About Kristen @k2doe
Kristen Doerer is the digital reporter-producer for PBS NewsHour’s Making Sen$e.
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Economy Jan 124 economists evaluate Obama’s economic legacy
Economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with four economists to discuss President Obama's economic legacy.
Economy Jan 06Final jobs report under Obama shows slow, steady growth
That’s a wrap. December’s jobs report is the last for the Obama administration, and it ends on a high (if also predictable) note.
World Dec 19Gunman kills Russian ambassador to Turkey, shouts ‘Don’t forget Syria’
AP reported that the attacker was heard shouting in Turkish, "Don't forget Aleppo! Don't forget Syria!"…
Economy Dec 14Federal Reserve raises key interest rate and signals more to come in 2017
The Federal Reserve decided today to raise its benchmark interest rate .25 percent, a move widely expected by investors and economists. So what does the move mean for you?…
Economy Dec 02Unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent — for the wrong reasons
The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent. The unemployment rate may have gone down for the wrong reasons, but the economy continues to improve.
Economy Nov 29Low-wage workers across the country protest and strike, demanding $15 minimum wage
Low-wage workers across the country are protesting and striking in a coordinated effort labeled the Fight for $15 “day of disruption” on Tuesday. Fast-food workers, airport employees, health aides, child care workers and Uber drivers are demanding a $15 minimum…
Politics Nov 22Trump disavows alt-right in New York Times interview
President-elect Donald Trump disavowed the alt-right in an on-the-record interview with the New York Times on Tuesday. He also responded to questions about the possibility of prosecuting Hillary Clinton, his commitment to the First Amendment, his plans for Syria, and…
Economy Nov 11Obama administration acknowledges Pacific trade deal is dead
The Obama administration has given up on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal with 11 nations in the Asia-Pacific region, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Politics Nov 07On Election Day, several states will vote on raising minimum wage
Five states this year aren’t waiting for the next administration to take shape. On Tuesday, residents of Colorado, Arizona, Maine and Washington will vote on ballot measures that would give low-wage workers a raise, the most minimum wage initiatives in…
Economy Nov 04An October treat for U.S. workers: real but modest wage rebound
The U.S. economy added 161,000 jobs in October while the unemployment rate ticked down one-tenth of a percent to 4.9 percent. But the star of the report was wage growth.