Monday, January 31, 2011
VOAVideo: Obama Urges Passage of Free Trade Deals
The Republican congressman whose committee oversees U.S. trade policy says Congress should act on pending free trade agreements within six months. Congressman Dave Camp says ratification of the trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama is a "sure fire way" to create American jobs by growing U.S. exports. President Barack Obama made the same case during his State of the Union address Tuesday night when he urged a divided Congress to look for bipartisan solutions to grow the U.S. economy. Mil Arcega reports.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
VOAVideo: President Visits Wisconsin, Calls for New Global Competitiveness
Friday, January 28, 2011
But a bad situation for some may offer an opportunity for others still seeking the ''American Dream'' of owning a home THIS IS AMERICA (download m3)
Thursday, January 27, 2011
WH.gov Open for Questions: The State of the Union and the Economy
Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, answers questions about the economics issues the President discussed in his State of the Union Address in a roundtable discussion. January 27, 2011.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
VOAVideo: US President Addresses the Nation with Call for More Jobs, Cooperation
U.S. President Barack Obama appealed to what he called Americans' creativity and imagination in urging the nation toward innovation and competitiveness. In his annual State of the Union address, Mr. Obama proposed new government investment even as the new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives pushes to cut government spending. VOA's Carolyn Presutti summarizes the speech and the Republican response.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
More than ever, English is the language of business, but even native speakers can learn something ECONOMICS REPORT
Monday, January 24, 2011
Obama promoting recent action to spur job creation, while Republicans maintain focus on trying to discredit health care reform (download mp3)
Sunday, January 23, 2011
VOAVideo: Obama Highlights Economic Successes, Names New Advisor
President Barack Obama visited a General Electric plant in New York State Friday to talk up economic success stories in the midst of a painfully slow recovery. The plant, which recently won a big contract to build turbines for a power plant in India, is one of the beneficiaries of the president's recent tour in Southeast Asia. But as Mil Arcega reports, the president is also tapping into the company's expertise to make US businesses more competitive.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
VOAVideo: Hu Calls for Closer Ties with US
After receiving the red carpet treatment at the White House, a state dinner and private meetings with Capitol Hill lawmakers, Chinese President Hu Jintao capped his two day visit to Washington with a speech before a receptive crowd of political and business leaders. Mil Arcega reports.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
China has agreed to $45 billion in export deals with U.S. companies, with nearly half of the contracts a commitment to buy 200 Boeing aircraft costing $19 billion.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
wh.gov: Presidents Obama, Hu Meet with Business Leaders
President Obama and President Hu of China meet with American and Chinese business leaders at a roundtable meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. January 19, 2011.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
VOAVideo: Chinese President's US Visit to Underscore Improved Ties
The growing importance of the U.S.-China economic relationship will be front and center this week when President Barack Obama welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao for an official state visit. Business leaders are hoping the visit leads to improved cooperation between the two countries. Economics correspondent Mil Arcega takes a look at the upcoming visit.
Monday, January 17, 2011
On January 17th, Americans will pay tribute to the legacy of slain civil rights leader The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the annual national holiday that celebrates his birthday (January 15th). Reverend King would have been 80 years old if he were alive today. More than 50 years ago, Dr. King campaigned across the United States, leading non-violent marches and demonstrations for equal rights for African Americans. VOA's Chris Simkins looks back at his life and the impact his work had on the country.
100. Name two national U.S. holidays.
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Presidents’ Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
Sunday, January 16, 2011
VOAVideo: Retailers Look to Emerging Markets for Continued Growth
The National Retail Federation wrapped up its 100th annual convention Wednesday in New York City. The association is the world's largest retail trade group with members in 45 countries, including 1.5 million companies in the United States. VOA New York Correspondent Peter Fedynsky reports the retail industry is looking to emerging markets for continued growth.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
In the 1500s, English became the modern language we recognize today. Second of a two-part series EXPLORATIONS (downlad mp3)
VOA Learning Engish: Where Did the English Language Come From? (part 1 of 2)
Friday, January 14, 2011
New York Times DealBook: In Cupcake Chain, Decadent Dreams
The nation's largest cupcake chain, Crumbs Bake Shop, has merged with an investment company and will go public. DealBook speaks to its founders about their plans for a nationwide expansion.Watch more videos at http://nytimes.com/video
Thursday, January 13, 2011
A look at alternatives to the investment methods that most people know about ECONOMICS REPORT (download mp3)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
VOAVideo: Consumer Electronics Entice Fickle Consumers
More than 80 tablet computers similar to Apple's iPad are being introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, along with the latest 3D TV sets and other gadgets. The industry trade show, which runs through Sunday, is generating excitement. But as VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports, some consumers are asking whether they want or need all the new gadgets.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
VOAVideo: US Unemployment Rate Drops
The US unemployment rate dropped sharply last month - from 9.8 to 9.4 percent, the lowest level in 19 months. But despite a net gain of more than 100 thousand jobs in December, the US Labor Department's much awaited jobs report fell short of expectations. Mil Arcega has more.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Time magazine has named Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, as and their Person of the Year 2010.
13-Page PDF Handout - with all-skills activities
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
An investment deal by Goldman Sachs and Russia's Digital Sky Technologies values the company at $50 billion ECONOMICS REPORT (download mp3)
Thursday, January 6, 2011
VOAVideo: New US Chocolate Maker Trying to Break Into World Market
While many American industries took a hit during the economic recession, one seemed to thrive. According to the National Confectioners Association, the U.S. chocolate industry in 2009 scored a record $16.9 billion in sales. One new American company is trying to break into the lucrative market, but for California-based connoisseur Tcho Chocolate, the gold is in the flavor.