Economy

  • September 5, 2003  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and David Brooks of the New York Times discuss the dispute over whether to involve the U.N. in Iraq and the first Democratic presidential debate. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2003  

    Jeffrey Kaye of KCET Los Angeles looks at the tobacco industry’s lawsuit against the state of California over controversial anti-smoking ads. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2003  

    The United States has accused China of undervaluing its currency, a practice Bush administration officials say hurts the U.S. economy. Continue reading

  • September 1, 2003  

    Tom Bearden looks at the forces influencing the rise in natural gas prices and the effects of those increases. Continue reading

  • September 1, 2003  

    The Labor Department is proposing a change to the rules governing eligibility for overtime pay. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • September 1, 2003  

    The Labor Department is proposing the most dramatic changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act in 65 years. The changes would raise the minimum amount people can earn and still be paid overtime but would also allow companies to stop paying overtime for some workers who are currently eligible. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2003  

    As Libya accepts responsibility for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the United Nations debates lifting sanctions against the country. Experts assess how an end to sweeping economic sanctions could affect Libya. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2003  

    Ted Robbins of KUAT Tucson reports on the expanding day labor industry and efforts to improve conditions for the temporary workforce. Continue reading

  • August 7, 2003   BY Admin 

    Less than two weeks after the House passed a bill that would let U.S. consumers buy medicine at lower prices from Canada, Pfizer moved to prevent reimportation of its drugs. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2003  

    Ray Suarez discusses the new job numbers with Maria Fiorini, a Wall Street economist; Mark Vitner, a senior economist at Wachovia bank; and Lisa Lynch, former chief economist at the Labor Department. Continue reading