Ben Bernanke testified about the state of the U.S. economy. He stressed that Bernanke stressed that the Federal Reserve would not begin to tighten its stimulus policies until data supported real and sustained improvements in the labor market.
Peter Suderman talked about his [Reason] magazine piece on measuring the impact of the $833 billion stimulus. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.This program was part of a "Washington Journal" series highlighting magazine articles. The title of Mr. Suderman's article is, "Down the Drain: How the Federal Government Flushed Away the $833 Stimulus."Show SummaryShow Full Text
President Obama spoke to students at Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, about the role of education in technology and clean energy in creating to job opportunities and growing the economy. Topics included the need to make college more affordable to students and for universal preschool. This was the first stop of the president's "Middle Class Jobs and ...Opportunity" tour to highlight proposals aimed to spur economic growth and create jobs. Show SummaryShow Full Text
President Obama spoke to workers at the Applied Materials plant in Austin, Texas. He announced two executive actions that focus on innovation, jobs, and the economy. The first would establish competitions to create manufacturing innovation alliances with businesses and schools and the second would require government data to be made available in machine-readable formats. His ...stop at the Applied Materials technology company was part of his "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity" tour to highlight proposals aimed to spur economic growth and create jobs. Show SummaryShow Full Text
Michael Splinter spoke in introduction to President Obama's visit to the Applied Materials plant in Austin, Texas, as part of his "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity" tour to highlight proposals aimed to spur economic growth and create jobs.
Economist Richard Fry talked about the Pew Research Center analysis of newly-released Census Bureau data, "A Rise in Wealth for the Wealthy; Declines for the Lower 93 Percent." The report found that during the first two years of the nation's economic recovery, the mean net worth of households in the upper seven percent of the wealth distribution rose by an estimated 28 ...percent, while the mean net worth of households in the lower 93 percent dropped by 4 percent. Mr. Fry also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Show SummaryShow Full Text
Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on a May 6, 2013, [USA Today] story on economic recovery and paychecks: "Has economic growth had an impact on your paycheck?"Gina Smith of the [Island Packet] (South Carolina) spoke by phone about the race between former Governor Mark Sanford (R) and Elizabeth Colbert Bush (D) for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District seat.Show SummaryShow Full Text
Panelists talked about the Migration Policy Institute's report detailing the results of a three-year study on the economic impact of migration between the United States, Mexico and Central America. They responded to questions from the audience.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Hedrick Smith, author of "Who Stole the American Dream?", detailed the decline of the middle class over the past 50 years as well as the political and economic decisions which led to it. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
History professors Naomi Lamoreaux and Richard White talked about the role of corporations in the United States. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications from viewers who had just seen a panel discussion in which they participated April 12, 2013, at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, held at the Union Square Hilton in San ...Francisco. They were interviewed remotely from the C-SPAN newsroom while he was at the OAH meeting.Show SummaryShow Full Text