Economy

CNN's Velshi Argues Boosting Minimum Wage Could Boost the Economy

Business reporter says higher-paid workers will spend more, but fails to take into account lost jobs, lost hours, lost profitability from businesses.

Networks Ignore President's Defense of Tax Cuts as Key to Economic Growth

ABC's Betsy Stark highlighted applause lines in Bush speech on income gap, CEO pay.

NY Times Reviewer Complains about Friedman Documentary on PBS

Reporter Ginia Bellafante puffs up Friedman rival who said Soviet economy was sounder as it was collapsing in the 1980s.

Hillary Clinton, 10; Falling Gas Prices, 0

Pre-State of the Union newscasts ignored falling gas prices, totaled 10 minutes in face time with NY senator about 2008 run.

Times Celebrates MLK Day the Usual Way: With GOP-Bashing

"Against the backdrop of an escalating war in Iraq and increasing economic disparity in the United States..." What does that have to do with Martin Luther King Day?

CBS News Complains of Lackluster Christmas Shopping Season

But strong growth in jobs, wages and Internet sales belies reporter's slant.

'Today' Show Gift: A Balanced Auto Story

Report should remind other media that not all car companies are going south this winter.

Bush's Tax Cuts to Blame for U.S. Economic Problems

If the Times really believe in "saving more" at the federal level, why does it flinch at the very idea of spending cuts?

Media Scrooges: 'Bah, Humbug' To Wall Street's Christmas Bonuses

Contrary to their present Grinchiness, the press were much merrier about this annual ritual in 1999.

A $7-Billion Omission

Network newscasts continue to ignore Fannie Mae fiasco's scope, even the final tally of the cost.
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