Amid the economic slump, there may be a silver lining for solar energy businesses that have withstood the recession so far. NewsHour special correspondent Spencer Michels reports.
In the second of his new series on making sense of financial news, Paul Solman asks economists for predictions for the year ahead and interviews "standup economist" Yoram Bauman, who mines financial news for comedic material.
Food banks and charities around the country are experiencing shortages as the economy continues to slide. In a two-part report, Tom Bearden examines how food banks are faring and Ray Suarez talks to analysts about the rising number of Americans…
With the Republican convention underway in St. Paul, the NewsHour's economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Nancy Pfotenhauer, an adviser to Sen. John McCain's campaign, about the GOP presidential hopeful's economic policies and how they could impact everyday Americans.
Starbucks announced Wednesday the closure of 600 stores and plans for staff cutbacks after a drop in sales. Lee Hochberg reports on the economic shifts behind the company's losses and how the coffee giant plans to recover.
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