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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 18:00:00disabled2325940277tpwfUgK08Ag188363How Venezuela’s economic ruin became environmental disasterThe economic disaster in Venezuela caused by tumbling petrol prices — oil production is the main industry — is also behind an environmental one. Lake Maracaibo, which sustains the Añu indigenous group, is being contaminated by oil spills and the leaky drilling infrastructure, all made worse by rampant gas smuggling. Special correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico report.2016-07-26 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RTSJQ8D-320x196.jpg2365811249zvZSrxBJx2U187855Poverty-stricken past and present in the Mississippi DeltaRich in soil, music and culture, the Mississippi Delta is one of those unique regions that has come to hold a special place in the American imagination. But in terms of economic mobility and poverty, this stretch of land is far behind anywhere else in the developed world. Kai Ryssdal takes a look at the storied and complex history of the Mississippi Delta.2016-07-22 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RTS7H6P-320x196.jpg2365809443yd6OnJgR_6o186631Movement against employee noncompete contracts pick up steamThere’s a growing movement to restrict, or even ban, employee noncompete agreements. Nearly 40% of all American workers have, at some point, signed such contracts, which critics say do something decidedly un-American: stifle competition. The NewsHour reveals that even lampshade makers and licensed foster care parents are asked to sign them. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports.2016-07-14 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RTR3JPIR-320x196.jpg2365803381EEID4HznKuM
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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