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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 18:00:00disabled2325940277tpwfUgK08Agtrue109927Top-down or middle-out? Debating the key to economic growthWhat’s the best engine to drive the economy? More money for the rich, or better wages for the working class? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the debate between those two lines of thought with billionaire venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and noted libertarian law professor Richard Epstein.2014-07-28 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/makingsense2-320x196.jpg2365297410JjsCdSvbj-k108613Yellen cautions against being overly-optimisticFederal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen told a Senate hearing Tuesday that the Fed remains on course to end a stimulus program of monthly bond purchases in October. But, she gave no indication of when the central bank might begin raising a key short-term interest rate. For a closer look at her remarks, Gwen Ifill turns to Greg Ip of The Economist and Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial.2014-07-15 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/janetyellen-320x196.jpg23652896200jjFkD4QW4c108600Could Brooklyn hipsters help save the middle class?Frozen ginger slushies, tea-based pro-biotic drinks, a bed bug-killing steam machine -- these are just a few of the locally-grown products coming out of Brooklyn’s burgeoning artisan economy. But as popular as these start-ups may be, are they generating more jobs? Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at some of these businesses and the challenges of carving out one’s own career.2014-07-15 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/mastbrothers-320x196.jpg23652896278xHun6klxvA
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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