Economy

  • January 26, 2006  

    General Motors announced Thursday that it lost $8.6 billion last year — the most since 1992. A report from Flint, Mich. examines the struggles of the union at Delphi, a parts supplier formerly owned by GM where workers are preparing for the worst. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2006  

    A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association says 90 percent of the $21 billion pharmaceutical companies spend on marketing goes directly to physicians. Two experts discusses the debate concerning whether free samples from drug companies influence patients’ care. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2006  

    Google has agreed to censor its search engine in China. In return for blocking politically sensitive terms, Google gains access to the world’s No. 2 Internet market. Following a background report, an expert discusses censorship for business interests and the implications this decision may have on the Internet. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2006  

    The Washington Post’s Web site recently shut down the viewer comments section of one of its weblogs after an article by the Post’s ombudsman caused a flood of complaints. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2006   BY  

    PBS announced Monday that Paula Kerger, an executive with more than a decade of experience working with public television in New York City, would take the helm of the national public broadcaster on March 21. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2006   BY  

    Ford Motor Co., America’s second largest automaker, announced restructuring plans Monday that will cut 25,000 to 30,000 jobs and idle 14 plants by 2012. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2006  

    The Ford Motor Co. announced restructuring plans that will cut 25,000 to 30,000 jobs and idle 14 plants by 2012. Two guests discuss the potential impact of the layoffs as well as Ford’s new business plan. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2006  

    A Media Unit report examines Google’s fight against a government subpoena requesting access to the search records of millions of people. Two guests discuss what the case could mean for individual privacy protection in the 21st century. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2006  

    A commission called Bring New Orleans Back is charged with helping struggling business owners get back on their feet after much of their property and the city’s tourist industry were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2006   BY  

    The Tokyo Stock Exchange shut down Wednesday following a flood of sell orders spurred by a prosecutors’ raid on the offices of livedoor.com, a popular Japanese web portal. Continue reading