Economy - Most Commented
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.
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.
May 8, 2009
The White House Correspondents' Dinner is typically a huge fete for journalists. And this year it could be bigger than ever. As Steve Henn reports, it's also a chance to do a little business.
May 7, 2009
The Obama budget team has identified 121 line items they say don't work. But one person's failed idea or unnecessary expense is someone else's vital program, and the proposed $17 billion in cuts will likely face opposition. Tamara Keith reports.
May 6, 2009
Unlike the federal government, states can't carry deficits, and many states are cutting services to balance their budgets. Jennifer Collins reports why this hurts the economy, and why it would be bad for states to rely on cuts alone.
May 4, 2009
President Obama made a push for collecting more taxes on international profits. He would eliminate some deductions companies get for officially earning profits in the Bahamas. Bill Radke has more.
May 1, 2009
The Obama administration is shifting its policy on immigration enforcement. Instead of focusing on undocumented workers, officials will put their attention on employers. Dan Grech reports.
Apr 30, 2009
President Obama says he's proud, but not satisfied about his first 100 days in office. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale about what to expect for the next 100 days and beyond.
Apr 29, 2009
President Obama's budget is sitting before Congress and could pass sometime today. He got what he wanted in most ways, but missed getting more future bailout funds for banks. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Steve Henn.