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Economics correspondent Paul Solman returns to the trade hub of Long Beach, Calif., to check on how the import and export business has been impacted by the global economic crisis.
Even before Hurricane Katrina, the structural flaws of the port of New Orleans, combined with increased shipping volume, strained the infrastructure resource. Ray Suarez examines the port's struggle to fund improvements and keep up with its competition.
Struggles of the U.S. economy come under the spotlight on the third night of the Republican convention. A panel of analysts examines GOP proposals to aid the nation's economic downturn.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The U.S. economy grew at a faster-than-predicted pace this spring, spurred by growing exports abroad and a tax rebate at home, new figures show.
T. Boone Pickens, a Texan oil tycoon, has made it his mission to promote massive new investment toward alternative energy sources. Pickens discusses his plan and efforts to make energy independence a central issue in the fall campaign.
The Federal Reserve decided Tuesday for a second consecutive meeting to keep a key interest rate at 2 percent, saying that overall the economy is doing well despite inflationary fears.
Opposition from increasingly important China and India derailed efforts to negotiated a global trade deal Tuesday. With the talks stalled, two economic experts assess the impact on American and international businesses and farmers.
With the economy a top campaign issue, presidential hopefuls Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama are working to shape their stances on international trade and free-trade policies. Analysts discuss the candidates' statements and the impact of trade policy shifts.
As Brazil expands its manufacturing and agricultural industries, it has carved a spot as the largest exporter of coffee, beef, poultry and other food products and as the world leader in ethanol production. Simon Marks continues a series of reports…
Question/Comment: When the U.S. enters into free-trade agreements, are there any rules prohibiting manipulation of foreign exchange rates? I thought the purpose of floating rates set by the market was to adjust for imbalances in trade. Obviously, that is not…
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