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Are Older Americans Helped Or Hurt By Changing Inflation?
December 27, 1995 at 12:00 AM EST
4906633903Are Older Americans Helped Or Hurt By Changing Inflation?From the December 27, 1995 edition of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"1995-12-27 18:00:00disabled2325940277tpwfUgK08Agtrue127190American businesses eye Cuban opportunitiesAs President Obama closes a door on Cold War hostilities between the U.S. and Cuba, American businesses wait in the wings for new opportunities to expand to the nation that has long been off-limits. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Marcelo Prince of The Wall Street Journal about which industries would be most affected if the embargo was lifted.2014-12-18 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/US-CUBA-FLAGS-monitor-320x196.jpg2365389954L3iU8HaEK8E127209Is the 2015 spending bill a gift to big banks?Tucked into the new federal spending bill that passed this week was a provision to loosen banking regulations on hedges known as derivatives or swaps, rolling back part of the Dodd-Frank Act that was enacted after the financial crisis. Dennis Kelleher of Better Markets and Mark Calabria of the Cato Institute join Hari Sreenivasan for a discussion on what the bill means for banks.2014-12-18 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/WALL-STREET-RULES-monitor-320x196.jpg2365389939kJ4MM8F0u7Q127211Holiday gifts to curb bad habitsDo you struggle with slouching, overeating or oversleeping? This holiday season, there’s a gift for that. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to Sendhil Mullainathan about consumer innovations that promise to improve your life through behavioral economics.2014-12-18 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/makingsense2-320x196.jpg23653899449SDL08ibAJ8
When high-level talks between the White House and Congress resume on Friday, one idea that's expecting to get close attention is adjusting the Consumer Price Index. Paul Solman reports on the proposal and its potential impact.