Iceland's volcano has not only thrown a wrench into airline passengers' plans but has put Kenya's European market of fresh produce and cut flowers in limbo, at least temporarily.
By Maureen Hoch
Talks between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao yielded pledges to cooperate on climate change and the economy, but little by way of human rights and upping the value of the yuan currency.
Editor’s note: Paul recently sat down with author and professor Ellen Ruppel Shell to discuss her new book, Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture. At the heart of Shell’s premise is the idea that our love of…
President Barack Obama met with Mexico's President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Guadalajara Monday to discuss H1N1 flu prevention and efforts to combat a deadly cross-border drug trade.
Paul Solman: The third in this week’s series of conversations with economist Simon Johnson has to do with the cap and trade debate — whether cap and trade is a good idea, the feasibility of a carbon tax, and…
By Admin and PBS NewsHour
As he wraps up his two-day trip to Moscow, President Barack Obama urged the resetting of the U.S.-Russian relationship while citing the common interests that could form the basis for stronger political and economic ties.
Question: There’s been speculation that China will lessen its ties to the U.S. dollar and U.S. debt. Some countries would also like oil to be priced in something other than dollars. If these events were to happen, what might be…
Paul Solman: Thursday’s interview with UAW president Ron Gettelfinger elicited some strong reactions from viewers, of which these email excerpts are but a sample: Viewer 1: I have respected The NewsHour for years.
Question: Please explain the trade deficit. What is it? Why is it important? Is it an indicator like taking someone’s temperature or is it a debt that has to be paid? Does it relate directly to our national debt?…
By PBS NewsHour
With the global economy in a tailspin, some Latin American countries are feeling the effects of slumping trade and a drop in remittances from people in the United States, while others appear to have been spared for now.
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