President Obama is facing major challenges in the next 48 hours, including opposition to climate change and health care reform legislation. White House senior adviser David Axelrod speaks with Jim Lehrer about those obstacles.
By Carolyn O'Hara
As the end of a tumultuous economic year approaches, the PBS NewsHour asked several economists and financial experts to look ahead to 2010 and answer one question: What is the economic conventional wisdom with which you most disagree?…
Amid nationwide dissatisfaction with the economy, Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" Ben Bernanke faces some opposition in Congress as he looks to serve another term as Federal Reserve chairman. Kwame Holman reports, and then Jim Lehrer speaks with economic…
Employers cut the fewest number of jobs in November since the recession started in 2007. Judy Woodruff talks to experts about the unexpected good news and what this could mean for the country's economic future.
By Carolyn O'Hara
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced tough criticism Thursday from a Senate committee for the central bank's failure to regulate risk-taking on Wall Street.
In other news, Ben Bernanke defended his tenure as Federal Reserve chairman before Congress on Thursday, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested using money left over from the Wall Street bailout to create more jobs.
In other news, the U.N. nuclear agency reported that Iran plans to open a uranium enrichment plant by 2011, and the head of French forces in Afghanistan narrowly escaped a rocket attack in Kabul.
More than a year after the economic crisis hit, legislators continue to work on how to reform financial regulation and stave off a future crisis. The latest proposal comes from Sen. Chris Dodd of the Senate finance committee. Financial experts…
The head of a key House committee unveiled legislation Wednesday that would grant the federal government sweeping new powers to police giant financial firms. Jim Lehrer talks to two financial analysts about the debate over "too big to fail" institutions.
In other news, markets fell on a rise in claims for unemployment benefits and drops in auto sales and factory activity, and a key Senate committee neared the end of its work on health care reform.
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