Economy Sep 04

Jobless claims up slightly

Initial jobless claims rose by 4,000 for the week ending August 30, bringing the total for the week to only slightly higher than the projected 300,000.

Nation Jun 08

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What has the U.S. learned from the Snowden leaks?

Monday will mark one year since Edward Snowden made headlines by identifying himself as the source of classified information leaked from the National Security Agency. Has U.S. policy changed as a result of these revelations? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Shiobhan…

Dec 28

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How to track the lost unemployment dollars

Extended unemployment benefits expire for some 1.3 million Americans after Congress fails to extend a recession-era program that steps in after state benefit limits are reached. Brenda Cronin has been covering the story for The Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal’s John Bussey gives us the context behind the ongoing dispute between China and Japan over a group of islands administered by Japan in the East China Sea. Under a treaty the U.S. is obligated to defend…

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