Economy - Most Commented



Bloomberg's wallet hurting his image?

Nov 2, 2009
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is widely expected to win a third term in Tuesday's election. So why will he have spent as much as $140 million on the race? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Defense contractors face lean times

Oct 20, 2009
Giant military contractor Lockheed Martin reported a healthy third-quarter profit. But it's still a tough environment for defense contractors. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

House debates merging regulators

Sep 23, 2009
Today, the House begins two weeks of hearings on banking reform. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will defend a plan to merge two of the four federal regulators. But the move is drawing its fair share of debate. John Dimsdale reports.

U.S. will take on climate change

Sep 22, 2009
At the U.N.'s climate change summit today, President Obama declared that the U.S. is a serious partner in combating global warming. Bill Radke explores the president's message to world leaders with Marketplace's Tamara Keith.

Is money a factor in the missile move?

Sep 17, 2009
President Obama says he's abandoning plans for a large-scale missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. Bill Radke discusses the move with Mike O'Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Congress returns to its daily grind

Sep 8, 2009
Congress comes back to Washington, D.C. this week after summer break, and the local economy is excited to return to business as usual. But health care is threatening to take up a lot of space on the debate floor. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Filling in the gaps of deficit projections

Aug 25, 2009
The 10-year projections of the federal deficit by the Congressional Budget Office and the White House's Office of Management and Budget differ by $2 trillion. Economics and law professor Alan Auerbach explains why they're so far apart.

Bad news about the shrinking deficit

Aug 25, 2009
The federal government's 2009 projected deficit is expected to drop. But the news isn't all that good. Why? John Dimsdale reports.

Economy not falling, but not better yet

Aug 12, 2009
Almost two years after the recession started, things are officially not getting worse anymore. But even though the bleeding has stopped, the economy is still in intensive care. Steve Henn reports.

It's the small banks you have to watch

Aug 11, 2009
The congressional panel monitoring the Troubled Asset Relief Program said today that smaller banks are more likely to be hurt by troubles in the commercial real-estate market. Jeremy Hobson gives us more details from the report.



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