In their third report, Margaret Warner and producer Simon Marks witness extreme wealth and poverty -- and a technological boom -- in Pakistan's business capital, Karachi.
Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., ended his three-day "Road to One America" tour on Wednesday after visiting 12 cities in eight states to highlight issues facing Americans living in poverty. A professor and political columnist discuss his campaign.
Two weeks after Paul Wolfowitz resigned as president of the World Bank, President Bush nominated former U.S. trade representative Robert Zoellick to lead the organization. An economics professor and a journalist discuss the challenges facing the bank's next president.
Changes to Earth's climate and ecosystems will hit the world's poor the hardest, according to a report released Friday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Two of the report's lead authors, Michael Oppenheimer and Joel Smith, discuss the science…
In the third installment in a series of conversations about the impact of globalization, author P.J. O'Rourke discusses the role of the teachings of Adam Smith in today's economy.
Wednesday's House proposal to increase the minimum wage comes against a backdrop of growing concern about increasing income inequality in America. An author and a policy expert discuss the proposed wage hike.
Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh and the Grameen Bank were jointly awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for their pioneering work developing micro-credit lending schemes for the poor. An expert discusses microfinance schemes.
By PBS NewsHour
Bangladeshi banker Muhammad Yunus and the bank he founded won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their use of micro-credit loans to alleviate poverty in his home country.
The NewsHour's Economics Correspondent Paul Solman reports on the effectiveness of foreign aid in reducing proverty.
Organizations that deliver free medical care worldwide, often in emergencies, recently visited rural Virginia to provide more than 1,000 people with all types of health services. Susan Dentzer provides a report.
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