Unemployment climbed to its highest percentage in 20 months Friday as industries shed thousands of workers. Terence Smith and guests discuss the impact.
Paul Solman of WGBH Boston considers the bialy, a cousin of the bagel, as a piece of cultural history.
'Easy credit' isn't always.
Will President Bush's $1.6 trillion tax cut plan boost the slowing economy? Gwen Ifill discusses the issue with four economists.
Rolling blackouts in California have ended for now, but power regulators say outages could resume if power demand spikes again.
The NewsHour's historians take a look at the Federal Reserve's interest rate cut.
The Federal Reserve lowered short-term interest rates by one-half point today. Margaret Warner talks with financial consultant Henry Kaufman, economist Maureen Allyn of Zurich Scudder Investments, and investment strategist Mary Farrell of PaineWebber.
Citing a severe shortage of electricity across the state, California officials ordered a second wave of rolling blackouts to relieve strain on an overworked power grid.
The California energy crisis affects big users of power, including most of the state's agricultural industry.
Ray Suarez leads a discussion with economic experts on the ever worsening state of the Japanese economy.
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