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By PBS NewsHour
Senior correspondent Ray Suarez was in Mexico City all week, reporting on the H1N1 flu. In this reporter's notebook that he filed during his flight home, he reports on the next steps for Mexico's government, people and medical community.
Question: How do we supervise and regulate the credit rating agencies which, so poorly and perhaps illegally overrated so many derivatives? Paul Solman: I don’t know. One proposed reform has been that the investors pay the ratings agencies for…
After General Motors announced plans to cut another 21,000 jobs and Chrysler reached a deal with United Auto Workers that may help the automaker avoid bankruptcy, a New York Times reporter provides an update on Detroit automakers' latest efforts to…
Last year, Albert Jack Stanley, the former CEO of KBR, pleaded guilty to bribery for masterminding the payment of more than $180 million to Nigerian officials. PBS Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergmen reports on the damage done by large-scale bribery in…
The Special Inspector General for TARP said Tuesday that the Treasury Department should do more to safeguard taxpayer dollars in the banking rescue plan. Kwame Holman reports.
Question: If we are shoveling money into AIG and they are pushing it out the back door to pay off bad debts and then banks announce profits, does this mean we are in a…
As the government invests billions to shore up the financial sector, some banks are returning rescue funds earlier than expected. A banking chief and a reporter explain the latest.
Thai soldiers intensified their efforts to tamp down anti-government protests in Bangkok Monday, and Pakistan's president signed a regulation imposing Islamic Law in part of the country.
Question: What is the current rate of hidden unemployment in the United States, and is it trending upwards? Paul Solman: It’s not very hidden. Every month, the U.S. government reports a range of unemployment measures. The most inclusive is…
India has benefited from supplying other countries with outsourcing services from computer help to legal document analysis, while in other parts of the country poor farmers are struggling to make a living. NewsHour special correspondent Simon Marks reports on the…
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