Question: How does having a stock market benefit the entire country? To the extent that IPOs represent a mechanism for gaining funds for projects that increase profits, it is very useful. But don’t stocks…
Billionaire financier Allen Stanford is accused of swindling investors out of billions. Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson gives an update.
A question from various sources: “Will a stimulus fix our problems?” Paul Solman: Let’s begin with a prior question: What’s the economic justification for a stimulus? The answer is that an economy’s annual output — its Gross Domestic Product (…
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The economic downturn is affecting communities across the country in varied ways. Business reporters give an update on what their regions are experiencing.
The SEC chairman has criticized his own agency's failure to investigate warnings about Bernard Madoff, who is accused of a massive fraud scheme. Analysts examine the SEC's inquiry.
As economic turmoil continues to rock the financial market, some investors are more willing to buy U.S. Treasury securities with low or zero yields in the short term. Analysts examine how the struggling economy is driving investors to minimal-risk investments.
President-elect Barack Obama named Peter Orszag as his budget director Tuesday and pledged the rein in the federal budget. Financial experts mull his proposals and weigh in on the complex process of trimming federal programs.
Economists discuss Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's announcement Wednesday that the government will shift its focus from buying troubled assets to shoring up institutions that manage credit cards, auto loans and other types of borrowing.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The bailout of embattled insurance giant American International Group, Inc. got another dramatic boost Monday with the U.S. government easing the terms of its loans to the company.
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