With the unemployment level still hovering near double digits, the PBS NewsHour asked a handful of economists and small business owners for their thoughts on the one thing Washington should do to jumpstart job creation.
By Maureen Hoch
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell delivered the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union Wednesday. The text of his remarks are as prepared for delivery and distributed by the Republican Party.
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.
By Dave Gustafson
Congress has passed legislation that would expand a popular homebuyer's tax credit and extend unemployment benefits in a bid to breathe more life into the struggling American economy.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday unveiled a massive health care reform bill that would expand health insurance coverage to 36 million Americans at a cost of $894 billion over 10 years.
Question: I’m amazed that we have not seen an historical listing of the series of federal bills from Reagan’s administration, as well as Clinton’s and Bush II, that would identify a series of “deregulating” events that contributed to the current…
By Carolyn O'Hara
Testifying before lawmakers Thursday, Ben Bernanke reiterated a call for the Fed to be given supervisory powers over institutions that pose a systemic risk to the financial system, and proposed that a council of regulators help monitor risk.
The cost of employer-sponsored health care insurance has risen by about 5 percent this year, according to a new report, outstripping overall inflation and workers' wages.
By Lea Winerman
President Barack Obama sought to call Congress and the American public to action Wednesday night, in a prime-time speech aimed at resetting the terms of the debate over health care reform.
Following is the text of President Barack Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress Wednesday, as prepared for delivery, released by the White House and distributed to news organizations.
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