Jeffrey Brown talks to journalist Don Peck about the personal unemployment experience and about the long-term social consequences of joblessness as unemployment remains near 10 percent and economic indicators point to a slow recovery.
In other news Thursday, former president Bill Clinton underwent surgery for chest pains, and European leaders promised "determined and coordinated action" to support Greece as it battles a debt crisis.
With President Obama pushing a bipartisan deal on reforming banking regulations, Paul Solman talks with David Stockman, former Reagan budget chief and Wall Street "gunslinger," about the proposal to tax banks on their size and amount of risk.
By Carolyn O'Hara
With the unemployment level still hovering near double digits, the PBS NewsHour asked a handful of economists and small business owners for their thoughts on the one thing Washington should do to jumpstart job creation.
The economy shed 20,000 jobs in January, but there were new hopes of economic growth as the nation's unemployment rate ticked down to 9.7 percent. Jim Lehrer speaks with a pair of experts about the latest numbers, as well as…
Economics isn't exactly a side-splitting discipline, but at a recent economics convention in Atlanta, self-proclaimed "stand-up economist" Yoram Bauman showed it's possible to infuse the sober science with monetary mirth.
By Carolyn O'Hara
Economist Karl Case co-developed the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, today the most widely watched source of housing market prices in the U.S. Here, in a PBS NewsHour online exclusive, is his summation of the housing crisis -- in verse form.
President Obama is looking to cut the nation's unemployment rate by offering more aid for small business, but a plan to borrow from TARP has some lawmakers balking.
The Obama administration is trying to rein in big banks, but Robert Kelly, chief executive officer of Bank of New York, says that's a big mistake.
By Paul Solman
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…
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