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.
The U.S. economy ended a year of contraction in the third quarter, expanding by 3.5 percent. While much of the growth is being attributed to President Obama's $787 billion stimulus plan, critics continue to ask, when will jobs return?…
By PBS NewsHour
Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes his Business Desk blog inside classrooms across the United States to respond to high school students' most pressing questions about Wall Street, the recession and unemployment.
Question: Why doesn’t the government sponsor jobs programs similar to those by Roosevelt during the Great Depression, such as rebuilding infrastructure, building new energy grids, alternative transportation, a decent bus system or train system? Paul Solman: But that’s what the…
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