President Barack Obama touted the one-year-old stimulus legislation for continuing to create jobs, even as many Americans question the potency of the recovery. Jeffrey Brown speaks with John Cochrane of the University of Chicago and Lawrence Mishel, president of the…
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…
In other news, four American troops were killed in Afghanistan Wednesday, raising the U.S. death toll to 14 for the month; and, the Supreme Court weighed whether to give anti-trust protection to the National Football League.
In terms of the economy, it's good riddance to 2009. As for 2010, Ray Suarez speaks with a panel of experts about reasons for hopes and fears in the new year.
By Chris Amico
Thanks to our friends at ProPublica, county-by-county spending under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka "the Stimulus") is now mapped in our Patchwork Nation project. Some of these data come from…
President Obama outlined a series of initiatives Tuesday aimed at spurring job growth through aid for small businesses, despite mounting pressures to reduce a record federal budget deficit. Judy Woodruff speaks with Nobel laureate Paul Krugman and former presidential economic…
Special correspondent for education John Merrow looks at states that will apply for their share of federal stimulus money tied to education reform.
John Tulenko of Learning Matters Television explores how stimulus money is making its way into classrooms in upstate New York.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the top stories of the past week, including Hillary Clinton's visit to Pakistan, Vice President Joe Biden's poll numbers, and upcoming elections in New Jersey and Virginia.
President Obama's $787 billion stimulus package has saved or created about 650,000 jobs, the White House said Friday. But with unemployment at a 26-year high, the administration is facing increased criticism about ongoing weakness in the labor market.
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