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Economy Jul 30

Can some corporations become forces for good?

While publicly-held American corporations are responsible to shareholders to maximize profits, a growing group of businesses say they’re approaching their enterprises differently, with an eye toward environmental sustainability and workers’ rights. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports on B Corps, a…

Nation Jun 17

Alabama residents left with one insurance option under ACA

The Affordable Care Act mandated that all Americans obtain health insurance and created marketplaces, also known as exchanges, to facilitate coverage for the uninsured. But now, enrollees in five states, including Alabama, have only one option for insurance. PBS NewsHour…

Economy Jun 04

For millions, underemployment is a new normal

At 4.3 percent, the unemployment rate is at its lowest level since 2001. But left out of this figure are people who are working part time or fewer hours than they desire -- - the underemployed. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker…

Economy May 27

Economist Tyler Cowen says Americans have lost their drive

American economist and author Tyler Cowen says in his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” that every available measure of productivity in this country shows that innovation is slowing down. Cowen says the book…

Politics Mar 12

Presidential secrets have shaped U.S. history

If the Constitutional Convention had not been held behind closed doors, it’s unlikely that delegates would have agreed on the Constitution, says author Mary Graham of “Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power.” Graham outlines how presidents have…

Economy Feb 11

GE, other corporations shop for best relocation deals

American companies have often moved manufacturing plants in search of cheaper labor or easier access to raw materials. But inside the U.S., states are competing with each other to attract new companies and the jobs they bring. In turn, corporations…

Nation Jan 01

Post-election, how should news outlets shift focus?

As 2016 comes to a close, journalists and media outlets are confronting the questions raised by this year's election and planning for what comes next. James Geary, the deputy editor of the Nieman Foundation's Nieman Reports Magazine, joins the NewsHour…

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