Economy - Most Recent
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.
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.
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.
Apr 14, 2009
President Obama will be speaking at Georgetown University today and will likely emphasize the financial crisis. He's expected to be hopeful and lay out plans for the housing and credit markets. Dan Grech gives us a preview.