Economy

  • February 19, 2010    

    Question: Do you really consider the Follow-up on Front-Running piece true journalism? Or, is it possibly just gossip? Do you consider using Goldman Sachs 2009 profit statements a perfect example of where that company always makes its money? [Ed. note: … Continue reading

  • February 19, 2010  

    In other news Friday, the Justice Department found no misconduct by Bush administration lawyers who authorized harsh interrogations. Also, home foreclosures fell in the final quarter of 2009, signaling a possible rebound in the housing market. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2010   BY  

    In its first step to unwind emergency measures put in place during the height of the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve announced late Thursday it was raising the rate it charges banks on emergency loans.

  • February 18, 2010   BY  

    The last bookstore in Laredo, Texas, closed its doors for good one month ago this week. This bilingual and bicultural border town, long challenged by high illiteracy rates, is now adjusting to its new reality.
    Continue reading

  • February 18, 2010   BY  

    Question: I must take exception to your two pieces on Goldman Sachs (Part I and Part II). Let us concede up front that Mr. Blankfein’s formulation of Goldman doing “God’s work” was a bit ham-handed at best, but rather than … Continue reading

  • February 18, 2010    

    President Obama Thursday morning signed an executive order to create a commission tasked with helping the nation reduce its debt. Mr. Obama selected Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson to head the commission, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. … Continue reading

  • February 18, 2010  

    President Obama has tasked a new commission to target ways to reduce the national debt, projected to hit $1.6 trillion this year. Opponents are concerned the panel could weigh in favor of tax hikes. Judy Woodruff reports interviews the commission co-chairs, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2010  

    Chinese officials openly criticized President Obama’s decision to meet with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Thursday. Beijing warned that U.S. recognition of Tibet as an independent state would further strain Sino-U.S. relations. Jeffrey Brown speaks to two experts about recent tension between the nations. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2010  

    As part of his continuing series of reports examining bank reform and the future of Wall Street, Paul Solman sits down with bank consultant and former FDIC chair William Isaac for a critical look at the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2010    

    On the first anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the $787 stimulus bill, Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Michael Grabell of ProPublica about how much has been spent, how much is left and how hard it is to count the number … Continue reading