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Are Older Americans Helped Or Hurt By Changing Inflation?
December 27, 1995 at 12:00 AM EDT
4906633903Are Older Americans Helped Or Hurt By Changing Inflation?From the December 27, 1995 edition of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"1995-12-27 18:00:00disabled2325940277tpwfUgK08Ag182099How South Dakota is luring attorneys to remote areasAs more and more states struggle with declining rural populations, these areas are experiencing an acute challenge in hiring and retaining lawyers. PBS NewsHour Weekend correspondent Christopher Booker travels to South Dakota to find out about a state program that is offering money to attract attorneys to more remote parts of the state.2016-05-28 14:12:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/RuralAttorney-320x196.jpg2365767285U9TLZb0WJIA181962U.S. innovators dogged by money-grubbing ‘patent trolls’The U.S. economy is driven by innovation, but unwelcome “patent trolls” are gunking up the system. Patent reform bills sit idle in Congress as the “trolls” set up companies for the sole purpose, critics say, of shaking down inventors while never creating anything. “We just have to write 'em a check so they'll go away,” says one disgusted app maker. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.2016-05-26 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Walker-Library-3-1-320x196.jpg236576600533qEghEs6X4181283Helping baby boomers find a meaningful second actMillions of Baby Boomer bosses across the nation are nearing retirement age, but an innovative new fellowship program at Harvard Business School aims to give them a second act. The Advanced Leadership Initiative helps former executives bring their professional acumen to bear on a range of social issues, from affordable food to an ebola vaccine. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.2016-05-19 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/harvard1-320x196.jpg2365759773vOJjInxXb00
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.
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