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What's the big deal about official economic data?

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The monthly jobs report is big news on the first Friday of every month, swaying the financial markets and prompting immediate analysis. But should these numbers matter so much? A new book, “The Leading Indicators,” argues we overvalue data like the GDP and inflation. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to author and analyst Zachary Karabell.

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State of the Union 2016

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PBS NewsHour Weekend

Premieres Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 6 p.m. ET.

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