Economy

  • October 13, 2005  

    Following a background report, two experts discuss the impact of higher home heating costs this year and how to cut back on energy usage. Continue reading

  • October 12, 2005  

    Chinese Communist Party official Cheng Si-wei talks to NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman about economic relations with the United States, foreign investment, textile exports and the recent revaluation of China’s currency. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2005  

    In recent years, China’s government has channeled investment into urban and business development, neglecting its enormous peasant class. The government recently pledged, however, to bridge the income gap. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2005  

    Two experts discusses a recent shift in economic policy by the Chinese government. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2005  

    University of Maryland professor Thomas Schelling, one of the recent winners of the Nobel Prize for economics, discusses the field of game theory. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2005  

    Nearly three decades after the death of Communist leader Mao Zedong, the “Great Helmsman” is still nearly omnipresent in China. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2005  

    Two experts discuss the unemployment fallout from Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2005  

    In the second in a series on China, business corespondent Paul Solman of WGBH-Boston examines the vast Chinese consumer market. Continue reading

  • October 4, 2005  

    The first report in a series on China focuses on the Asian nation’s economy, which is the fastest growing in the world. But with its booming growth come challenges. Continue reading

  • October 4, 2005  

    Awards to private contractors to aid recovery along the Gulf Coast make the largest transfer of federal fund into private hands. Most of the contracts were awarded with little or no bidding, worrying government watchdog groups. A report from Louisiana gives an overview of their contributions. Continue reading