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Democrats say the $35 million jobs bill that passed the Senate Wednesday could create a quarter of a million jobs. The legislation would temporarily suspend payroll taxes for businesses that hire unemployed workers. Margaret Warner talks to a Washington Post…
President Barack Obama touted the one-year-old stimulus legislation for continuing to create jobs, even as many Americans question the potency of the recovery. Jeffrey Brown speaks with John Cochrane of the University of Chicago and Lawrence Mishel, president of the…
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the past week, including the state of partisan politics in Washington, the issues driving voter anger, and what President Obama's slipping approval rating means for his legislative…
This spring, Toyota expects to slam the brakes on one of its California-based assembly plants. About 5,000 workers are preparing for unemployment at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. plant, as well as hundreds more in the auto pipeline across…
The economy shed 20,000 jobs in January, but there were new hopes of economic growth as the nation's unemployment rate ticked down to 9.7 percent. Jim Lehrer speaks with a pair of experts about the latest numbers, as well as…
The U.S. economy shed 85,000 jobs in December, keeping the unemployment rate at 10 percent and dampening the outlook for a quick economic recovery.
In other news, stocks rose slightly Friday despite news that the economy shed 85,000 jobs in December, and the FBI arrested two men suspected of planning terror attacks in New York.
The unemployment rate held steady at 10 percent in December, according to new figures released Friday. As part of his continuing series of reports on making sense of the economy, Paul Solman travels to Atlanta to gauge the hiring outlook…
In terms of the economy, it's good riddance to 2009. As for 2010, Ray Suarez speaks with a panel of experts about reasons for hopes and fears in the new year.
By Carolyn O'Hara
As the end of a tumultuous economic year approaches, the PBS NewsHour asked several economists and financial experts to look ahead to 2010 and answer one question: What is the economic indicator to watch and why?…
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