A Social Security benefit for the nation’s neediest kids would virtually eradicate poverty for children, says one leading economist.
After last week's downgrade of US credit rating, many investors are speculating if France is next.
Observers in Greece, China and Ireland give their thoughts on the US debt crisis.
The international implications of the debt battle.
US President Obama and Congress have until August 2 to agree on a plan to raise the country's borrowing limit.
Australia has among the lowest debt loads in the world.
President Obama delivered a speech outlining his plan to reduce the ballooning national debt. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Robin Harding, US economic editor for the Financial Times, about how Obama's speech on the budget looks to those outside the US.
The World's Gerry Hadden remembers a year that many in Europe would like to forget. As 2010 draws to a close, Europeans are hoping for an economic turnaround.
On New Year's day, Estonia becomes the 17th country to join the Euro currency zone. Its entry comes at an inauspicious time. Lisa Mullins finds out more from Raimo Poom, political editor at Eesti Päevaleht newspaper in Talinn, Estonia's capital.
President Obama's debt-reduction commission is trying to trim federal deficits dramatically in the coming decade. But how does US debt compare with other nations? The World's Jason Margolis has more.
Entitlement programs protecting the middle class are under assault around the world. In the US, everything from social security payments to mortgage tax deductions appears to be up for discussion. Guy Sorman is a French philosopher and economist.