Economy

  • February 12, 2004  

    Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest cable operator, launched an unsolicited bid to merge with Walt Disney. Jim Lehrer and media experts discuss the implications of a Comcast-Disney union for consumers and whether the federal government should try to intercept a merger between cable operators and content providers. Continue reading

  • February 11, 2004   BY Admin 

    In a move that could transform the media industry, Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest cable operator, launched an unsolicited bid Wednesday to merge with troubled entertainment behemoth Walt Disney. Continue reading

  • February 10, 2004  

    Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming considers the grocery workers strike in Southern California. Continue reading

  • February 9, 2004   BY Admin 

    The United States and Australia reached a free trade agreement Sunday that supporters said would increase U.S. manufacturing exports to Australia by $2 billion a year. Continue reading

  • February 9, 2004  

    As President Bush touts positive economic indicators as part of his successful economic policy and Democrats warn of a jobless recovery, economists discuss the political implications of the state of the U.S. economy. Continue reading

  • February 4, 2004  

    The guest worker program President Bush recently proposed has sparked heated debate in California. Some labor groups in the state oppose the plan, but most businesses support it. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2004   BY Admin 

    President Bush sent Congress a $2.4 trillion election-year budget Monday that focuses on the war on terror, homeland defense and the economy and also lays out a plan that seeks to cut the projected record deficit of $521 billion. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2004  

    President Bush proposed a $2.4 trillion 2005 budget Monday, which includes increases in defense and homeland security spending and budget reductions for the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency. Members of Congress debate the budget’s potential effect on the federal deficit. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2004  

    Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi explains why she is opposed to the security barrier and tells Elizabeth Farnsworth that it is bring with it “tremendous economic and daily living hardships” for the Palestinians. Continue reading

  • January 29, 2004  

    The price of American beef plummeted at home and abroad after a slaughtered Washington state Holstein cow was found infected with mad cow disease in December. Tom Bearden reviews the reforms the U.S. Department of Agriculture implemented to ensure meat safety and their effect on the industry. Continue reading