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  • August 2, 2013  

    July’s jobs report showed that employers added only 162,000 new jobs last month, a sign that the recovery may be slowing down. Economics correspondent Paul Solman breaks down the latest numbers and looks at what they mean for the long-term outlook for the U.S. economy. 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

  • May 28, 2013  

    President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie toured points along the famed Jersey Shore to see the recovery efforts following last fall’s Hurricane Sandy. Judy Woodruff talks with New Jersey Public Television’s Mike Schneider to assess the substance and politics of the president’s visit. Continue reading

  • May 22, 2013  

    As Oklahomans affected by the monster tornado begin cleanup efforts, Judy Woodruff talks with Gov. Mary Fallin about the most essential needs of survivors who have lost homes or loved ones, how federal agencies are assisting in the recovery and what should be done in the future to ensure that residents have safe shelter. Continue reading

  • April 17, 2013  

    In his new book, "Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy," journalist David Sheff outlines a slew of reasons why addiction treatments largely fail to help 20 million people struggling with the disease. Judy Woodruff talks to Sheff about why the stigma of addiction has hurt addicts seeking to get clean. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2013  

    Does new or increased use of technology have a hand in disappointing job growth? Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at the March numbers and some key longer-term job market trends with Lisa Lynch, former chief economist at the Labor Department, and Andrew McAfee of MIT’s Center for Digital Business. Continue reading

  • November 2, 2012  

    U.S. employers across various sectors are hiring, signaling slow but steady growth. Still, the unemployment rate rose in October and many Americans continue to leave the labor force completely. Jeffrey Brown talks to two economists, John Taylor and Austan Goolsbee, about what economic challenges the next president will face. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2012  

    Up and down the New Jersey coast, towns begin what is expected to be a long process of recovery and rebuilding in the wake of devastating destruction from Hurricane Sandy. Jeffrey Brown and Ray Suarez report on challenges for affected communities. Plus, Hari Sreenivasan reports from Manhattan on the storm’s impact on businesses. Continue reading

  • July 26, 2012  

    Twenty-two years after George H.W. Bush signed the American Disability Act into law, questions remain on whether the law prevents hiring discrimination of disabled workers. Judy Woodruff talks to U.S. Business Leadership Network’s Jill Houghton and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) about efforts to employ more disabled people. Continue reading

  • February 27, 2012  

    An unconventional approach to recovery and coping, music therapy is a field of medicine capturing new attention due to its role in helping Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the versatility of music in a medical setting, but the difficulty of quantifying its effectiveness. Continue reading

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