In Greece, where a popular toast is drinking “to health and cash flow,” one food writer sees parallels in between the country’s crushing economic problems and its departure from its simple, humble culinary roots. Paul Solman reports. Continue reading
The United Nations announced a goal to raise $460 million for Pakistani flood victims. More than 300,000 homes have been destroyed and 14 million people have been affected by the three-week-old disaster. Gwen Ifill speaks with John Holmes, U.N. under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator. Continue reading
The latest job numbers show the economy is struggling to get back on track. In July, the government cut 131,000 temporary Census jobs and only about 71,000 jobs were gained in the private sector. Ray Suarez sits down with economist Lisa Lynch and New York Times writer David Leonhardt to assess the latest numbers. Continue reading
July’s jobs reading came as bad news for job seekers and the U.S. economy. The Labor Department reports that 6.6 million people have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer. Paul Solman talks to people who have been out of work for 99 weeks or longer as part of his ongoing series on making sense of financial news. Continue reading
Amid the grim job numbers from the Labor Department Friday, Wall Street managed to come out of the week ahead. The Dow is up nearly 2 percent and the NASDAQ rose 1.5 percent. Also, BP is waiting for cement to harden on its plugged Gulf oil well. Continue reading
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. has already started to send aid to victims of the Pakistan floods, which have been deemed the worst there in 80 years. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports on the frustrations in a remote Pakistani village. Continue reading
The economic crisis in Greece is bringing a new wave of anger among its citizens over austerity measures to control its debt. Paul Solman looks at how Greek citizens are coping with the debt crisis and speaks with Prime Minister George Papandreou. Continue reading
It involves casinos, the murder of a Greek tycoon, intrigue in Washington and much more. But the film, “Casino Jack and the United States of Money” is a documentary unwinding the trail of super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff — once a powerful player in the nation’s capital, now a convicted felon serving time in prison.