Marilyn GeewaxMarilyn Geewax is a senior business news editor, assigning and editing stories for radio. She also writes and edits for the NPR web site, and regularly discusses economic issues on NPR's mid-day show Here & Now.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao meeting in Berlin on June 28. During Europe's economic crisis, both China and the United States have stayed mostly on the sidelines.
Immelt answers a question from an employee during a town hall meeting at the GE Energy Greenville Operations campus in Greenville, S.C., on July 13. Immelt is chairman of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, an advisory group.
Los Angeles resident Christian Del Cid waves banners calling for jobs on a bridge over Interstate 110. Exactly three years after the market crashed, some 14 million continue to look for work.
Specialists on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange watch President Obama's televised speech on debt reduction Monday. Obama wants to require investment fund managers to pay at least the same percentage in taxes as middle-income Americans.