In the latest installment in his series of reports making sense of financial news, Paul Solman explains how interest rates are set, with a little help from economic country musician Merle Hazard.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, who is also a senior research fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement, break down the biggest stories of the week, including health care reform moves in Congress and President…
President Obama concluded a four-nation Asian tour Thursday that marked a potential turning point in relations between the U.S. and an increasingly influential China. A panel of Asia experts discusses the trip's high points and low points with Jeffrey Brown.
By Larisa Epatko
President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Friday at the start of his weeklong tour of key allied Asian nations. His visit is aimed at strengthening allegiances and tackling climate change, Afghanistan and the global economy.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks break down the top political headlines of the past week, including Justice Department plans to try five Guantanamo Bay detainees in federal court in New York, and President Obama's Afghan strategy review.
President Obama kicked off a nine-day trip to Asia on Friday with a visit to Japan, where the newly elected prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, is seeking a more "equal partnership" with the U.S. and the closing of an unpopular Marine…
Voters in Japan on Sunday rejected their incumbent political party for just the second time in postwar history, choosing instead a party that promised to reverse the nation's struggling economy and to redefine Tokyo's relationship with Washington.
A day after a historic election in Japan that saw the nation's ruling party removed from power for just the second time in postwar history, the newly elected majority began planning for the creation of a new government. Regional experts…
Voters in Japan handed a landslide victory to the opposition party that has promised to reverse the nation's struggling economy and to redefine Tokyo's relationship with Washington. Japanese experts reflect on the developments.
As part of the NewsHour's series of conversations about health care reform, Betty Ann Bowser talks to Washington Post correspondent T.R. Reid, author of a new book about health care systems around the world and what the U.S. can learn…
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