Economy

  • October 9, 2003  

    As two historically “cursed” baseball teams, the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox, drum up hopes for a trip to the World Series, Paul Solman explores how economists see behavioral theories at work in baseball and its management. Continue reading

  • October 8, 2003  

    General Electric Co. and Paris-based Vivendi Universal on Wednesday reached a final agreement to merge the French company’s U.S. entertainment assets with GE’s television network NBC, creating a media giant with an estimated value of $43 billion. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2003   BY Admin 

    Ten Southeast Asian countries signed a deal Tuesday to establish a free trade zone — similar to post-World War II Europe — in order to compete with China and other burgeoning regional economic powers. Continue reading

  • October 3, 2003  

    The jobless rate remained steady in September and U.S. payrolls grew for the first time in eight months. Regional economists discuss what the latest job numbers may mean for the U.S. economy. Continue reading

  • September 29, 2003  

    Jeffrey Kaye of KCET Los Angeles reports on the economic strain behind the California recall election. Continue reading

  • September 25, 2003  

    Paul Solman of WGBH Boston reports on the current financial crisis in the pension system, and how future retirees are affected. Continue reading

  • September 23, 2003  

    Betty Ann Bowser reports on the plight of textile workers in North Carolina, who were laid off following the closure of a local mill. Continue reading

  • September 22, 2003  

    U.S. administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer asked senators today to approve $87 billion for reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Experts offer their opinions on the effectiveness of Bremer’s reconstruction plans for Iraq. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2003  

    Ford, GM and Chrysler reached tentative contract deals with the United Auto Workers this week. Industry experts discuss how the labor negotiations will impact the future of America’s auto industry. Continue reading

  • September 18, 2003  

    Richard Grasso, CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, resigned. Ray Suarez gets perspective from John Coffee, director of the Center on Corporate Governance at Columbia University Law School, and Gretchen Morgenson of The New York Times. Continue reading