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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.

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.

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.

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.