Question/Comment: It is often said that tax cuts help the economy because the taxpayer spends the money. I do not see how that works. After all, the government spends money, too. So what does it matter who spends the money?…
By PBS NewsHour
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said this week he is leaving the Republican Party to become an independent, fueling speculation that he plans to run for president in 2008. A political reporter discusses the move.
The Dow Jones continued to climb past 13,000 Thursday, despite rising gas prices and a struggling U.S. housing market. Two economic analysts detail the recent fluctuations in the American economy.
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President Bush signed a pension reform bill into law Thursday, calling it the most sweeping reform in over 30 years at a White House signing ceremony. Economics Correspondent Paul Solman outlines the changes that promise to bolster pension funding and…
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