Apr 29

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Economy Shrank by 6.1% in First Quarter

The Commerce Department released numbers Wednesday estimating the economy contracted during the first three months of the year at nearly the same rate as the final quarter of 2008, marking the third straight quarter of decline since the late 1950s.

Editor’s Note: As Barack Obama’s presidency reaches the 100-day mark, the NewsHour is examining how the president’s policies and the economic crisis are affecting one city – St. Louis, where Obama will mark the milestone April 29. Paul’s segment on…

Mar 19

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Grover "Russ" Whitehurst is a Brookings Institute Senior Fellow and a former official with the U.S. Department of Education. In this Q&A, he explains how the stimulus funds will make their way to local projects, particularly for school programs.

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