Economy

  • July 3, 2003   BY Admin 

    The nation’s unemployment rate jumped to 6.4 percent in June, up from May’s 6.1 percent, the government reported Thursday. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2003  

    The nation’s unemployment rate jumped to 6.4 percent in June, up from 6.1 percent in May; the largest month-to-month rise since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. Experts analyze what the jump may mean for the economy. Continue reading

  • June 30, 2003  

    Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on privatizing space exploration. Continue reading

  • June 26, 2003  

    The Supreme Court also refused to rule in a case against athletic apparel maker Nike, Inc. involving free commercial speech. Jim Lehrer discusses the Nike ruling with Jan Crawford Greenburg of The Chicago Tribune. Continue reading

  • June 25, 2003  

    Wednesday’s Federal Reserve decision to cut interests rates by a quarter point is the 13th rate cut since early 2001. Experts discuss the Fed’s latest move with Gwen Ifill. Continue reading

  • June 23, 2003  

    Paul Solman looks at the recession’s effect on the changing world of manufacturing, where heavy losses have left many machinists with few options. Continue reading

  • June 13, 2003  

    Yesterday the House passed legislation extending the child tax credit to poor families. Kwame Holman reports on the next step, a House-Senate compromise package. Continue reading

  • June 10, 2003  

    Paul Solman reports on how some shareholders are pushing for corporate change in response to recent business scandals. Continue reading

  • June 10, 2003  

    Imclone founder Sam Waksal was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for his part in an insider trading scandal. Gwen Ifill examines the case and its possible wider meaning with John Coffee of the Columbia University Law School. Continue reading

  • June 9, 2003  

    Kwame Holman reports on the congressional effort to restore the child tax credit to some low-income families. Continue reading