U.S. economic news hit a downbeat note Thursday as the White House lowered its outlook for 2008 and a mortgage research company announced that last month's foreclosure filings nearly doubled those in October 2006.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Chrysler LLC announced Thursday it plans to cut up to 12,000 jobs as part of the automaker's ongoing effort to reduce costs and adjust to slowing demand for some of its vehicles.
The country's stock market has been unsteady and unpredictable in recent weeks. The NewsHour talks to two financial experts about the market's uneven pattern and what it might mean for the American economy.
In the final days of France's presidential campaigns, opinion polls show that conservative candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has increased his lead over socialist Segolene Royal. Margaret Warner reports from France on the countdown to Sunday's presidential runoff.
England's Queen Elizabeth II visits the historical settlement of Jamestown Friday to mark the 400th anniversary of the town's founding. Three historians discuss the settlement's significance and how views of its history have changed over time.
In the fourth installment in a series of conversations about the impact of globalization, NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman interviews Vandana Shiva, an activist at the forefront of the fight against globalization for nearly three decades.
President Bush visited Mexico on Tuesday, the last stop on his five-country tour of Latin America, and vowed to push Congress to change U.S. immigration policies. Two regional experts discuss the president's visit and the future of Mexican trade and…
U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Susan Bies has said she anticipates an even higher level of mortgage default rates in the coming months on loans made to high-risk borrowers. Economists explain what's behind the trend and discuss the consequences.
U.S. stock markets have begun to recover after a serious downturn in Chinese stock Tuesday caused shocks in markets around the globe, while raising questions about potential annd prolonged instability. Economic analyst Nick Perna discusses what's next for the stability…
The Dow Jones Industrial dropped 416 points today, the worst plunge since September 2001, after the Chinese market fell 9 percent. Jim Lehrer talks with an economics professor about the worldwide decline in stock prices.
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