President-elect Barack Obama made his case for a large-scale economic stimulus plan in a speech Thursday morning. Mr. Obama warned the recession could "linger for years" unless Congress pumps unprecedented sums into the weakened economy.
Question/Comment: I would like to know the impact of military spending on our economy. It seems like it’s a pretty hefty percentage of the annual budget, almost equal to that spent on Social Security; more than is spent on Medicare.
U.S. stocks plunged again Thursday to five-year lows, fueling new concerns of retirement savings and 401(k) plans. Economic analysts mull the risks of stock market investment and challenges to saving for retirement.
Sen. John McCain spent a second consecutive day in Ohio Friday talking about his economic plans as Sen. Barack Obama swept through Iowa and Indiana clarifying his own tax plan. Ray Suarez has the latest from the campaign trail.
Question/Comment: Typically the Paul Solman features on the NewsHour are always among the show's most trenchant and perceptive. That is why I have been hoping that you could do a feature explaining the present financial situation of the Medicare Program.
Question/Comment: The only income I have is social security. Do I have to file my social security in order to get the rebate or will I get it automatically? Do I receive a rebate? Paul Solman: This Internal Revenue…
Question/Comment: 1. How much of the U.S. economic problems are caused by the deficit? 2. What percentage of the deficit is the Iraq war? 3. How can the U.S. ever pay off the deficit, and how…
Five months ago, federal agents arrested more than 200 illegal workers at a meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colo. The NewsHour reports on how the town and immigrant community are dealing with the aftermath.
The Dow Jones continued to climb past 13,000 Thursday, despite rising gas prices and a struggling U.S. housing market. Two economic analysts detail the recent fluctuations in the American economy.
A group of students at Swarthmore discuss the election-year issues that matter to them, the need for bipartisan dialogue and the role of young people in all of this.
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