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Study finds economic mobility hasn't changed in 40 years

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Across the last four decades, upward mobility hasn't declined in the United States, but it also hasn't improved, according to a new paper written by a group of economists. Jeffrey Brown discusses that stagnation and possible contributing factors with Raj Chetty of Harvard University, one of the authors of the study.

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PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 2, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 1, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 30, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 29, 2016

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PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 29, 2016

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Populist politics play out in Austrian election

Populist politics play out in Austria's presidential election

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Populist politics play out in Austrian election

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Italian vote could amend post-war constitution

Italian vote could amend post-war constitution

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Italian vote could amend post-war constitution

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Italian vote could amend post-war constitution

Italian vote could amend post-war constitution

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Italian vote could amend post-war constitution

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At Ohio rally, Trump ‘unofficially’ announces defense pick

Trump “unofficially” announced retired Gen. James Mattis as his secretary of defense.

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At Ohio rally, Trump ‘unofficially’ announces defense pick

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Cuban attitudes toward Castro range from devout to cynical

In the week following Fidel Castro’s death, reactions have been mixed.

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Cuban attitudes toward Castro range from devout to cynical

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Despite deadline, Standing Rock protesters vow to stay

The standoff over an oil pipeline near a Native American reservation is intensifying.

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Despite deadline, Standing Rock protesters vow to stay

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News Wrap: U.S. unemployment at a 9-year low

The unemployment rate in November hit a nine-year low, dropping to 4.6 percent.

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News Wrap: U.S. unemployment at a 9-year low

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Interview and Town Hall with President Obama

Exclusive interview & town hall with President Obama airs Wednesday, June 1 at 8/7c

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Interview and Town Hall with President Obama

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PBS NewsHour Democratic Presidential Debate

Live from Milwaukee, Wis., Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the debate.

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PBS NewsHour Democratic Presidential Debate

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State of the Union 2016

PBS NEWSHOUR offers live coverage of President Obama's speech and the Republican response.

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State of the Union 2016

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