stimulus package

  • December 5, 2008  

    Columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus weigh the news of the week, including rising job losses, the auto industry bailout and President-elect Barack Obama’s latest Cabinet picks. Continue reading

  • November 14, 2008  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks assess the latest changes to the implementation of the $700 billion federal rescue plan, the Obama administration’s ongoing transition process and other news of the week. Continue reading

  • November 6, 2008  

    The U.S. economy continued to falter as markets sank sharply Thursday for the second consecutive day. A chief investment officer and a journalist discuss congressional plans to craft a stimulus package later this month and weigh efforts by lawmakers to assist troubled industries. Continue reading

  • January 28, 2008    

    Question/Comment: How effective have past stimulus packages been at achieving their objectives and their impact against the estimated consequence of taking no active stimulating role? Paul Solman: Depends what you mean by “achieving their objectives.” Last time around, people spent … Continue reading

  • January 24, 2008  

    Congressional leaders and the White House reached an agreement Thursday for an economic stimulus package that would include rebate checks for millions of taxpayers and incentives for businesses to invest in new capital. A panel of economic experts examines how the proposal may help ease economic concerns across the country. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2008  

    U.S. House leaders met with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Wednesday to shape the details of a economic stimulus package amid fears of a recession and concerns over volatile financial markets, both in the U.S. and abroad. Two economists assess the proposals and discuss what’s most likely to boost the U.S. economy. Continue reading

  • January 22, 2008  

    Amid fears of a U.S. economic downturn, global markets suffered steep losses and the Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point Tuesday — its biggest cut in over 23 years. Financial experts examine why the Fed rolled out the surprise rate cut and the forces behind the market turmoil. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2008  

    President Bush Friday proposed a $150 billion economic stimulus package to address the nation’s mounting economic woes. NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the announcement, then the NewsHour listens to the analysis of Brooks and Shields. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2008  

    President Bush spoke with congressional leaders Thursday about an economic rescue package as Fed chief Ben Bernanke testified on Capitol Hill that it is “critically important” that a stimulus effort take effect quickly. Members of the House budget panel detail the debate over what provisions the package should include. Continue reading

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