The figures are stark evidence of the damage the coronavirus has done to a now-shattered economy.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Thursday that the world's poorest countries will be hardest hit.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
By the Great Depression, community access to the arts had dried up, until federal art centers opened up to help fill in the gaps. A new exhibit displays paintings done by children at community art centers in New York City.
By Joshua Barajas
Even with prohibition ending nearly a century ago, its impact on American politics continue to be seen.
By David Crary, Associated Press
Eighty years ago Saturday, William Penn Adair, better known as Will Rogers, an entertainer, humorist, political commentator and writer, died in a plane crash in Alaska.
A crowd of depositors gather in the rain outside Bank of United States after its failure in 1931 during the Great Depression. Photo by World Telegram staff photographer from the Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons. Last week's story…
President Obama is facing major challenges in the next 48 hours, including opposition to climate change and health care reform legislation. White House senior adviser David Axelrod speaks with Jim Lehrer about those obstacles.
As part of his continuing series Making Sense of financial news, Paul Solman has a unique look at the legacy of economist John Maynard Keynes, who first introduced the concept of government intervention in the economy, and his countertenor Friedrich…
Amid nationwide dissatisfaction with the economy, Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" Ben Bernanke faces some opposition in Congress as he looks to serve another term as Federal Reserve chairman. Kwame Holman reports, and then Jim Lehrer speaks with economic…
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