In just under two years, School Chancellor Michelle Rhee's "take-no-prisoners" approach to school reform attracted much attention from the national press. John Merrow reports on whether her growing media prominence is hindering her pursuit of a revolutionary new teachers' contract.
Though the jobless rate continues to rise, workers across the country are making sacrifices to avoid more layoffs and "share the pain" of the economic slump. NewsHour business correspondent Paul Solman reports.
A former labor lawyer has organized freelancers into a union that offers affordable health insurance and other benefits. Spencer Michels continues his reporting on people hard hit by the economic downturn.
By PBS NewsHour
Leaders of Detroit's Big Three automakers returned to Capitol Hill Thursday to renew their case for an expanded $34 billion rescue package, but heard fresh skepticism from lawmakers on their plea.
Legendary Chicagoan and Pulitzer Prize winner Studs Terkel, renowned as a historian, author and radio broadcaster who excelled at capturing the stories of everyday Americans, died Friday at age 96. The NewsHour remembers Terkel with a clip from a past…
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.
A proposed Delta-Northwest airline merger comes at a tumultuous time for an airline industry facing high fuel prices and questions over safety procedures. An airline analysts describes the possible implications of the mega-merger and whether consumers will benefit.
President Bush announced Monday that he would send a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Colombia to Congress for approval. While the White House urged swift action, Democrats raised concerns over anti-union violence in Colombia and the deal's impact…
Barack Obama campaigned Wednesday as the Democratic front runner after victories in Wisconsin and Hawaii -- and ran into new criticism from his rival, Hillary Clinton, and from top Republican candidate John McCain, who said the Illinois senator waffled on…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Chrysler LLC announced Thursday it plans to cut up to 12,000 jobs as part of the automaker's ongoing effort to reduce costs and adjust to slowing demand for some of its vehicles.
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