The economy experienced an extraordinary year of volatility in 2008 with the collapse of major financial firms and huge market losses. Financial writers discuss the year’s significance and the road ahead in 2009. Continue reading
As the clock ticks down on 2008’s roller coaster of economic turmoil and time runs out for charitable giving this year, non-profits are under pressures they weren’t feeling a year ago and communities are struggling to support art programs during the downturn.
Question/Comment: At one point during your report on teaching job skills to at-risk urban youth, I noticed a wall behind a student displayed a list of qualities to embrace: be honest, be accountable, among others. It almost seems cruelly ironic, … Continue reading
Scientists and scientific organizations hailed President-elect Barack Obama’s choice of top science advisers as a “dream team” this week. Continue reading
After a year that saw a global economic crisis develop and a historic presidential election take place, Mark Shields and Michael Gerson look back on 2008’s news highlights and discuss what to expect in the year to come. Continue reading
The subprime mortgage meltdown and subsequent downward spiral caught some officials and the public off guard. Yet there were some clear indicators of the impending crisis. Paul Solman speaks to two Nobel award-winning economists about how the economy began to unfurl. Continue reading
The holiday season was anything but merry for retailers this year; sales fell by double-digits in several categories, making this shopping season one of the worst in decades. An analyst examines the impact on the economy. Continue reading
As the economy continues in a downward spiral, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are concentrating on serving the needs of the middle class. Kwame Holman speaks to legislators preparing to tackle the economic crisis. Continue reading