Riding a wave of eight straight victories, Sen. Barack Obama took aim at Republican front-runner Sen. John McCain Tuesday night, largely ignoring his still-close battle with Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Home construction figures fell again last month, as mortgage rates began to climb. Economists from around the nation talk about the housing market conditions in their respective areas.
Whole Foods, which opened in 1978 as a single organic grocery store, has expanded to 200 stores and over $9 billion in yearly sales. NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the company's success, the growing competition and the organic…
In the wake of last fall's E. coli outbreaks, some scientists and businesses are encouraging the Food and Drug Administration to approve the use of bacteria-killing radiation to treat produce such as spinach and lettuce.
Syndicated columnist Molly Ivins passed away Wednesday at the age of 62 due to complications from breast cancer. Ms. Ivins was widely known as the humorist who first referred to President George W. Bush as "shrub." NewsHour re-airs an essay…
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said British Petroleum's cost-cutting at its Texas refinery led to a fatal explosion in March 2005. The head of the board discusses the findings.
NewsHour Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the politics of immigration field hearings in Philadelphia, San Diego, and other towns led by House republicans in order to drive up support for the immigration bill passed in the House last year.
The Supreme Court supported most of the Texas congressional map engineered by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, but overturned one district on the grounds that Hispanics were denied fair representation. Marcia Coyle discusses the decision, followed by analysis from…
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a controversial case centering on the Republican-lead redistricting in Texas that gave the GOP control of six seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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A Texas grand jury indicted House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, and two of his political aides Wednesday, charging them with one count of criminal conspiracy in connection with an alleged illegal campaign finance scheme.
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