Economy - Most Commented


U.S. should import more skilled workers

Jul 16, 2008
In the coming years, the U.S. will need hundreds of thousands of good minds to fill positions in math and the sciences. Commentator Will Wilkinson says that may require us to look beyond our own shores.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Can Fannie and Freddie fight free fall?

Jul 11, 2008
Stocks for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have lost half their value on Wall Street today and many seem to think a government takeover is on the way. Alisa Roth explores how the companies might save themselves.

Olympics are for sport, not politics

Jul 10, 2008
While many are tempted to use the Olympic Games as an opportunity to criticize China's human rights record, commentator Ilya Shapiro says it's time to take the politics out of this sporting event.
Posted In: Sports

Candidates search for election funds

Jul 9, 2008
John McCain still trails Barack Obama in fundraising, but may find help from an array of independent groups. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Politico's Jeanne Cummings about where the campaigns will turn for money in this election.

Public fears of sovereign wealth funds

Jul 9, 2008
A group of sovereign wealth funds gathered today in Singapore to address peoples' concerns that government-backed investments are politically motivated. John Dimsdale reports why these funds pose a dilemma for the U.S.
Posted In: Investing

Doctors, insurers split over Medicare

Jul 9, 2008
Some doctors are threatening to stop seeing Medicare patients if Congress goes through with cutting doctors fees more than 10 percent. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports both sides of the debate have taken to the TV airwaves.
Posted In: Health

Candidates focus on expat fundraising

Jul 8, 2008
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is fundraising in London. While it's illegal for him to take money from foreign citizens, the city is home to many wealthy Americans. Geoff Brumfiel reports.

California fires blaze through tourism

Jul 8, 2008
It's too early for wildfire season, but more than 20,000 firefighters are battling blazes in California's Central Coast. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports how the fires could hurt Monterey County's tourism.

Brown big on food conservation at G8

Jul 7, 2008
World leaders are talking in Japan today at the start of the G8 Summit, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has a great deal to say about food. Stephen Beard reports Brown's argument may clash with the Americans'.
Posted In: Economy

Is the G8 still relevant?

Jul 7, 2008
With politically weak leaders sitting at the table and growing economies like China and India not involved, how much power does the G8 still have? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports where some of the challenges lay.
Posted In: Economy