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    March 14, 2016  

    This year’s election has been dominated by economic anxiety, though the nation’s unemployment rate is at its post-recession lowest and there have been six consecutive years of job growth. As a joint project of the NewsHour, American Public Media’s Marketplace and FRONTLINE, Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why many Americans feel the economy is rigged against them. Continue reading

  • A man shouts during a protest against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva following his brief detention for questioning in a federal investigation of a corruption scheme, in front of Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino - RTS9DFK
    March 4, 2016  

    As Brazil reels from an economic recession and the Zika virus epidemic, new troubles have emerged regarding one of the nation’s most popular political figures. Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, was detained by police Friday morning as part of a wide-ranging probe into government corruption. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Simon Romero of the New York Times for more. Continue reading

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    August 26, 2014  

    Through the recession, college tuition skyrocketed at public universities to make up for flagging state funding. Some students who borrowed to keep up with rising costs face crushing debt repayments. Hari Sreenivasan travelled to Wisconsin to report on one group hoping to turn the state’s student borrowers into a powerful voting bloc. Continue reading

    July 30, 2014  

    The American GDP grew at a 4 percent annual rate in the second quarter of the year, surpassing most predictions. But will the upward swing continue? Jeffrey Brown gets a snapshot of economic recovery around the country from Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe, Mark Vitner of Wells Fargo and Tom Binnings of Summit Economics. Continue reading

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    June 13, 2014  

    The number of American fathers staying home with their children reached 2.2 million in 2010 — an all-time high. For a closer look at why more fathers are acting as primary caregivers, Hari Sreenivasan talks to Kim Parker of the Pew Research Center and Scott Coltrane of the University of Oregon. Continue reading

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    December 27, 2013  

    Despite a stubborn unemployment rate, benefits will soon end for the 1.3 million who have been jobless for more than six months. A political battle over those benefits reflects a broader conversation about U.S. inequality. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Scott Winship of the Manhattan Institute and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Continue reading

  • July 9, 2013  

    In the classical performing arts, more and more artists — ever more highly skilled — compete for fewer and fewer jobs, ever more poorly paid. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how artists are learning to fine-tune their entrepreneurial skills in order to help them design their own careers in an unsure economy. Continue reading

  • June 28, 2013  

    Concerns persist over the deteriorating health of former South African President Nelson Mandela as President Barack Obama begins a visit there. Charlayne Hunter-Gault, special correspondent for NBC News, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the legendary leader’s legacy in South Africa, and how democracy has shaped that nation. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2013  

    A new report shows 45 percent of young adults who recently got a college degree are underemployed, and the next generation of classical performers are no exception. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how artists are adapting to hard economic times and an incredibly competitive job market. Continue reading

  • May 31, 2013  

    The Obama administration announced the U.S. Medicare program is projected to remain solvent until 2026. Despite the positive sign, a Federal Reserve Study found Americans are still struggling to recover from the recession. Judy Woodruff talks with William Emmons, chief economist at the Center for Household Financial Stability. Continue reading

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