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Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt both took office during times of crisis, and their leadership may provide President-elect Barack Obama with some insight into the road ahead. Authors with new biographies of Lincoln and FDR examine what Mr.
Elections from both the 1930s and the 1990s have centered on the economy, but the 2008 presidential race featured a unique combination of economic, racial and foreign policy issues. Historians discuss the events and offer some parallels from past elections.
Editor’s Note: On Thursday, October 30, Paul Solman sat down with economist Eugene White and author Amity Shlae to talk about The Great Depression and what lessons can be gleaned from that era. Shlaes’ book is titled ‘The…
As the financial sector shifts, so does the reach of the jolt to economic structures around the world. Economist Nassim Nicholas Taleb and his mentor, mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, speak with Paul Solman about chain reactions and predicting the financial crisis.
One year after the Down Jones industrial average peaked above 14,000 points, it closed Friday below 8,500 amid a global financial slump. Economic analysts and reporters give insight on the latest Wall Street woes.
Sens. John McCain suggested delaying Friday's presidential debate amid concerns over the nation's financial crisis as lawmakers sought to reach a compromise on a $700 billion government bailout plan. Kwame Holman reports on the latest news from the campaign trail…
After a week on Wall Street that saw stalwart financial firms fall and unprecedented levels of government intervention, NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman and market historian Richard Sylla offer perspective on the events.
By PBS NewsHour
The Bush administration unveiled the most sweeping plan to overhaul the U.S. financial regulatory system since the Great Depression on Monday, but admitted that the next president's administration will need to hammer out many details with Congress.
The Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates to help shore up the nation's economy. The NewsHour's Paul Solman examines the Federal Reserve's plans and what they mean for the economy.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman died Thursday at age 94. He was an expert on the free market and, as one of the nations most prominent economic thinkers, served as an advisor to several Presidents.
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