In academia, many professors remain working and teaching long past traditional retirement age, leaving younger potential professors shut out from highly coveted full-time, tenured positions. As part of a series on older workers, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how institutions are negotiating with aging faculty. Continue reading
In other new Thursday, a winter storm whipped across the middle part of the United States, bringing heavy snow, freezing rain, thunder, and lightning. Also, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO teamed up to call for a new visa program for lower-skilled workers. Continue reading
President Obama kicked off efforts to reinvigorate public support for health care reform, ahead of more changes taking effect and the midterm elections. Judy Woodruff gets an update on the how the law is being enacted from Susan Dentzer, editor of Health Affairs. Continue reading
In his continuing series of reports on Making Sense of the economy, Paul Solman looks at the challenges older workers face trying to secure a job, let alone retirement, amid the downturn. Continue reading
At the end of an especially eventful August recess, Jeffrey Brown speaks with reporters and analysts from around the nation about how the economy and health care debates are shaping up. Continue reading
As the health care reform debates continues, some seniors are concerned over potential changes to Medicare payments.
The use of electronic voting machines in the California primary last week served as a test case for the rest of the country. Many states have switched to the touch-screen machines after the problems with voting systems in the disputed 2000 presidential election. Continue reading