Economy - Most Commented


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.

Big opportunities at White House dinner

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.

Trimming budget fat won't be easy

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.

States struggle to avoid budget deficits

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.

Obama tightens international tax code

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.

Immigration policy to target employers

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.
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Obama sets stage for long-term reforms

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.

Obama wanted more bailout in budget

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.

Can the GOP reshape its identity?

Apr 29, 2009
The Republican Party has been criticized for falling out of step with its voters. So faced with a future where it needs to realign with the public, how will the GOP decide to move forward? John Dimsdale reports.

Will budget cuts make a difference?

Apr 20, 2009
President Obama is ordering members of his cabinet to trim $100 million from the federal budget over the next 90 days. Will the cuts really make a difference? Jill Barshay reports.


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