On Monday’s NewsHour, Paul Solman examined whether big infrastructure projects, such as the one being considered by President-elect Barack Obama, are an effective way to create new jobs and stimulate the economy.
With half of the $700 billion in financial industry rescue funds already allocated, new questions are emerging over exactly how banks have used the money. A financial reporter and a top GAO official examine the issue. Continue reading
Some economists believe increasing government spending on infrastructure is the only way out of the nation’s economic crisis. Paul Solman reports on how infrastructure spending may be a crucial way to resuscitate the economy. Continue reading
President-elect Barack Obama is planning to create or preserve three million jobs over the next two years through a series of government construction projects and a massive stimulus plan. A Washington Post reporter takes a closer look at Mr. Obama’s job growth goals. Continue reading
This week, the White House announced an aid package to keep the Big Three afloat, and Gov. Rod Blagojevich denied accusations of plotting to sell President-elect Obama’s senate seat. Mark Shields and David Brooks offer their analysis. Continue reading
The economic downturn is affecting communities across the country in varied ways. Business reporters give an update on what their regions are experiencing. Continue reading
President Bush has unveiled a $17 billion automaker rescue plan that will force the companies to restructure in order to remain competitive. A White House economist and a congressman debate the package. Continue reading