The Dow Jones industrial average closed Wednesday above 10,000 for the first time since Oct. 3, 2008. Ray Suarez speaks with a Washington Post reporter about the significance.
Just two years ago an office space in midtown Manhattan could fetch close to $1.7 billion. Today, the same property trades for about $600 million. A sign the commercial real estate market will be the next shoe to drop in…
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Paul Solman: This week marks the anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and one of the most extraordinarily tumultuous weeks Wall Street has ever had. So, in reflecting on those events and the subsequent year, I thought I’d offer…
In other news, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent the first day of her seven-nation African tour calling for improved accountability in Kenya, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn into office for a second term.
In other news, the Dow Jones industrial average made significant gains after an analyst expressed optimism for the banking industry, and President Obama warned Congress not to delay or block passage of comprehensive health care reform.
Yesterday, we posted the latest segment from Paul’s Making Sen$e series. In it, he spoke to two very distinct groups — laid-off white collar executives and ex-cons looking for work — and was struck by what he heard from…
On last night’s NewsHour, Paul Solman got some perspective on the difficult job market from two very distinct groups: former executives and former prison inmates. What was striking when he met with the two groups of job seekers was…
In other news, markets rose on positive reports from the manufacturing and housing sectors. Also, in auto news Ford reported its best showing in months but Chrysler and GM each posted a greater than 30 percent loss.
In other news, U.S. national security adviser James Jones met with candidates in Afghanistan's upcoming presidential election to press for a free and fair contest, and U.S. airstrikes in Pakistan reportedly killed nine people at a Taliban training camp.
In other news, Afghanistan kicked off its two month-long presidential election campaign, and a U.S. soldier was killed in a roadside bombing about 230 miles southeast of Baghdad.
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