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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 18:00:00disabled2325940277tpwfUgK08Agtrue152049Should Uber drivers be considered employees? Viewers respondHari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments on NewsHour Weekend’s report from last week on how the definition of “employee” is changing in the sharing economy -- where companies like Uber and Instacart have taken off.2015-08-01 00:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Screen-Shot-2015-08-01-at-2.08.33-PM-320x196.png2365538905z0zZUGtSSw8152043Will New York City shut down Airbnb?Short-term housing rental industry giant Airbnb now lists more than 1 million rooms available in 190 countries. In New York, the debate over how to regulate short-term rentals is the most contentious. In light of a new report by the NY Attorney General that says nearly three-quarters of Airbnb's listings in the city are technically illegal, the city is cracking down.2015-08-01 00:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Screen-Shot-2015-08-01-at-3.47.35-PM-320x196.png2365538931pvR9YN8Mpgc151833Do labor-saving robots spell doom for American workers?The onslaught of automation that's replacing human workers -- from golf caddies to bank tellers -- may be putting us on a path to humanitarian crisis, says Jerry Kaplan, author of "Humans Need Not Apply." As technology grows and jobs become obsolete, income inequality and poverty could follow for millions of Americans. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.2015-07-30 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/makingsense-320x196.jpg2365537638zwwPtKiIn4M
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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