FROM Greg Robb
Economists Breathe a Sigh of Relief over Jobs Numbers In what passes for good news in these economic times, the nation's labor market showed some signs of improvement last month. Employment grew by 103,000 workers: not great, according to one economist, but "less bad than expected." Greg Robb is senior Washington correspondent for MarketWatch.com .
Paulson Shifts Focus of Bailout Plan When Congress passed the $700 billion bailout, the focus was on buying so-called "troubled assets" linked to sub-prime mortgages. Today, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said that's not the best use of the money after all. Instead, he wants to buy stock in banks . Greg Robb writes for Marketwatch.com , part of the Dow Jones News Service.
Central Banks Cut Rates in a Global Show of Force The Federal Reserve announced a cut in interest rates today, with unprecedented coordination with other central banks around the world. Reporter Greg Robb is covering the Federal Reserve for business news website MarketWatch .
Inflation Surges, Adding to Economic Woes On top of concerns about the mortgage market and banking, there's a new reason to worry. Today it's reported that inflation rose last month at the fastest rate since Hurricane Katrina. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke warned Congress about inflation for the second day in a row. Greg Robb reports for MarketWatch.com .
Trump fires FBI Director James Comey Vice President Mike Pence took the Administration's lead today in explaining why the President fired the Head of the FBI, saying, "The president made the right decision at the right time." Trump's action is being compared to the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre" that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1973.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Russian probe gets jolt from Yates and Clapper Senate hearing Intelligence officials have long since concluded that Russia interfered in last year's US election. After yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, what more do we know about the threat to future elections and how it's being handled by the Trump Administration?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.