Voters in Pennsylvania took to the polls Tuesday to have their say in the tight Democratic primary contest. In a new Big Picture report, a panel of Pittsburgh voters discusses how their real-life concerns are impacting their vote choices.
The economy continued its slump in March, sloughing off 80,000 jobs. An economic consultant assesses the latest set of job numbers and what it indicates about the health of the U.S. economy.
In a county west of Cleveland, the mayors of two remarkably similar Ohio cities have endorsed different Democratic candidates in Tuesday's presidential primary -- highlighting just how tough the choice is for many voters in the state.
Question/Comment: You used Harley Davidson as a success story in your "Rust Belt" series, but I understand that their workers were recently given unpaid leave. How do you reconcile this?Paul Solman: Because the workers still have good-paying jobs. Unpaid…
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The American Midwest, traditionally a base for manufacturing, has been hit hard by globalization in recent years. Economic correspondent Paul Solman reports on efforts aimed at strengthening the region's competitive edge.
As the U.S. trade deficit hits a record $800 billion a year and manufacturing jobs continue to flow overseas, AFL-CIO policy director Thea Lee discusses free trade's impact on U.S. jobs.
By PBS NewsHour
Paul Solman looks at the recession's effect on the changing world of manufacturing, where heavy losses have left many machinists with few options.
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