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With the eurozone in such obvious economic turmoil, we turn to former chief IMF economist and longtime friend and favorite of Making Sen$e, Simon Johnson (Peterson Institute, MIT). We asked him a series of pressing questions: Paul Solman:…
At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, President Obama said the debt deal had averted "a massive blow" to the economy, but it wound up being another rocky day for global markets. Jeffrey Brown discusses the latest on the markets and…
In other news Wednesday, lawmakers in Greece endorsed new austerity measures in the face of chaos in the streets of Athens. The package of $40 billion in spending cuts and tax hikes is designed to win a second bailout from…
By Talea Miller
The NewsHour's global health beat rounds up key stories from the week.
By Elizabeth Shell
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was as urbane and well-mannered an interviewee as ever you'll meet. Sensible and clear, as in a NewsHour interview during the heat of the Crash of '08. Candid, as in another interview, one I did with…
Many of Japan's factories, a key component of the global supply line, have been crippled the earthquake or tsunami, or have ceased production due to rolling blackouts. Ray Suarez talks with The Economist's Greg Ip about the global economic impact…
Less than 30 percent of people in southern Sudan have access to adequate health care. Widespread disease is threatening to overwhelm the African nation, where an upcoming secession referendum appears likely to create a new country. Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye…
Ray Suarez continues his series from Havana with a report on the Cuban health care system's emphasis on preventive medicine.
Ray Suarez and the NewsHour Global Health Unit kick off a three-part series from Cuba with a report from Havana on how the country's economy is adapting to the gradual economic reforms of President Raul Castro -- while maintaining a…
World leaders at the G-20 summit in South Korea set broad guidelines for the global economy but left out details on how key issues will be resolved. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Sewell Chan of the New York Times, who covered…
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