Economy - Most Commented


Economic woes limit U.S. foreign policy

Jan 21, 2009
President Obama's inauguration address focused a lot on the economy and foreign policy. But the U.S. economy may play a huge role in determining what can be done overseas. Kai Ryssdal speaks about foreign policy with Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine.

Obama freezes pay, sets ethics rules

Jan 21, 2009
President Obama spent his first full day in office setting ethics guidelines and imposing a salary freeze on White House staffers earning more than $100,000. Kai Ryssdal speaks with John Dimsdale about the president's new policies and his upcoming agenda.

Obama speech: Optimism and economy

Jan 20, 2009
President Barack Obama's inauguration speech touched on hope for the future and the economic troubles we face. Kai Ryssdal looks at what our new president had to say.

Washington not too bad in recession

Jan 20, 2009
Washington, D.C. tends to get a boost from increased government spending when faced with tough economic times, and the current unemployment rate is low. But the region is not immune to hardship. Ronni Radbill reports.

Inauguration: A party for the people

Jan 20, 2009
Everything is ready for the folks who have flooded Washington, D.C. for inauguration, from Jumbo-trons to free and low-cost balls. Celebration events have the common man in mind. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Cell providers prepare for inauguration

Jan 20, 2009
Cell phone providers are wheeling out temporary towers to boost their networks for the Obama inauguration today. Companies expect millions more people to be on the phone or texting. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retail

Want in on inauguration? It'll cost you

Jan 19, 2009
Scalpers are making some gains from the Obama inauguration. Tickets that were passed out for free are being sold for anywhere from $200 to 10 times that amount. Danielle Karson reports.

Can Obama control his team's egos?

Jan 13, 2009
President-elect Obama has taken a "team of rivals" approach in selecting people to serve in his cabinet. Can they work together in support of his goals? Commentator Dan Drezner says it depends on Obama's leadership style.

Keeping tabs on inaugural funding

Jan 13, 2009
President-elect Obama's team is doing what they can to monitor fundraising for next week's inauguration. But even though Obama is adamant against lobbyists, there are some big loopholes. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Bills could let judges rework mortgages

Jan 12, 2009
Two bills making their way through the House and Senate would empower federal bankruptcy court judges to rework the terms of mortgages headed into foreclosure. Lenders have opposed such bills. But these two are gaining momentum. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy