Economy

 
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Need to Know, October 7, 2011: Help wanted

We launch our new series dedicated to exploring America’s jobs crisis. We look at job insecurity in Ohio, and author David Simon discusses chronic unemployment with young men on “the corner.” Scott Simon hosts.

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  Help wanted: The uncounted millions

Correspondent John Larson travels to Cuyahoga County in northern Ohio for an in-depth look at Americas job crisis. Even some of those with work there are feeling extraordinarily insecure struggling to pay their bills as their pay stagnates and their hours and benefits decline.

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Poll: What is to blame for high unemployment?

The jobless rate remains stuck at 9.1 percent, lawmakers are clashing over the economy and the news from Europe is bleaker than ever. What do you think is to blame for the jobs crisis?

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  On ‘The Corner’ with David Simon

David Simon, author and creator of HBO’s The Wire, takes us to inner-city Baltimore to talk to chronically unemployed young men on the streets.

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  A return to ‘The Corner’

Fifteen years after David Simon and Ed Burns first chronicled inner-city life in Baltimore for “The Corner,” Need to Know returns to see how life has changed for one of the main characters they profiled.

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  Presidentiality: ‘Dr. Keynes’

Republicans have come to revile the famed economist John Maynard Keynes, revealing a rift between how Democrats and the GOP view the economic crisis.

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Follow the money: Behind Europe’s debt crisis lurks another Wall Street bailout

The United States wants Europe to bail out its deeply indebted nations so they can repay what they owe big European banks. Otherwise, those banks could implode — taking Wall Street with them, writes former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

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A double-dip recession may be the least of our worries

A few months ago, it looked like the economy was on its way to full recovery. Today, things don’t look so rosy, writes Michael D. Yates – and given the current political climate in most societies, there’s little cause for optimism that things will get better.

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Jobs bill proposes protections against hiring bias for the unemployed

Under President Obama’s jobs bill, job seekers can sue employers for being turned away from jobs solely on the basis of their unemployment status.