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President Obama Addresses World Hunger


Meeting with world leaders in Italy last week, President Obama addressed nuclear weapons in Iran and food shortages in Africa. This video is a report…read more

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Ex-Convicts and Laid-Off Execs Face Dim Job Prospects


In part of an ongoing series deciphering financial news, NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to laid-off business executives and ex convicts, two groups of…read more


Young Grads Learn Tough Lessons at Struggling Schools


New Orleans schools superintendent Paul Vallas has hired 128 top college graduates from the Teach for America service program to teach in one of the…read more

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Russia’s Economic Woes Hamper Recent Prosperity


After a decade of economic growth, Russia has been hit hard by the global financial crisis and now suffers from record high inflation and unemployment…read more

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What Will the Economic Recovery Look Like?


Since late 2007, the U.S. and global economies have been in a prolonged recession. How long will this downturn last? When will the recovery come?…read more


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