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Governor Jack Markell: Hiring More People With Disabilities Is Good for the Bottom Line (8/2/13)

A new report from the National Governor's Association says states should do more to employ the 54 million Americans living with a disability, among whom only 20 percent are currently employed or looking for a job. Judy Woodruff interviews Delaware Governor Jack Markell about his push to boost accessibility to the labor market.
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2017; 2013
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Why Generic Drugs Don’t Necessarily Mean Lower Prices (12/23/13)

NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on the surprising disparity in pricing for generic drugs. Generics, generally thought to be less expensive, can actually vary widely in price from pharmacy to pharmacy, causing some to skip medications altogether.
Online
2017; 2013
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FDIC's Sheila Bair: Bank Bailouts Were "Not a Good Idea" (11/13/09)

In an interview with Paul Solman, FDIC chairwoman Sheila Bair discusses lessons learned from the financial crisis and looks back on the federal bailout of institutions deemed "too big to fail," saying, "In retrospect, I think it was not a good idea."
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2017; 2009
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Has Fed Done All It Can to Prop Up U.S. Economy? (8/27/10)

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that the central bank is prepared to take new action to help the sagging economy if needed. Jeffrey Brown talks to economists Paul Krugman and Douglas Holtz-Eakin about whether the Fed is doing enough to lift the economy.
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2017; 2010
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Georgia Works Jobs Training Program: A Peach or the Pits? (10/12/11)

One provision of President Obama's jobs bill that has some bipartisan support is modeled after a program in Georgia that allows employers to try out workers for eight weeks on a volunteer basis while the person receives unemployment benefits and training. Paul Solman explores Georgia Works' pros and cons, plus its scalability.
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2017; 2011
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The New "Sharing Economy" Can Enrich Micro-Entrepreneurs But at What Cost? (10/10/14)

The growing American "share economy" makes use of people's preexisting and underutilized assets and time. Hospitality website Airbnb helps turn empty guest rooms into makeshift hotel rooms. But what happens to actual hotels and bed-and-breakfasts that have to conform to greater regulation and charge higher prices? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
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2017; 2014
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With Youth Unemployment High, Making Sense of Summer Work Visas for Foreigners (8/17/12)

Since the 1960s, the State Department has sponsored young foreigners for temporary, low-wage summer jobs in the U.S. But with high youth unemployment, some believe the program takes summer jobs away from American youth. So is the program's motivation truly "good will" or a source of cheap labor? Paul Solman reports.
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2017; 2012
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New Generation of Tech Innovations Aims to Help Elders Stay Healthy and Connected (3/20/14)

A new wave of tech startups has begun developing products for seniors and their caregivers, from redesigning canes and pill boxes to a web-based app that helps keep an eye on elderly relatives. Cat Wise reports.
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2017; 2014
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So You Have a Liberal Arts Degree and Expect a Job? (1/3/11)

In a follow-up to his report last month on the unforgiving job market for recent college grads, Paul Solman looks at graduates who've already been out of school for several years and are still struggling to find employment in their areas of interest.
Online
2017; 2011
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In Golden Years, Single Baby Boomers Build a Future Together (4/16/14)

The '80s sitcom The Golden Girls popularized the idea that four older women could get along well as housemates. Now, with one in every three baby boomers single and approaching retirement, many women are turning to communal living to ease the burdens of aging. Special correspondent Spencer Michels reports.
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2017; 2014
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The World of "Malemployment" for New Grads (12/3/10)

Paul Solman looks at how a group of recent college graduates is faring in the dismal job market and how many are forced into "malemployment" jobs to make ends meet.
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2017; 2010
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Unraveling the Profit Puzzle at Goldman Sachs (2/11/10)

CEOs of the four biggest banks, includingLloyd Blankfein, testify at President Obama's Crisis Inquire Commission. This video highlights portions of the testimony andconsiders how Goldman Sachs became the most profitable firm in Wall Street history after receiving a government bailout. Experts featured in the film include Nomi Prins and David Stockman.
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2017; 2010
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How Social Entrepreneurs Use Rice Husks to Fuel Micro Power Grids in India (1/17/13)

India suffers from chronic power interruptions and failures stemming from energy policies created to court voter blocs. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on efforts by social entrepreneurs to solve part of India's power problems by creating village-based micro grids.
Online
2017; 2013
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Graduates Still Aspire to Wall Street Despite Financial Crisis (6/4/10)

Paul Solman examines the lure of Wall Street for graduates of top universities, three years into the financial crisis.
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2017; 2010
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Census: 1 in 15 Americans Among the Poorest of the Poor (11/3/11)

New census data shows that 1 in 15 Americans now lives in extreme poverty and earns less than half of the official poverty line. Jeffrey Brown discusses the spread of poverty and the implications for families and communities with Elizabeth Kneebone of the Brookings Institution.
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2017; 2011
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Math Wiz Adds Web Tools to Take Education to New Limits (2/22/10)

From a bedroom closet in the San Francisco Bay area, Salman Khan is using the web to teach math to millions.
Online
2017; 2010
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Is New Technology Chipping Away at the Scope of the American Workforce? (4/5/13)

Does new or increased use of technology have a hand in disappointing job growth? Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at the March numbers and some key longer-term job market trends with Lisa Lynch, former chief economist at the Labor Department, and Andrew McAfee of MIT's Center for Digital Business.
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2017; 2013
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Toxic Asset Plan May Woo Investors, But Long-Term Impact Is Unclear (3/23/09)

While markets rose on details of the toxic asset plan, critics voiced concern over taxpayer risk and the need for a long-term fix to financial sector troubles. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and Donald Marron of Lightyear Capital debate the details.
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2017; 2009
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How to Succeed in Business by Really, Really Trying (7/27/11)

Is the aptitude for legal business distributed among convicted criminals as it is in the general population? One seasoned executive thinks so, and believes that by hiring the cream of the ex-con crop, his company will have a leg up on the competition. Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sense series.
Online
2017; 2011
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Long-Term Joblessness Takes Emotional and Spiritual Toll on "99ers" (8/6/10)

Paul Solman talks to people who have been out of work for 99 weeks or longer as part of his ongoing series on Making Sen$e of financial news.
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2017; 2010