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Following the money: Tax breaks

Earlier this year, Need to Know presented “A tale of four tax returns” which profiled four New Jersey residents with dramatically different incomes to demonstrate how current tax regulations disproportionately benefit some Americans more than others

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  Certifiably employable

Rick Karr recently visited Seattle to look at a program designed to give the unemployed the skills they need to find jobs in one of the country’s fastest-growing industries.

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  Need to Know: May 3, 2013: Retraining America

Rick Karr travels to the state of Washington to report on The National STEM Consortium – a program designed to target this type of structural unemployment by improving the scientific, technical and mathematical know-how of American workers.

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  Need to Know: April 19, 2013: Mississippi Savings

A program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college – and teach them about banking and money along the way.

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  Save USA

April 15 is just around the corner, and millions across the country are scrambling to get their taxes paid. But tax season may also offer a unique opportunity for some low-income Americans. “Save USA” is a program created by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and funded by federal, state and private dollars. The idea? [...]

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  Savings and loans

In this program, we visit employers implementing the program, who agree it has dramatically reduced employee turnover and increased productivity.

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  Need to Know: April 5, 2013: Working bridges

In this program, we visit employers implementing the program, who agree it has dramatically reduced employee turnover and increased productivity.

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Financial round table participants

Jared Bernstein’s areas of expertise include federal and state economic and fiscal policies, income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, international comparisons and the analysis of financial and housing markets. He joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in May 2011 as a Senior Fellow. From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief [...]

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  Need to Know: March 29, 2013: Economic inequality and mobility

We’ve invited three highly-respected economic thinkers from different perspectives, to see if there is some common economic ground, and whether that common ground tells us anything about how we can improve our economic health.

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