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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 18:00:00disabled2325940277tpwfUgK08Ag210682The odds of a second term? You can bet on all things TrumpThe political prediction markets -- where you can bet real money on political outcomes -- have a track record of being better than any poll, yet they failed spectacularly in the November election. Even so, people are flocking to bets about the Trump administration, including the president's odds of winning a second term and even his impeachment. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.2017-03-23 18:00:00http://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/RTX2VHIX-320x196.jpg2365983485JWoIyBzqTBU210026Why is job opportunity scarce for people with disabilities?The unemployment rate for people with a disability is more than double than for those without. Even though the law bars such discrimination, it can be difficult for these Americans to get hired. But that’s not the full story: Some employers are seeing how the special abilities of workers on the autism spectrum can boost their bottom lines. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.2017-03-16 18:00:00http://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/work2-320x196.jpg2365978467--4NRuDr2g4209910Why the Fed raised rates and how it affects consumersAfter years of holding interest rates at a near-zero level, the Federal Reserve has entered a new phase of confidence in the "robustness of the economy and its resilience to shocks," according to Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at what the Fed is seeing with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.2017-03-15 18:00:00http://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/RTX316PO-320x196.jpg2365977537U0xNqUPlvk8
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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