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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 18:00:00disabled2325940277tpwfUgK08Agtrue65102News Wrap: U.S. added 175,000 jobs despite harsh winterIn our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department’s February jobs report exceeded economists’ expectations. Judy Woodruff analyzes the numbers with Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial. Also, leaders of both houses of Russia’s Parliament said they would welcome Crimea becoming Russia. The U.S. and the European Union have denounced the vote as illegal.2014-03-07 06:00 pmhttp://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/newswrap2-320x196.jpggdwRXxnoYZ865004What's the big deal about official economic data?The monthly jobs report is big news on the first Friday of every month, swaying the financial markets and prompting immediate analysis. But should these numbers matter so much? A new book, “The Leading Indicators,” argues we overvalue data like the GDP and inflation. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to author and analyst Zachary Karabell.2014-03-06 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/476612469-320x196.jpg2365195112gXzFvKuB4KA64802Economic gap takes priority in Obama’s 2015 budgetPresident Obama’s 2015 budget proposal includes new spending for preschool, job training and public works and would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-wage workers. Judy Woodruff talks to Robert Greenstein from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and James Capretta from the Ethics and Public Policy Center about whether measures meant to narrow the economic gap would be effective.2014-03-04 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/budget-320x196.jpg2365193089RIZHlQ_2zDw
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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