The U.S. economy added 290,000 jobs in April, a welcome sign that an economic recovery may be taking root. But the unemployment rate also rose to 9.9 percent. Four economists and market watchers make sense of the latest jobs report.

Feb 05

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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.

Feb 04

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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.

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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