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Fishermen and farmers fight over water in California

5/21/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now to our continuing coverage of the drought in California. Farmers are preparing for state-ordered cuts in water use to take effect this week. They are expected to affect agriculture and people in the watershed of the San Joaquin River, which runs from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to San Francisco Bay. It’s a primary source for farms and communities. There are already battles over who’s using too much water. Economics correspondent Paul...

Duration:00:07:48

Sen. Warren: If Obama is confident about trade deal, he should make details

5/13/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSTrade bill is one of the most important in U.S. history, says Sen. Hatch What’s in the Trans-Pacific Partnership for U.S. and Japan? Why unions aren’t happy about a fast-track trade deal JUDY WOODRUFF: And let’s hear now from one of the more vocal opponents in this fight, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. She is a Democrat who has clashed over this issue with the president. And she is one of the leading voices of the left. Senator...

Duration:00:06:28

What’s in the Trans-Pacific Partnership for U.S. and Japan?

4/29/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhy unions aren’t happy about a fast-track trade Congress ponders giving president ‘fast track’ authority on trade deals Ash Carter says U.S. is opening new phase of Asia pivot GWEN IFILL: One of the biggest economic fights taking place behind the scenes in Washington and around the country this year is a battle over a far-reaching new trade deal. That agreement could translate into hundreds of billions of dollars in business, exports and...

Duration:00:07:22

IMF warns of long-term mediocre growth for the global economy

4/9/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSEurozone extends Greece’s bailout by four months The new new thing: Negative interest rates — but will they work? Why Europe and the U.S. have a lot riding on Greek elections JUDY WOODRUFF: The global economy may be stuck in a long period of low growth and high unemployment, a period you might even call the new mediocre. That was the message delivered today by one of the world’s key players in finance and development, the head of the...

Duration:00:01:53

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

Do weaker U.S. jobs numbers suggest a downshifting economy?

4/3/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSHow much of March’s disappointing jobs report is just a blip? Job gains continue, so why are wages stubbornly stagnant? Why a higher unemployment rate may be good news for the economy HARI SREENIVASAN: It’s easy to get too caught up in the expectations heading into any jobs report, but, by most measures, this month took experts by surprise. The overall number of new jobs were much lower than anyone predicted, far below the nearly 270,000 a...

Duration:00:04:38

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

Swings in currency market, stock prices cap Wall Street’s chaotic week

3/21/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: It was a topsy-turvy week in the markets, with huge swings in the currency markets and, by week’s end, another sharp rise in stock prices. The Dow and S&P 500 closed yesterday just below their all-time highs. For some insights into the forces at work, we are joined by Michael Regan of Bloomberg News. So, first of all, the comments that were made by the fed, everybody kind of thinks about interest rates, but...

Duration:00:03:29

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

Tricks and tips for getting the most from Social Security

2/26/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKS10 Social Security rules that are insane How to get what’s yours from Social Security 4 reasons not to trust Social Security’s benefit estimates JUDY WOODRUFF: Most Americans depend on Social Security in retirement, and yet navigating the system is often complex and confusing. Our economics correspondent, Paul Solman, has co-authored a new book on the ins and outs of the benefit system. And, tonight, he shares some of what he’s learned. It’s...

Duration:00:07:00

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

EU deal averts Greek economic crisis for now

2/20/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSEyes on Greek instability as euro plunges to nine-year low – Part 1 Facing snap elections, uncertainty grows in Greece After an election built on promises, what can Greece’s new leadership deliver? JUDY WOODRUFF: European countries struck a crucial deal today that will extend a bailout for Greece. It would buy four more months of aid after tense negotiations over austerity measures, and, for now, it eases some worries for the global economy...

Duration:00:02:24

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

Viewers respond to manufacturing boom in Columbus, Mississippi

2/14/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioALISON STEWART: And now to Viewers Like You: Your response to last week’s signature segment from Main Street, Columbus, Mississippi where a number of international companies have opened up shop and started hiring. Most of your comments were skeptical. JeanSC said:The key to Yokohama Tire’s choice to locate here is NON-UNION jobs. The “golden triangle” is part of the “third world” part of the USA. The manufacturers locating here are, for the most part, mainly...

Duration:00:01:52

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 for...

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 dollars”...

Duration:00:08:32

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