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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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For this CEO, mindful management means yoga for employees

5/28/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now to a story about a high-profile and unusual CEO, whose own philosophy and unique life experience has influenced the way things operate day to day inside the company. Economics correspondent Paul Solman has the story, part of our ongoing reporting Making Sense, which airs every Thursday on the NewsHour. PAUL SOLMAN: Aetna insurance, number 57 on the Fortune 500, surprised corporate America recently when it hiked its minimum wage to...

Duration:00:06:06

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

Why companies are racing for almost-instantaneous delivery

4/9/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhy would Amazon open a brick-and-mortar store in New York? USPS to test grocery delivery service Congress proposes to eliminate door-to-door mail delivery for millions JUDY WOODRUFF: Let’s turn to a story that shows how apps and the tech economy are delivering a jolt to the traditional world of retail, with the growth of same-day delivery. It’s on the rise in a number of metro areas. And just today, Amazon announced a plan to expand these...

Duration:00:07:48

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

Job gains continue, so why are wages stubbornly stagnant?

3/6/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSJob growth on a roll, will wages follow? Millennials are changing jobs at a less frequent rate than prior generations Ask the Headhunter: How can I find hidden jobs? JUDY WOODRUFF: The February jobs report came in stronger than expected, with more than 200,000 jobs a month being added for the past year, the best pace since 1995. The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point since the financial crisis of 2008. Still, it has not translated...

Duration:00:06:50

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

What will Wal-Mart’s wage hike mean for workers and the economy?

2/22/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Wal-Mart made news this week by announcing that it is raising the wages for its employees above the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. Starting pay at the company, the world’s largest private employer, is going up to $9 an hour, and $10 an hour by next February. To discuss the broader implications, we are joined now by Shelly Banjo. She has reported the story for Quartz, a business site published by the Atlantic Media Company. So, how...

Duration:00:03:23

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

What ‘Gangnam Style’ can teach us about the Psy-chology of investing

2/5/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKS‘Gangnam Style’ proved to be swan song for YouTube’s view limit Understanding modern China through comedic rap Keynes-Hayek Rap Video Goes Viral! Non-economists Worldwide Infected! GWEN IFILL: Now economics correspondent Paul Solman examines how viral music videos, television interviews, and good looks can boost a company’s stock price. It’s part of our ongoing reporting Making Sense, which airs every Thursday on the NewsHour. PAUL SOLMAN: Pop...

Duration:00:05:50

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 where...

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