Early on, the National Republican Congressional Committee considered Ohio's 6th District its best chance to pick up a Democratic House seat, but with less than a week to go, the GOP is focusing its resources on other embattled Ohio incumbents.
President Bush said the United States is "winning" in Iraq and urged against a fixed timetable for withdrawal from the country. Political journalists E.J. Dionne and Rich Lowry discuss the possible political ramifications of the president's policy.
A referendum to raise the state minimum wage by 25 percent from $5.15 an hour to $6.50 an hour will be on the Missouri ballot at the upcoming midterm election. NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman explains the ballot issue.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 12,000, for the first time Wednesday. While the peak was only brief, it indicated that inflation and consumer prices were falling. A finance professor discusses the significance of this milestone.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Candidates for the Missouri Senate, Republican incumbent Jim Talent and state auditor Claire McCaskill, debated for the third time Wednesday, highlighting their differences on Iraq, stem cell research and the question of talks with North Korea.
While other economic indicators remain positive, the number of new jobs created in September was the lowest in almost a year and much fewer than predicted. Two former Labor Department chief economists decipher the mixed signals and the health of…
With the increase in outsourcing jobs to maintain a competitive edge in the global economy, Americans are facing more frequent layoffs at the workplace. This phenomenon is causing low self esteem and other psychological problems among people losing their jobs.
A year after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, residents find that despite promises of aid from local, state and federal governments, the city still lacks adequate medical care and other basic services.
As housing inventories reached new highs, existing-home sales in the United States fell in July to its lowest rate in more than two years. Industry economists discuss the drop and the impact of the softening real estate market on the…
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke this week expressed concerns over core inflation and noted a slowing economy, cooling housing market, and lower consumer spending, leading investors to expect another interest rate hike.
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