Jeffrey Brown speaks with a Chicago Sun-Times reporter about the recent murder of a high school student in Chicago's south side and the increase in gang violence throughout the Windy City.
In other news, the Supreme Court took up the separation of church and state in a case involving public lands in California, and two Americans and an Israeli received the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
By Online DA
The financial crisis barreled through industrialized and developing nations, bruising once vital economies, and thrusting unhealthy ones further into decline. With G-20 leaders in Pittsburgh this week, here is a look at where their economies stand.
Editor’s note: All this week on the Business Desk, we’ll be featuring contributions from economists, financial journalists, and other experts on the origins and impact of the financial crisis. We asked several experts to weigh in on the single…
In other news, White House economic advisers reported Thursday that stimulus efforts have already created or saved more than 1 million jobs. Also, the Labor Department reported that first time unemployment claims fell last week.
Paul Solman looks at the faces and places that illustrate the realities of the recession and Jeffrey Brown talks to experts about its impact on jobs.
Unemployment jumped to 9.7 percent in August, but new data shows job cuts have slowed. Ray Suarez speaks with a financial expert about the labor market and economic recovery.
By Quinn Bowman
U.S. employers shed 216,000 jobs in August, increasing the unemployment rate to 9.7 percent, the highest level since 1983.
In other news, firefighters have contained approximately 40 percent of a massive wildfire burning through Southern California, and Vice President Joe Biden defended the federal stimulus program, saying it has helped create or save as many as 750,000 jobs.
A Blue Dog Democrat congressman speaks with his Idaho constituents about the ongoing health care reform debate. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
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