The Obama administration is expected to ease travel and financial embargoes with Cuba in broad policy changes that have sparked debate between those in favor of starting a dialogue with Cuban leaders and those who advocate continuing the restrictions. Analysts probe the policy issues. Continue reading
Wall Street marked its best run since November this week as President Obama worked to boost confidence in recovery moves. The Wall Street Journal’s David Wessel offers insight. Continue reading
With the global economy in a tailspin, some Latin American countries are feeling the effects of slumping trade and a drop in remittances from people in the United States, while others appear to have been spared for now. Continue reading
President Barack Obama makes his first foreign trip to Canada on Thursday. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports on what items top Canadians’ agenda, including trade and the economy. Continue reading
Question/Comment: What is the worst case scenario if the consumer becomes a saver? Or if nations, including United States, raise trade barriers? Or if the financial bailout fails? Paul Solman: Hmmm. Well, the first is happening as we speak: Consumers … Continue reading
Paul Solman revisits the port of Long Beach, Calif., just a year after first reporting there, and finds fields of unsold Mercedes and tracts of Toyotas. Read the transcript here.
Even before Hurricane Katrina, the structural flaws of the port of New Orleans, combined with increased shipping volume, strained the infrastructure resource. Ray Suarez examines the port’s struggle to fund improvements and keep up with its competition. Continue reading