FROM Adrienne Carter
Stocks Continue Rebound on Good News about Banks There was a ray of light on Wall Street today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising above 8000 on some good news about banks. Adrienne Carter is Financial Editor at BusinessWeek magazine.
Dow Falls below 10,000 One year ago, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was over 14,000. Today, despite final package of the so-called " economic rescue ," it dropped below 10,000 for the first time in four years. In Texas, meantime, President Bush met with small business owners—a car dealer, a car repair-shop owner and two restaurateurs. Adrienne Carter is finance editor for BusinessWeek magazine.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.