Economy

  • March 18, 1996  

    Congress is expected to pass a version of product liability reform this week. The bill would limit punitive damages that could be awarded to those people injured by defective products. Elizabeth Farnsworth leads a debate over the merits of the bill. Continue reading

  • February 29, 1996  

    With approximately 75 percent of the convention delegates to be awarded in the next month, the financial status of the candidates appear more important than ever. Veteran campaigners talk with Margaret Warner about the role of money in the race for the nomination. Continue reading

  • January 31, 1996  

    As more economists conclude the U.S. economy is slowing, the Federal Reserve reacts by lowering interest rates. Paul Solman, of WGBH Boston, reports. Continue reading

  • January 18, 1996  

    This week Apple Computer, one of the giants of American technology, announced large losses and a painful reorganization. The story provides reason to wonder why some inventions like Apple’s Macintosh have trouble in the marketplace. Business Correspondent Paul Solman of WGBH-Boston reports. Continue reading

  • January 12, 1996  

    In the jobs race, are employers putting their money on “proven winners?” Business correspondent, Paul Solman, WGBH-Boston, reports on who is pulling ahead in the economy of the 1990s. Continue reading

  • January 10, 1996  

    Mary Farrell, investment strategist with Paine Webber, New York, discusses whether the recent down turn in the stock-market is a result of slow progress in federal budget negotiations, with Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Continue reading

  • December 29, 1995  

    Federal workers may be able to return to work soon, but may not be paid immediately. Margaret Warner discusses the implications with economics correspondent, Susan Dentzer, of “U.S. News & World Report.” Continue reading

  • December 27, 1995  

    When high-level talks between the White House and Congress resume on Friday, one idea that’s expecting to get close attention is adjusting the Consumer Price Index. Paul Solman reports on the proposal and its potential impact. Continue reading

  • December 19, 1995  

    In an economics update, correspondent, Paul Solman, of WGBH-Boston, reports on the Federal Reserve’s decision to lower interest rates, and Wall Street connections to the budget impasse. Continue reading

  • December 19, 1995  

    Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Susan Dentzer, chief economics correspondent for “U.S. News & World Report,” talk to Margaret Warner about how Republicans want to include discussion of the Consumer Price Index in the federal budget debate. Continue reading

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