Author Matt Ridley says life is getting better and better despite the recession. Paul Solman reports on Ridley's optimism as part of his ongoing reporting on Making Sense of financial news.
In other news Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke voiced concern about slow economic growth, saying the Fed would take action if needed to help the U.S. economic recovery along.
Accused by the Securities Exchange Commission of civil fraud, Wall Street behemoth Goldman Sachs agreed this week to a record $550 million settlement, but did not admit to or deny the SEC's allegations. Jeffrey Brown speaks with experts about whether…
As part of his ongoing series of reports making sense of economic news, Paul Solman checks back in with two economists who remain pessimistic about the chances of an economic recovery to discuss recent market volatility and the possibility of…
By Carolyn O'Hara
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.
By Molly Finnegan
This week, the art market continued to show strong signs of recovery as leading auction houses Sotheby's and Christie's held their Impressionist and Modern art sales, setting records and at least tripling the total brought in by the same auctions…
By Molly Finnegan
A roundup of arts headlines.
A new economic report showed March had the largest increase in new jobs in three years, but the unemployment rate held steady. Judy Woodruff talks to two economists about what those numbers could mean for the U.S. economy and American…
By Online DA
With 20 million Americans collecting jobless benefits, unemployment insurance systems around the nation are rapidly drying up. Can cash-strapped states handle the demand?…
As part of his continuing series of reports making sense of business and the economy, Paul Solman talks to MIT finance professor Andrew Lo about why he's asking Congress to keep investigating the financial crisis.
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