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How Will Robots Affect Your Career Options?

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Find out how artificial intelligence could impact the future workforce with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from May 20, 2015.

Deep Dive Into the Foreclosure Crisis

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In this video, NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman talks to Alyssa Katz, who wrote a book on the history of the housing market in America called Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us.

Is America on the Wane?

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NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman talks to Yale historian Paul Kennedy about the rise and fall of great economic powers like the United States.

Labor Unions Weakened by Recession

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The current recession has severely undercut the bargaining power of labor unions and workers' abilities to strike and gain concessions from company leadership. In this video, Economics Correspondent Paul Solman visits Rochester, New York, where 300 workers at the Mott's juice and apple sauce factory called a strike on May 23.

New Deal vs. the Stimulus Package

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Now that government money has begun to trickle down to specific projects in St. Louis, developers hope that the stimulus package will revitalize the city the way that the New Deal did in the 1930s.

Experiment Highlights Effects of Poor Neighborhoods

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Hear about the factors that contribute to upward mobility with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from September 1, 2015.

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.

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.

Poverty Rates Surge in American Suburbs

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This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on January 13, 2014.

When President Johnson declared a "War on Poverty" fifty years ago, images of the American poor focused on the inner-city and rural poor. What is the state of American poverty today? Megan Thompson reports on the less visible but growing number of poor in America's suburbs.

Unemployment Benefits in Jeopardy

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NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman explores what's behind the struggle to obtain unemployment benefits in Florida.

Recession Changes Shopping Habits

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As part of an ongoing series NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman asks the question, what will this slump in buying do to the economy and the workers that depend on it?

Job Seekers Face Long Searches in Tough Economy

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As part of his ongoing series on "Making Sense" of the economy, NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman visits a Manhattan job fair where many people have been out of work for as long as a year.

Economists Explain How They Missed Warnings

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Some of the nation's brightest economists failed to predict the 2008 foreclosure crisis and economic recession that followed. In this video, Economics Correspondent Paul Solman attends a conference of 10,000 economists and asks them why so few connected the dots in time to warn the public.

Community Comes Together to Help Homeless Students and Families | PBS NewsHour

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Homelessness affects more than 1.3 million students in the United States, and school districts receive money from the federal government to help provide students in need with basic food, supplies, and transportation to school. A school district in Kansas City, Kansas, with over 1,000 homeless students, has further partnered with a nonprofit called Avenue of Life to brings students out of homelessness by supporting the entire family.

February 16, 2017 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.

Shift in U.S. Policy Opens Cuba to American Tourists

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Find out why many people anticipate increased tourism in Cuba with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 15, 2015.