Public transit ridership is at a 50-year high, but the economic downturn is putting new pressure on already overburdened transit agencies. Special correspondent Rick Karr reports as part of the "Blueprint America" series on infrastructure, produced in collaboration with WNET…
President Barack Obama signed the landmark $787 billion economic stimulus package Tuesday. Kwame Holman reports on the president's latest efforts to communicate his economic plans in visits to cities around the country.
As the economic crisis continues, a similar crisis looms in the country's aging infrastructure. In the first of a series of reports, Ray Suarez takes a look at Pennsylvania's bridge problem and how it may impact future economic recovery efforts.
Trouble has been brewing among large air carriers, plagued with high costs, competition and traffic, but these troubles have now begun to take their toll on regional airports, which are struggling to just survive. Elizabeth Bracket reports from Indiana.
By PBS NewsHour
Oil prices continued to soar Tuesday topping $118 a barrel after unrest in Nigeria and Yemen forced oil companies to limit production from key areas.
Question/Comment: I felt so encouraged by talk of Rust Belt life improving and of the death of U.S. manufacturing being greatly exaggerated! I am a textile designer and I wonder if you feel there is a chance of any such…
Zimbabwe government programs and private businesses are suffering from a severe increase in the country's inflation. Independent Television News reports on the effects on the population.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The chief executives of 10 major organizations joined environmental watchdog groups Monday to urge President Bush and Congress to enact mandatory caps on carbon dioxide emissions, which most scientists believe contribute to global warming.
A terrorist plot to blow up airliners using liquid explosives was disrupted Thursday in London. Experts Magnus Ranstorp and Daniel Benjamin discuss the terror plot, the plotters and their choice of weapons.
Several tons of concrete from a Boston tunnel fell on a car Monday night, killing a 38-year-old woman and renewing criticism of the Big Dig -- America's most expensive highway project.
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