Review some of the key developments and coverage of the auto industry's troubles over the past year in this timeline.
By Rob Holliday, UNC-TV
This is a tough week for the people of Edgecombe County, about 80 minutes east of Raleigh. Friday, June 26th, is the last day of operations for the Barcalounger factory in Rocky Mount.
Question: I keep hearing that GM has to shed brands and cut dealerships, but I don’t understand it. Is the logic simply that GM makes too many distinct carlines to be profitable given its total sales volume? Economies of…
Eleanor Josaitis co-founded the Detroit program Focus: Hope more than three decades ago to provide job training and other opportunities to the city's residents. With the U.S. mired in a recession and the auto industry future uncertain, her group is…
Economics correspondent Paul Solman returns to the trade hub of Long Beach, Calif., to check on how the import and export business has been impacted by the global economic crisis.
Chinese leaders are facing new pressures amid fears that a national social crisis is looming, brought on by millions of job losses and a surge in public protests. Nick Paton Walsh of Independent Television News reports.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Fueled by an economic downturn, the U.S. economy lost 240,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department said Friday. The numbers helped push the employment rate to 6.5 percent, its highest level in 14 years.
The U.S. economy continued to falter as markets sank sharply Thursday for the second consecutive day. A chief investment officer and a journalist discuss congressional plans to craft a stimulus package later this month and weigh efforts by lawmakers to…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Employers cut payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, the Labor Department reported Friday, raising new fears that the economy has lost its footing and is sliding into a recession.
With the economy a top campaign issue, presidential hopefuls Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama are working to shape their stances on international trade and free-trade policies. Analysts discuss the candidates' statements and the impact of trade policy shifts.
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