Question/Comment: What can our government actually do to reduce extreme financial inequality after the fact (assuming that such reduction is desirable)? Once extreme wealth has been created, don’t those chosen “elite” have considerably more opportunity than the rest of us…
Sen. John McCain spent a second consecutive day in Ohio Friday talking about his economic plans as Sen. Barack Obama swept through Iowa and Indiana clarifying his own tax plan. Ray Suarez has the latest from the campaign trail.
In the second installment in a series of conversations about the struggling economy, Ray Suarez speaks with author Nan Mooney about what she found to be troubling America's middle class. She interviewed more than 100 people for latest book, "(Not)…
Political analysis of the presidential race this year has focused on voter divisions along race and gender lines. But some analysts think that other cultural dividing lines are even more important. Three political analysts examine newly emerging voter alliances.
With the Ohio and Texas primaries tomorrow and polls showing both candidates in a dead heat, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are making their final pushes in these two critical states. Gwen Ifill reports from the campaign trail.
Exit polling from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary shows that the economy was the top concern among voters in the state, ahead of the Iraq war, healthcare and immigration. Financial reporters explain what candidates are doing to ease voters' economic anxieties.
Harvard recently announced cuts in tuition for middle- and upper-income students. Analysts Richard Kahlenberg and Scott Jaschik discuss the recent trend in making college more affordable.
As part of an ongoing series of in-depth interviews with presidential candidates, former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C. explains his views on the Iraq war, the status of the middle class in America, and running for president for a second time.
United Auto Workers union-represented employees walked out of General Motors plants Monday in the first nationwide strike against a U.S. automaker since 1976. Two experts recount the day's events and the walkout's impact.
Globalization has had varying effects on countries and economies throughout the world. In the first of a series of conversations, NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman talks to Farooq Kathwari, CEO of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
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