Question: I’ve been watching the difficulties the government has had propping up the banks — the lack of control, the salaries, the fact that they’re trying to fix entities with a lot of toxicity on their balance sheets. The following…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday hailed the "special relationship" between their countries as the two held talks on how to solve the economic crisis reverberating around the globe.
Question/Comment: In the New York Times recently, it was stated that there has been a drop in consumer prices. Here is NYC I have found that prices have risen. For example, a half gallon…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
More gloomy news emerged on the U.S. economic front Tuesday as consumer confidence fell to a record low in December and new data showed home prices dropped by the sharpest annual rate on record in October.
By Business Desk
Question/Comment: Have we ever been this close to socialism before? Referring, of course, to all of the bail outs and attempted influence on the “free” market. Paul Solman: It’s an intriguing question, Dave. Yes, I think the New Deal was…
As the G-20 economic summit drew to a close Saturday, President Bush and the leaders of nearly two dozen countries agreed to flag risky investing and regulatory loopholes in the hopes of preventing future financial meltdowns.
By PBS NewsHour
After skyrocketing in recent months, the number of newly laid-off U.S. workers seeking unemployment benefits jumped last week to the highest level since just after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Question/Comment: My conservative friends are convinced that this economic mess is the result of changes to Fannie and Freddie’s lending policies forced on them by the Democrats. My own theory identifies our chronic balance of payments as the chief culprit.
New data show that consumer spending fell 3.1 percent in the third quarter, its sharpest drop in 28 years. New York Times columnist David Leonhardt examines the latest numbers.
U.S. and global markets endured another tough day Friday as fears intensified of a global recession. Financial experts examine the factors driving the recession speculation and possible solutions to the crisis.
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