The ease with which Americans can make purchases using credit cards and loans has led to increased personal debt. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Stuart Vyse, author of “Going Broke: Why Americans Can’t Hold On To Their Money,” about the roots of the country’s financial troubles. Continue reading
In the second installment in a series of conversations about the struggling economy, Ray Suarez speaks with author Nan Mooney about what she found to be troubling America’s middle class. She interviewed more than 100 people for latest book, “(Not) Keeping Up With Our Parents: The Decline of the Professional Middle Class.” Continue reading
In January, Clorox launched a line of all-natural cleaners called “Green Works” — with an endorsement from the Sierra Club. In this extended interview, Clorox CEO Don Knauss and Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope discuss the products, and their decision to work together, with the NewsHour’s Spencer Michels. Continue reading
- How can the U.S. government be continuously providing billions of dollars to various countries (we have trillions of dollars in debt)?
Question/Comment: I have always enjoyed your professional discussions and news coverage. Could you please help me understand how the U.S. government can continuously be providing billions of dollars to various countries (we have trillions of dollars in debt)? Also, why … Continue reading
The drive to own more homes and renovate old ones in the U.S. fueled the number of bank loans that underlie the country’s meltdown. In the first in a series of interviews on the economic downturn, Daniel McGinn, author of “House Lust,” details his take on the factors behind the housing and credit crises. Continue reading
The Labor Department reported a 0.8 percent rise in consumer prices in July — double the expected rate — sending inflation on its fastest annual pace in 17 years. Continue reading
Driven down by sagging demand for vehicles, U.S. retail sales had their worst showing in five months in July, according to newly released government figures. Continue reading