Merle Hazard, who calls himself the “first and only country singer to write about mortgage-backed securities, derivatives, and physics,” provides the soundtrack to our segment Wednesday night about whether the Fed’s interest rate policies will drive us toward inflation…
As part of his ongoing series, Making Sense of the economy, Paul Solman takes a real estate tour in Atlanta, Ga., with two experts on home sale prices.
Judy Woodruff speaks with Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., about the proposed restrictions on the nation's financial institutions and how this will affect consumers and the economy.
President Obama moved to impose new restrictions on banks aimed to discourage the kind of risky behavior that led to the financial collapse. Judy Woodruff speaks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the president's proposals.
President Obama announced Thursday plans to tax the nation's biggest banks to recoup TARP costs. But not everyone thinks this is such a great idea.
Bankers from the nation's top financial institutions faced tough questions Wednesday from Congress, which has been investigating what led to the financial collapse and what role banks played. Kwame Holman reports.
Word trickled down that the federal government will impose tax hikes on major financial institutions. Judy Woodruff speaks with experts about what this could mean for the economy.
The U.S. economy shed 85,000 jobs in December, keeping the unemployment rate at 10 percent and dampening the outlook for a quick economic recovery.
In other news, stocks rose slightly Friday despite news that the economy shed 85,000 jobs in December, and the FBI arrested two men suspected of planning terror attacks in New York.
The unemployment rate held steady at 10 percent in December, according to new figures released Friday. As part of his continuing series of reports on making sense of the economy, Paul Solman travels to Atlanta to gauge the hiring outlook…
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