Leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations gathered in Italy on Wednesday to assess risks to the global economy and other key issues at their annual meeting. Margaret Warner reports from the summit.
John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on how one school district in Connecticut is weathering the recession, and how the state is using stimulus funds to close budget deficits rather than increase education spending.
In cities across the country, officials are faced with the task of getting renewable energy from the outskirts of town to the urban centers where demand is greatest. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports from Los Angeles.
Although the rate of U.S. job losses slowed in May, unemployment rose to 9.4 percent, the highest rate in 26 years. Economist Lisa Lynch explains the new job numbers.
In Chicago, stimulus funds provide a transit agency with a much-needed upgrade. NewsHour correspondent Elizabeth Brackett reports.
Question: I recently watched your report on the Newshour about New Deal infrastructure projects in St. Louis. You mentioned the New Deal brought us the Triborough Bridge in New York, but you didn’t mention that it is currently one…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
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.
On Monday, Paul’s segment comparing the New Deal and the stimulus in St. Louis aired (you can watch it below), and as usual, a number of viewers wrote in. The topics ranged from okapi to jaywalking. Here are a few.
Long-time GOP Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday he will switch parties and join the Democrats, bringing the party within one seat of a 60-vote filibuster-proof majority. Political reporters assess the news.
By Business Desk
On last night’s NewsHour, Paul investigated how stimulus funds are being spent in St. Louis and compared today’s projects with those funded by the New Deal during the Depression. Don’t miss a special slide show showcasing iconic New…
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