Question/Comment: I am a Canadian. Unfortunately, 87 percent of our trade is with America. Consequently, U.S. recessions are felt more deeply in Canada. However, my questions are about the American debt. My understanding is that the debt could reach $10…
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This installment’s “guest vetter” is Martin Neil Baily, now with the Brookings Institution. He was chairman of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors and is a certified VKP (very knowledgeable person). If you…
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson speaks with Jim Lehrer about World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz's troubles, the potential impact on the international body, and U.S.-China economic relations ahead of Paulson's meeting with Chinese officials next week.
The U.S. Mint released into circulation millions of gold-covered dollar coins bearing the likeness of George Washington Thursday. U.S. Mint Director Edmund Moy discusses the decision to introduce the coin, after previous attempts to do so were unsuccessful.
By PBS NewsHour
The Chinese government said Thursday it is moving to a more flexible exchange system that ties its currency, the yuan, to a marketbasket of currencies rather than linking it at a fixed rate to the U.S. dollar.
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