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Economic news and analysis from the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and the Online NewsHour. This is an archive of economic news coverage from September to October, 2011, and includes explainers, interviews, and updates that help make sense of the global economy.

Economic news and analysis from the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and the Online NewsHour. This is an archive of economic news coverage from September to October, 2011, and includes explainers, interviews, and updates that help make sense of the global economy.
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Why labor unions oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership

5/12/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKS5 things to know about trade as Senate debate begins What’s in the Trans-Pacific Partnership for U.S. and Japan? Shields and Brooks on Pacific trade deal politics, Clinton and Rubio on the trail GWEN IFILL: As battles sort itself out, we begin our own series of conversations at what’s at stake in the debate over trade. First tonight, a leading voice for labor. Richard Trumka is the president of the AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Labor and...

Duration:00:07:45

Inside the new federal pay day loan rules

3/29/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week took new steps to protect the working poor from people critics describe as predatory lenders, those who make payday loans. For more about this, we are joined now from Washington by Chico Harlan of The Washington Post. So, first, I guess let’s just set the stage here. What qualifies in this category of loans that the CFPB is trying to regulate? CHICO HARLAN, The Washington Post:...

Duration:00:03:07

Tech startups see gold in Baby Boomers’ golden years

3/19/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: The race is on to meet the growing needs of the baby boomer generation, the youngest of whom turned 50 last year. Special correspondent Megan Hughes reports on the push to create new health and wellness technology that older Americans will want to use and investors are increasingly eager to back. KATHLEEN HALE, CEO, Rebel Desk: We sell both the desk and the treadmill separately. Ours weighs 88 pounds. It’s on wheels and it fits in a standard...

Duration:00:07:18

Get ready for another round of the foreclosure crisis

3/5/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSCalif. city contemplates using eminent domain to solve its foreclosure crisis New mortgage lending regulations require proof of borrower’s ability to repay Major banks to pay $8.5 billion in settlement over housing foreclosure abuses JUDY WOODRUFF: One of the gaping wounds of the housing crisis and the great recession that immediately followed it was a huge jump in the number of foreclosures in cities and regions around the country. In many...

Duration:00:08:53

Is the economic impact of the labor disputes at West Coast ports just hype?

2/15/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioALISON STEWART: In Canada today, 3,000 members of the Teamsters went on strike. They are in a dispute with the Canadian Pacific Railway over wages and benefits. Analysts say a prolonged strike would affect the flow of oil, lumber, auto parts and other products into the United States. Another labor dispute between ship owners and longshoremen has been going on for months now on the West Coast of this country. And, this weekend, the president dispatched Labor...

Duration:00:03:37

Job growth on a roll, will wages follow?

2/6/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWe’re adding jobs like it’s 1999, but American workers just can’t get a raise Positive jobs report may not reassure Americans with part-time work Why the middle class is not feeling a recovery JUDY WOODRUFF: Now a closer look at what’s driving those surprisingly upbeat jobs numbers in the U.S. Here’s Jeffrey Brown. JEFFREY BROWN: Not only did today’s labor report show that more people found work in January; it also revised the numbers upward...

Duration:00:05:27

Will new manufacturing ease Mississippi’s ‘psychosis of poverty?’

2/6/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJOHN LARSON: Just a look at Main Street in Columbus, Mississippi and you can sense why Travel and Leisure voted it one of “America’s Great Main Streets”. But it hasn’t always been this way. As these images taken over the years by Columbus’s own renowned photographer Birney Imes suggest, Mississippi has endured challenges throughout its history. Unemployment, still 15 percent in some parts, including some of the poorest people in the poorest state in the...

Duration:00:09:24

Will S&P’s penalty for too-rosy mortgage securities ratings send a message?

2/3/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSJustice Department Charges Standard & Poor’s Defrauded Investors A Mortgage-Backed Security Map: The Fantastic Fate of One Man’s Loan In Bank of America settlement, who’s feeling the pain? JUDY WOODRUFF: More than six years after the financial crisis hit the economy with full force, the government has finally closed one of its major cases against a key player. The Justice Department’s settlement with Standard & Poor’s centered on credit ratings...

Duration:00:07:10

Do cities actually lose money hosting the Super Bowl?

2/1/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioWILLIAM BRANGHAM: Today, of course, is Super Bowl Sunday. In the days leading up to the game, fans debated which team will win, and economists debated the wisdom of cities trying to host the big game. Yesterday, Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Mina Kimes, a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine. HARI SREENIVASAN: So, each year, we see cities compete for the Super Bowl as if it’s the Olympics, as if it is going to bring tons of money, and energy and excitement. Is...

Duration:00:03:16

Savings programs tied to prizes to become more widely available

2/1/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioEditor’s note: This is an updated segment that originally aired on PBS NewsHour Weekend and online on November 23, 2013. ANNOUNCER: “Tonight’s Mega millions jackpot is an estimated annuitized $149,000,000…” KARLA MURTHY: it’s a moment that millions of Americans wait for each week. ANNOUNCER: “Now, let’s see if we can make you a millionaire tonight…” KARLA MURTHY: The chance to win a huge, life-changing amount of money. ANNOUNCER: “A check for $10,000...

