In the wake of the subprime mortgage crash and the bailout of a prominent U.S. investment firm, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Monday outlined an administration proposal for increasing the regulation of financial institutions and markets. A Treasury official and…
Question/Comment: You used Harley Davidson as a success story in your "Rust Belt" series, but I understand that their workers were recently given unpaid leave. How do you reconcile this?Paul Solman: Because the workers still have good-paying jobs. Unpaid…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Campaigns continued to release fund-raising totals Monday when former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney joined Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., as the only other candidate to announce first-quarter totals that topped the $20 million mark.
Several past chairmen of the Federal Election Commission, among others, have said that this will be the first billion-dollar election. NewsHour discusses the money chase.
The House on its first day of the new session passed changes to ethics guidelines, including banning gifts and meals paid for by lobbyists and limiting travel paid for by outside groups. Guests discuss the legislation's chances of success.
With midterm elections nearly three weeks away, both the Democratic and Republican parties have raised millions of dollars for their House and Senate candidates' campaigns. Political reporters analyze who is contributing money and its influence on the election.
President Bush nominated Goldman Sachs Chairman Henry Paulson to serve as the secretary of treasury, marking the first time the president has turned to Wall Street for a key position. Analysts consider what the selection may say about the president's…
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