Editor’s Note: Paul recently answered “Five Good Questions” on the economy for the PBS Engage blog. You will also be able to find those answers here on the Business Desk all week. Question/Comment: There seems to be…
The stimulus bill neared final approval in Congress Friday after weeks of tough debate. After a recap of the developments, Obama economic adviser Christina Romer discusses the plan.
Lawmakers continued Thursday to nail down the details of the economic stimulus bill in a push toward a final vote. Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty examine the bill's effectiveness and react to news of Judd Gregg's…
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the tough debate on Capitol Hill over the stimulus bill, the tax trouble that ended Tom Daschle's Cabinet nomination and how President Obama is faring so far.
The economic slump is affecting European Union member countries very differently. In Ireland, companies are laying off workers, while the Polish economy is growing. Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports.
As Congress shapes the stimulus package, the debate rages on over what parts of the bill will be most effective in reviving the country's ailing economy. Business reporters analyze the plan's components.
While some of President Obama's Cabinet picks have sailed through confirmation, others have hit snags, such as Tom Daschle's recent admission of past tax mistakes. Analysts mull the pitfalls of cabinet-building.
The Senate finance committee postponed Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner's confirmation hearing until next week after reports emerged of problems with Geithner's federal tax return payments. A Wall Street Journal reporter details the latest.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President-elect Barack Obama made his case for a large-scale economic stimulus plan in a speech Thursday morning. Mr. Obama warned the recession could "linger for years" unless Congress pumps unprecedented sums into the weakened economy.
New Congressional Budget Office figures released Wednesday predict the federal budget deficit will hit $1.2 trillion in 2009. Analysts mull what the numbers mean.
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