Plan to Beat Poverty With Cash for Choices


A pioneering program in Mexico is trying to fight poverty by giving small stipends of cash directly to poor mothers. The program, Oppertunidades or “Opportunities”…read more

Economists Rap About Keynes


The ideas of British economist John Maynard Keynes, born 1883, have come back into vogue thanks to the financial crisis and the stimulus spending based…read more

Rare Earth Minerals Necessary For Green Future


As world leaders attempt to hammer out a deal about permanent reductions in green house gasses, far away in China, workers toil to process “rare…read more

Tough Job Market Hurting Older Workers


With the nation’s unemployment rising to its highest level in more than 25 years, NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at how older workers are…read more

Iowa Farmers Squeezed by Recession


In this video report from Sioux Center, Iowa, NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez looks at how the recession has hit agricultural centers and the farmers that…read more

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