The House voted Thursday to impose a 90 percent tax on some bonuses at AIG and other bailout-funded companies. Editorial writers describe reaction to the controversy across the country. Continue reading
Wal-Mart Stores plans to enter the electronic health records market, company officials said Wednesday, bringing digital recordkeeping to physicians in small offices as well as large practices nationwide. Continue reading
A debate at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia focused on proposals to create jobs through an overhaul of the nation’s infrastructure. Robert MacNeil moderated the discussion. Continue reading
New questions are surfacing over the future of the Republican Party amid a public dispute between GOP National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Political analysts assess what’s next for the GOP. Continue reading
The Senate on Monday voted 61-36 to end debate on an $838 billion economic stimulus bill, one more vote than needed to avoid a potential filibuster on the measure when it goes to a final vote as early as Tuesday. Continue reading
Despite a dismal jobs report, the market rose as the Senate began debating the economic stimulus bill. California closed most of its government offices today due to its worsening budget shortfalls, forcing more than 200,000 state workers to stay home without pay. Continue reading
President Barack Obama met Wednesday with business leaders and renewed his calls for Congress’s quick action on passing a new economic stimulus plan. Continue reading
As the impact of the economic downturn ripples across the U.S., four public broadcasting reporters describe how the recession has impacted their states and local communities.