In other news Thursday, former president Bill Clinton underwent surgery for chest pains, and European leaders promised "determined and coordinated action" to support Greece as it battles a debt crisis.
The financial markets remain unstable as disagreement persists within the European Union about how to deal with swelling debt levels in Greece, Portugal and Spain. Jeffrey Brown talks to an economist for insight.
The realities of the Port-au-Prince economy have become brutally simple. With most businesses now gone, banks still closed, and thousands jobless, the city is virtually cashless. Ray Suarez reports from Haiti.
President Obama is expected to pay particular attention to the needs of middle-class voters in Wednesday's State of the Union.
Judy Woodruff speaks with Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., about the proposed restrictions on the nation's financial institutions and how this will affect consumers and the economy.
President Obama moved to impose new restrictions on banks aimed to discourage the kind of risky behavior that led to the financial collapse. Judy Woodruff speaks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the president's proposals.
President Obama announced Thursday plans to tax the nation's biggest banks to recoup TARP costs. But not everyone thinks this is such a great idea.
Bankers from the nation's top financial institutions faced tough questions Wednesday from Congress, which has been investigating what led to the financial collapse and what role banks played. Kwame Holman reports.
Word trickled down that the federal government will impose tax hikes on major financial institutions. Judy Woodruff speaks with experts about what this could mean for the economy.
Stocks are making gains, but new jobs remain elusive. Judy Woodruff asks a panel of experts whether 2010 will be a year of economic recovery, or merely the start of a double-dip recession.
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