Question/Comment: What is the future of Social Security and Medicare in the next 20-years and how do you see it being changed to accommodate future generations? Paul Solman: Medicare is a much bigger problem than Social Security. I think Medicare…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The federal budget deficit will hit an unprecedented $1.2 trillion for the 2009 budget year, new Congressional Budget Office figures show.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President-elect Barack Obama named Timothy Geithner as his choice for Treasury Secretary and named other key members of his economic team. Following are his remarks, as prepared for delivery on during a press conference Thursday in Chicago.
Question/Comment: What can our government actually do to reduce extreme financial inequality after the fact (assuming that such reduction is desirable)? Once extreme wealth has been created, don’t those chosen “elite” have considerably more opportunity than the rest of us…
Question: First, it seems to me that FDR saved the traditional banking system. I’ve checked the account of the plan they came up with during the “bank holiday” in the second Schlesinger book and…
With the Republican convention underway in St. Paul, the NewsHour's economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Nancy Pfotenhauer, an adviser to Sen. John McCain's campaign, about the GOP presidential hopeful's economic policies and how they could impact everyday Americans.
Lawmakers met Thursday to debate funding allocations for the Iraq and Afghan wars, while continuing to mull how to best address soaring gas prices. House Minority Leader John Boehner explains GOP priorities in the House and how Congress has handled…
Voters in Pennsylvania took to the polls Tuesday to have their say in the tight Democratic primary contest. In a new Big Picture report, a panel of Pittsburgh voters discusses how their real-life concerns are impacting their vote choices.
Exit polling from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary shows that the economy was the top concern among voters in the state, ahead of the Iraq war, healthcare and immigration. Financial reporters explain what candidates are doing to ease voters' economic anxieties.
Residents of Greeley, Colo., like many towns affected by raids on meat plants last week that led to the arrest of more than 1,000 allegedly undocumented workers, are debating the impact of immigrants on their communities.
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