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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 18:00:00disabled2325940277tpwfUgK08Agtrue154823Price of contact lenses at issue in court caseAbout 40 million Americans wear contact lenses to correct their vision -- and how much those lenses cost is now the subject of a courtroom battle. The largest lens manufacturers don’t want eye doctors who sell contacts to be undercut by discounters who are willing to charge less than the suggested minimum price. At stake is the $4 billion Americans spend on contact lenses each year.2015-08-30 02:30 pmhttp://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/GettyImages-116363711-320x196.jpghq8mgBQzUpg154604Court overturns minimum wage exclusion for SeaTac workersIn SeaTac, Washington, home of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, citizens voted in 2013 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. But airport businesses challenged the law in court, excluding 5,000 or so workers from receiving the increased benefits. Now the state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the employees. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.2015-08-27 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/seatac-airport-320x196.jpg2365553571gWJOOmvlZsU154561Is it still too early to raise interest rates?Will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates next month? It's a much debated question amid some good U.S. economic news, as well as the Chinese market turmoil. As the Fed meets for its annual retreat, Judy Woodruff takes a closer look with Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal.2015-08-27 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/federalreserve-320x196.jpg2365553548cByPADltVSY
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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