Wages in the U.S. have been largely stagnant over the past 45 years, but during the same time span consumer prices have risen dramatically. Hari Sreenivasan discusses this trend and its effect on poverty with Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporter, Roben Farzad.

Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Wednesday's query: Name: Alex Question: Maybe it's my background as a college instructor (and…

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Are American Workers Overpaid?

Name: Alex Question: Maybe it's my background as a college instructor (and union member), but Paul Solman's tone in his inquiry into GM workers' wages raised my hackles. It may be that the intent was didactic -- to instruct viewers…

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