Reporting On The Economy

Outgoing Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks legacy and economy's future
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Outgoing Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks legacy and eco...

As Treasury Secretary Jack Lew prepares to leave the office he’s held for nearly four years, he spoke with David Brancaccio about his economic legacy.

Year-end tax planning strategies due to Trump’s election
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Year-end tax planning strategies due to Trump’s election

This adviser says a few key December money moves may lower your taxes.

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OECD lifts growth forecast, citing Trump stimulus

The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has revised its global economic forecast, and things are looking up.

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The economy in Trump's first year

Donald Trump’s election, and the early actions of his transition team, have shored up investor confidence in the short term, with major U.S. stock indices rising since Nov. 8.

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Comparing Clinton's and Trump's plans to reduce the natio...

Discussion around the presidential candidates' thoughts on the labor market and their plans to reduce the national debt.

Reporting On Finance

Single-parent families could see higher taxes under Trump
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Single-parent families could see higher taxes under Trump

New York University professor Lily Batchelder finds that tax cuts for the wealthy could end up being proportionally larger than those for low- and middle-class families.

Trump’s pick for budget director has urged big spending cuts
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Trump’s pick for budget director has urged big spending cuts

Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice as his budget director, is a fierce deficit hawk with a record of pushing deep spending cuts.

What the Trump tax proposals mean for retirees
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What the Trump tax proposals mean for retirees

If these become law, that may call for managing finances differently.

Trump team promises to 'dismantle' Dodd-Frank bank regulations
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Trump team promises to 'dismantle' Dodd-Frank bank regula...

The sweeping legislation passed in 2010 to address problems underlying the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

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Wall Street spending sets new record in presidential camp...

Wall Street has spent $1.4 billion on donations and lobbying this election, more than twice the contributions by any other industry.

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Tracking market reaction to the 2016 election

There are many ways to measure the tipping points in this election. Polls, of course and social media buzz too. Also, market response to the political sparring of the moment.

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The cost of Trump's and Clinton's tax plans

Many voters might have been left bewildered by the claims and counter claims of the presidential candidates about their tax plans during the debates.

Reporting On Income Inequality

In pockets where poverty is growing, doubt about Trump
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In pockets where poverty is growing, doubt about Trump

In general, President-elect Donald Trump’s ideas about poverty haven’t been clear.

The tug of war over Florida's affordable housing fund
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The tug of war over Florida's affordable housing fund

More than 950,000 very low-income households in the state spend at least half of their wages on rent, according to the Florida Housing Coalition’s Home Matters report.

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Median incomes are up, but is the economy improving?

Fewer Americans lived in poverty in 2015 compared with 2014, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.

PBS NEWSHOUR

Why income inequality matters in this election

THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.

FRONTLINE

The Recovery’s Racial Divide

The American economy is recovering, but not everyone has felt it equally.

Reporting On Industry And Trade

Can Trump keep his big promises on steel jobs?
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Can Trump keep his big promises on steel jobs?

During a presidential campaign, candidates make a lot of promises. History shows us the winners often have trouble keeping them.

Asian envoys urge Trump to reconsider opposition to Trans-Pacific trade deal
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Asian envoys urge Trump to reconsider opposition to Trans...

U.S.-allied Asian ambassadors on Tuesday urged President-elect Donald Trump to reconsider his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Trump threatens payback for U.S. companies that move abroad
PBS NewsHour

Trump threatens payback for U.S. companies that move abroad

President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans.

For Americans, Trump’s tariffs on imports could be costly
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For Americans, Trump’s tariffs on imports could be costly

American consumers and businesses would pay — literally — if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico

Clinton and Trump push back against trade deals
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Clinton and Trump push back against trade deals

Neil Irwin, senior correspondent at The New York Times, weighed in on what each candidate is saying on trade.

Chasing The Dream | Poverty & Opportunity in America

CtD-Logo2.jpgChasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a coordinated, multi-platform public media reporting initiative from WNET | New York that provides breadth, context and a deeper understanding of poverty and economic opportunity at all levels and institutions of our society, including wages, jobs, and what has happened to the age-old dream of striving for a better life.

Chasing the Dream news reports can be found online and on air on PBS NewsHour, PBS NewsHour Weekend, MetroFocus, NJTV News and Long Island Business Report and on many PBS member stations across the country. Find out more at the official website.

Study: 37 Percent of NJ Households Can't Afford Basic Needs
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Study: 37 Percent of NJ Households Can't Afford Basic Needs

The latest ALICE study finds that 1.2 million households in NJ can't afford basic needs.

The One That Got Away
CHASING THE DREAM

The One That Got Away

The issues of teaching, and familial and communal responsibility, for at-risk youth.

METROFOCUS EXCLUSIVE
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METROFOCUS EXCLUSIVE

We give you the details of New York's "Home for the Holidays" program.

COLD, HOMELESS, & CHASING A DREAM
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COLD, HOMELESS, & CHASING A DREAM

Women and children make up the majority of NYC’s homeless.Christine Quinn offers solutions

FROM POVERTY TO STARDOM
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FROM POVERTY TO STARDOM

Find out how one boy sung his way from poverty to center stage at the Metropolitan Opera.

Getting Ahead with Tavis Smiley
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Getting Ahead with Tavis Smiley

A granular look at how increasing the minimum wage is playing out in four Northern California cities where pay increases have been in place for at least two years.

Licensed photos from Getty Images and The Associated Press. Courtesy images via Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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