As part of a series of reports from St. Louis on President Obama's first 100 days, Gwen Ifill examines the unemployment picture in St. Louis and talks to local residents about their thoughts on the economy.
In the first in a series of reports from St. Louis on the Obama administration's first 100 days, Paul Solman tracks where federal stimulus money has been spent and compares today's projects with those funded by the New Deal during…
Question: The housing downturn has affected not only large builders, but also small businesses and contractors that support and supply them. How long will any recovery take for these sort of businesses? Paul Solman: I’m sort of a broken CD…
By Business Desk
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…
Chicago has been a freight rail hub for the past 150 years, but an outdated layout often makes it a bottleneck for the country's shipping network. Special correspondent Rick Karr reports in the latest installment of the Blueprint America series…
A new poll reveals that many Americans are more optimistic and confident about the general economy's recovery than they are about their own personal financial situations. The Hotline's Amy Walter assesses the new data.
By PBS NewsHour
G20 leaders took big steps toward reforming a "failed regulatory system" that helped create the global economic crisis, President Barack Obama said after the summit concluded in London Thursday.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
In budget blueprints they plan to formally release Wednesday, House and Senate Democrats said they plan to cut billions from President Obama's spending request while preserving some of his most significant domestic programs.
German economic minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg speaks with Paul Solman about the country's view on economic stimulus measures and how Europe is handling the global financial crisis.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
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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