Economy - Most Commented
Dec 25, 2010
When the new Congress meets in January, Republicans are expected to adopt a "cut as you go" plan. It's a belief that tax cuts do not have to be offset with spending cuts. John Dimsdale reports.
Dec 24, 2010
Earmark, pork barrel, filibuster: we hear these words all the time in politics, but where did they come from? Steve Chiotakis talks to the Oxford English Dictionary's Jesse Sheidlower.
Dec 17, 2010
If you thought you heard the last about earmarks after this last election, you were wrong. They're back in the form of a trillion dollar spending bill introduced by the Senate this week.
Dec 9, 2010
The Build America bonds program was passed as part of the stimulus in 2009, and was aimed at continuing the investments put in community and state projects like building bridges and roads. Congress will decide if it should be extended after Jan. 1.
Dec 8, 2010
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that's central to the debate over immigration. At issue is an Arizona law that punishes employers for knowingly hiring undocumented workers. Jeff Tyler has more.
Dec 6, 2010
Ben Bernanke makes his second "60 Minutes" appearance to address criticism of his policies from economists and politicians. David Gura explains.
Dec 3, 2010
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform proposed a deficit-reduction plan that failed to get the 14 votes needed to be sent to Congress for debate. But the plan created interesting debate among lobbyists and advocacy organizations.
Dec 3, 2010
Jeremy Hobson speaks to Chris Low, Chief economist at FTN Financial and Marketplace's Gregory Warner about New York and Washington D.C.'s reaction to the unemployment announcement from the Labor Department.
Nov 25, 2010
Ireland cuts spending and adds taxes under new "austerity budget," but the markets remained skittish about its recovery sending the euro into a further slide against the dollar.