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What is Money? | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby explains the different types of bills and coins, and lists a few ways to use money including saving, donating or spending it on things that are needs instead of wants.

Workforce Development Specialist

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Learn about a rewarding career where the #1 job is to is to help others find their perfect job too.

Cowboy College | America's Heartland

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Cowboys may make you think of old western days, but the cowboy and ranch life are still very important today. Discover how cityslickers get a firsthand learning experience at a unique school in Arizona. 

Circular Flow of Income and Expenditures

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A link to a video which represents the flow of resources in a simple economy in which one individual sets up a firm.

Faces of the Oil Patch | Roger Cymbaluk

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Regarding the last the oil boom, Roger Cymbaluk of Williston said, "Many of us went broke in the mid-80s, and I'm included. Flat broke." Cymbaluk explains that, after the last bust, many people didn't have enough money to leave the Williston area, and those who did might now be wishing that they hadn't.

From Rags to Riches: The Story of Alonzo Herndon | Georgia Stories

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Alonzo Herndon, a former slave born in 1858 in Social Circle, was ambitious. He sought to better himself and ultimately became a millionaire in Atlanta. After emancipation, he tried sharecropping but realized his path to success meant learning a trade. He learned barbering and eventually opened his own shop in Atlanta called the Crystal Palace. The barbershop served Atlanta's white elite. Through constant hard work and investments in Atlanta property, Herndon became the richest black man in America.

Economist Studies Why People Cheat

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Is cheating wrong? Are some types of cheating worse than others? NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to a behavioral economist about what influences cheating.

Tech Giants Call for Tighter Limits on Government Surveillance

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This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on December 10th, 2013.

Eight prominent American tech companies sent an open letter to President Obama and Congress expressing concern about the way the U.S. government collects data online.

Career Connections | Admission and Financial Aid Counselor

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A first-generation college graduate describes her rewarding job in the admission and financial aid department at the University of Dayton and how she enjoys guiding college-bound high school students into higher education.

New Teachers Face Increasing Instability

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Find out why finding a job as a teacher is harder than ever with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from July 22, 2015.

Career Connections | Human Resource Manager

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Watch and learn about the many roles of a human resource manager, including recruiting, screening and training job applicants, acting as a liaison between employers and employees, and protecting workers.

Program Helps Low-Income Students Discover A Path to Top Colleges

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Share with your class how a collaborative program with Ivy League schools are turning the dream of college into a reality among the nation’s low-income students with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource from September 12th, 2013. With rising student debt and soaring college costs that can top $50,000 a year, high-achieving students from low-income households rarely dream of applying to the nation’s top colleges, but one initiative is trying to change that.

Tough Job Market Hurting Older Workers

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NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman looks at the challenges older workers face trying to secure a job, let alone retire, amid the downturn.

Prenatal Healthcare for Stressed Mothers | America by the Numbers

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Healthcare professionals are looking for ways to reduce toxic stress in young mothers at risk, using techniques like counseling and yoga. Find out how, in this clip from America by the Numbers. However, these professionals are sometimes hampered by a lack of resources, and in many cases they can only serve a small fraction of the women that need their help.

For Some, Finding Work Proves Extra Difficult

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NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to laid-off business executives and ex convicts, two groups of people for whom job opportunities are especially slim in today's economic climate.

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