Tensions are rising between global powers China and Japan over newly declared air defense zone over disputed islands. For insight into the seriousness of the dispute and potential ramifications, Gwen Ifill talks to two former State Department officials, Kurt Campbell and Susan Shirk. Continue reading
Rumors about Social Security policies abound; it’s important to consult the Social Security Administration, especially their technical experts, about your specific circumstances. Photo courtesy of Tetra Images.
By Larry Kotlikoff Rumors about Social Security policies abound; it’s important to consult the Social Security Administration, especially their technical experts, about your specific circumstances. Photo courtesy of Tetra Images. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional secrets, … Continue reading
More than a third of Americans are expected to shop online on the Monday after Thanksgiving, the single largest e-shopping day of the year. Jeffrey Brown reports on the kickoff of the holiday retail season with a look at how brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce sites are faring thus far. Continue reading
For brick-and-mortar retailers, the holiday shopping season got off to a slow start. With fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, stores are in fierce competition to capture consumer spending. Jeffrey Brown talks to industry veteran Gerald Storch about shifts in the shopping landscape and potential for consumer savings. Continue reading
In Kiev, protesters tried to paralyze the Ukrainian government by blockading the headquarters of the Cabinet of Ministers. Matt Frei of Independent Television News reports on how an 11th hour reversal on an agreement with the European Union inspired Ukrainian citizens to storm the streets and crackdowns by police. Continue reading
Despite the desire held by many Ukrainians to be more aligned with the European Union, Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych was swayed by pressure from Russia’s Vladimir Putin to reject a free trade agreement. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution about Yanukovych’s options for the current crisis. Continue reading
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images Online Black Friday sales couldn’t make up for declines in phone and industrial shares on a half day of trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard and Poor’s 500 Index closed slightly down. The … Continue reading