The Federal Reserve is nearing the final drawdown of its quantitative easing program, which, in several ways, has helped reduce the budget deficit. But has that really been such a free lunch, asks economist Terry Burnham?…
After a steady slump in world trading, global markets surged Tuesday after expectations of a likely Federal Reserve interest rate cut and the Treasury's move to inject capital boosted investors' confidence. A Business Week editor probes the reasons behind the…
Despite the approval of a sweeping $700 billion bailout bill on Capitol Hill, the downward march of the financial sector continued Monday as major world and U.S. markets plummeted.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Federal Reserve decided Tuesday for a second consecutive meeting to keep a key interest rate at 2 percent, saying that overall the economy is doing well despite inflationary fears.
Rising consumer prices are raising Americans' cost of living, adding to economic woes, according to a new economic report. Analysts discuss the recent report and what it means for American consumers.
Concerns over high oil prices continue as lawmakers struggle to find production solutions. Two energy consultants discuss the factors behind the ongoing price jumps and analyze the trajectory of fuel costs for the near future.
Rising fuel prices and news of massive job losses buffeted an already shaken U.S. economy in the past week. The record energy prices are affecting the cost of everything from baked goods to diapers. Journalists John Authers and Roben Farzad…
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