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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 18:00:00disabled2325940277tpwfUgK08Agfalse139590Inside the new pay day loan rules from the CFPBThis week, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took new steps to protect the working poor from people critics describe as predatory lenders, those who make what are known as pay day loans. Chico Harlan of the Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the changes.2015-03-29 00:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/payday1-320x196.jpg2365453521Z5Ib1bTn2-w139298Are investors pumping up another housing bubble in Florida?Since Florida's housing market crashed nearly a decade ago, a wave of investors offering cash to flip or rent properties has helped restore market values. Now, some homeowners who suffered foreclosure but are ready again to qualify are being priced out while rental prices rise, adding to concerns about another housing bubble. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.2015-03-26 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/makingsense1-320x196.jpg2365451919-NYIpYgPqss138795Swings in currency, stocks cap Wall Street's chaotic weekIt was a topsy turvy week in the markets, with huge swings in the currency markets and, by week's end, another sharp rise in stock prices. The Dow and S&P closed Friday just below their all-time highs. Michael Regan of Bloomberg News joins Hari Sreenivasan for more insight into the forces at work.2015-03-21 00:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/stocks-320x196.jpg2365448289mxTvddNm2V0
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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