Economy - Most Commented


Insurers won't swallow competition pill

Jun 2, 2009
Insurers and drug companies say a government-run health plan would hurt the free market and drive them out of business. Health care reform advocates say that a little competition can be healthy. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Health

Public plans pressure private pricing

May 28, 2009
In the push for health care reform, the details for how a public plan would work are still a bit hazy. But one line of reasoning says the government could save billions by undercutting prices. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health

Interest groups battle over Sotomayor

May 27, 2009
Supreme Court nomination battles often give rise to big advertising and lots of cable chatter. As Steve Henn reports, that may be because some institutions have a big interest in egging on the fight.

Olympics could be a win for Chicago

May 27, 2009
If Chicago gets to host the 2016 summer games, President Obama would step in to help. Natalie Moore reports, and Steve Chiotakis talks to professor Stefan Szymanski from the Cass School of Business in London.
Posted In: Sports

Swine flu yields bad news for farmers

May 26, 2009
Farmers in the Southeast are worried they won't have enough help from seasonal migrant workers due to fallout from the swine flu. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Ushering in a new era for credit

May 22, 2009
Congress just passed a credit card consumer's bill of rights. But how will this new law protect card holders? Tess Vigeland and Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd discuss the ins and out of the legislation.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Credit bill of rights roundtable

May 22, 2009
So how will this new credit card bill of rights directly affect consumers? Tess Vigeland welcomes a variety of experts to sound off about the pros and cons about the new law.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Funding long-term health care reform

May 20, 2009
Senators are exploring ways to fund health care reform, including a sin tax on sugary soft drinks. But the White House prefers a different approach. John Dimsdale reports where the groups diverge in funding ideas.
Posted In: Health

What California can do for its budget

May 19, 2009
Today Californians vote on measures that would raise taxes and slash budgets for health care and education. If the measures don't pass, the state must explore other options. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Social Security running out of funds

May 12, 2009
Trustees for Social Security and Medicare reported today the recession has taken a toll on the long-term financial viability of both programs. John Dimsdale explores options the programs have for fixing their finances.