financial crisis http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 3 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-part-3-11 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Europe’s financial fortunes have a major influence on the rest of the world.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Ireland is making a slow comeback.</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 60164 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 3 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-peter-welch-part-3-12 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Europe’s financial fortunes have influenced the world economy for years. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss Welch’s study group on Europe.</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 57016 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 3 Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs http://wamc.org/post/postal-service-cut-saturday-mail-trim-costs <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week.</p><p>In an announcement scheduled for later today, the service is expected to say the cut, beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about $2 billion annually.</p><p>The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points — package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010. The delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:00:51 +0000 Associated Press 57278 at http://wamc.org Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs "After The Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead" by Alan Blinder http://wamc.org/post/after-music-stopped-financial-crisis-response-and-work-ahead-alan-blinder <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Alan Blinder is an esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. He has written a major new book on this nation’s most recent financial crisis.</p><p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594205302/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1594205302&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1594205302" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> is a comprehensive and coherent narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we can do from here—mired as we still are in its wreckage.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56667 at http://wamc.org "After The Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead" by Alan Blinder