Acknowledging a period of increased economic risk that could restrain growth, the Federal Reserve on Friday cut the discount rate at which it makes loans to banks. An economic consultant and a business journalist explain the move.
Former President Ford, who died at his California home Tuesday, led the nation after the Watergate affair and the end of the Vietnam war. The NewsHour presents a report on his life.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 12,000, for the first time Wednesday. While the peak was only brief, it indicated that inflation and consumer prices were falling. A finance professor discusses the significance of this milestone.
An excerpt from Frontline World reports on the troubled nation of Zimbabwe.
A Labor Department report released Wednesday shows an increase in consumer prices due to significant raises in energy and gas costs, prompting concerns that the Federal Reserve will again raise interest rates to fight inflation.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke this week expressed concerns over core inflation and noted a slowing economy, cooling housing market, and lower consumer spending, leading investors to expect another interest rate hike.
In an effort to curb the growing rate of inflation, the Federal Reserve raised a key short-term rate to a five-year high of 5 percent and warned that future interest rate increases may be needed. Economics correspondent Paul Solman discusses…
The U.S. Labor Department reported Friday that the growth of new jobs slowed last month. However, other indicators in the last few weeks suggest that the economy has been steadily improving.
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