By PBS NewsHour
President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed economic team suggests a preference for Wall Street veterans, in a reversal of his campaign promise to surround himself with establishment outsiders. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Wessel of The Brookings Institution about the “elite” appointments,…
On November 8, multiple states legalized the use of marijuana for either recreational or medicinal purposes -- thus marking a major shift in U.S. drug policy. William Brangham speaks with Taylor West of the National Cannabis Administration and Jonathan Hudak…
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both spoke about their intended tax policies this week. On Monday, Trump proposed tax cuts for all, while on Thursday, Clinton pledged to increase taxes on the wealthy and use that money for the middle…
Thursday’s successful Brexit vote holds great consequences for economies worldwide, with some analysts warning that departure from the EU could plunge Britain back into a recession that might in turn spread to other countries. For more on the financial implications…
By Associated Press
Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Israel about the dangers of the possible collapse of the Palestinian Authority. He says such an event would lead to situation that would threaten both the security of Israel and the Palestinian people.
By Simone Pathe
Earnings inequality in America has increased since 1979 — that much we know. But why and what to do about it is murky — in part because we’re often talking past each other when we talk about inequality. There are…
By Laura Santhanam
Since the 1950s, overall productivity has gone down in biomedical and pharmaceutical research and development, but limited data exists to help policy and industry experts understand why. The Brookings Institution recently explored these issues in innovation.
Observers on both sides of the aisle agree that partisan bickering, especially over the Federal Reserve, is at an all-time high. Look for the debate over the Fed to play a key role in upcoming presidential nominating contests, says former…
By Matthew Pennington, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The top U.S. and Chinese diplomats publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system.
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