Higher Education Faces Economic Challenges


For many colleges students across the U.S., the end of summer signals a time of change and new beginnings. Students face new classes, roommates, college…read more

Income Inequality Fuels Borrowing Cycle


Just as many Americans had started to pay down debts racked up before and during the recession that began in 2008, a new wave of…read more

The Income Inequality Quiz


While they were waiting in line for tickets to the David Letterman show, NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman asked a random sampling of people to…read more

Prisoners Earn Degrees Behind Bars


The U.S. imprisons more people – currently 2.3 million – than any other country on Earth. Through a program from Bard College, some of those…read more

Food Crisis Overwhelms Somalia


A food crisis is currently overwhelming Somalia, a country that has struggled for survival for decades. Lines of starving Somalis, many carrying severely malnourished children,…read more

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