Wall Street bailout

  • U.S. President Barack Obama holds up a padlock alongside Master Lock's Senior Vice President Bob Rice as Obama tours the factory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin February 15, 2012. Obama toured the business to highlight his 'blueprint for an economy built to last'.    REUTERS/Jason Reed   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR2XWMW
    January 12, 2017  

    What is President Obama’s economic legacy? Did his efforts to turn the country around after the 2008 financial crisis constitute a robust recovery, or too little, too late? Economics correspondent Paul Solman assembled a panel of economic experts to discuss employment across racial groups, the types of jobs created and the obstacles the president faced in enacting his economic agenda. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2008   BY  

    Congress returns to Washington Monday to convene a lame-duck session with the struggling auto industry as its first priority. Democrats want to use part of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout for emergency loans to help the Big Three carmakers. Continue reading