Duration:00:08:32

Viewers respond to report on background checks for job seekers with crimina

1/31/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN:We turn now to Viewers Like You: Your comments about our recent work. This is some of what we heard after last Saturday’s signature segment describing employers doing background checks and the effect that has on people with a criminal record who struggle to find work. rematrav said:… let’s let the people signing the paycheck decide whom they want to hire. BobTheJanitor2 added:… if I’m the hiring manager and I have two applicants who are...

Duration:00:01:51

Bookies bank on sports fans who bet with their hearts

1/29/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: With only days left until the Super Bowl, we turn now to reporter Paul Solman, who visited Las Vegas recently to take a look at the multibillion-dollar world of sports betting. It’s part of our ongoing reporting Making Sense, which you can find every Thursday on the NewsHour. PAUL SOLMAN: An afternoon in Paris, a lovely, traditional setting for a cafe break, says Teddy Covers, if just a bit faux. TEDDY “COVERS” SEVRANSKY, Professional Bettor:...

Duration:00:09:02

As oil prices drop, North Dakota’s booming industry braces for a winter coo

1/27/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSHow an EPA plan to cut carbon emissions is playing out in coal-rich Wyoming How will plunging oil prices affect the economy? President calls climate change the ‘greatest threat to future generations’ in State of the Union JUDY WOODRUFF: And the push for more oil and gas, as we know, comes in the wake of a record boom in domestic production, and after an unexpectedly steep plunge in the price of crude oil in recent months. One of the states...

Duration:00:07:32

Almost every country in the world offers more generous maternity leave than

1/22/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSTwitter Chat: Why does the U.S. lag behind in its family leave laws? Why half of U.S. adults no longer believe in the American dream How Paid Parental Leave Helps You, Your Newborn and the Job Market PAUL SOLMAN: Teacher Michelle Alcoser was back in the classroom only five-and-a-half weeks after having son Sebastian. That’s all the time she could afford. MICHELLE ALCOSER: When I first came back, he was still only sleeping about 90 minutes at a...

Duration:00:08:30

Obama offers plan to raise taxes on ultra-rich, put more money in middle cl

1/19/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSInside Obama’s middle class tax plan Obama to pitch tax plan to aid middle class in SOTU address Who benefits from state corporate tax cuts? JUDY WOODRUFF: The president’s new tax proposal that emerged over the weekend is adding fresh fuel to the ongoing debate over economic mobility and inequality in this country. It’s a plan with many different components, but at the heart of it, the president is calling for a hike in taxes on wealthier...

Duration:00:05:43

Inside Obama’s middle class tax plan

1/18/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Good everything. Thanks for joining us. President Obama reportedly will unveil a plan to offer tax relief for the middle class during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The plan would be paid for by increasing taxes the rich pay on investments and inherited property. For more about the president’s proposal, its chances of success, and its political impact, we’re joined now from Washington by Carol Lee. She is White House...

Duration:00:03:43

American rapper taps into the flow of China’s economy

1/15/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSHow will China feed its growing middle class? Alibaba’s stunning American IPO signals confidence in Chinese economy Author Evan Osnos explores rapid changes underway in China in ‘Age of Ambition’ JUDY WOODRUFF: The latest trade reports this week showed once again the extent to which China is a powerhouse in the world of international commerce. Its exports came in above projections, even as the global economy is showing new signs of slowing. But...

Duration:00:06:43

Does a stronger economy mean higher interest rates in 2015?

1/9/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSJobs report may not reassure Americans with part-time work Can the U.S. economy continue its surprising momentum into the new year? Revved up employment growth offers ‘meat-on-the-bones’ jobs, but mostly more minimum wage JUDY WOODRUFF: The latest jobs report, as you heard, shows the economy seems to keep building better momentum than expected. Still, more jobs is not the same thing as rising wages. And that continuing problem inthe labor market...

Duration:00:06:16

Eyes on Greek instability as euro plunges to nine-year low – Part 1

1/5/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhy was 2014 a year of mergers and mega deals? Facing snap elections, uncertainty grows in Greece What’s behind the stock market’s sudden turmoil? GWEN IFILL: The value of the euro plunged to a nine-year low against the dollar today, renewing fears in some quarters that the economic stability of Europe could be at risk. Jeffrey Brown has our look at that. JEFFREY BROWN: One reason for the euro’s recent fall, all eyes are once again on economic...

Duration:00:01:55

Will falling euro end up boosting Europe’s economy? – Part 2

1/5/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJEFFREY BROWN:And we explore this more now with economist Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University. And, Ken Rogoff, let me start where our piece just ended. How bad is the overall economic situation in Europe and what is the European Central Bank going to do about it? KENNETH ROGOFF, Harvard University: Well, growth is zero, inflation is zero, and the economy doesn’t look bright from...

Duration:00:06:27