Economics

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?

DanBot’s Business: A Clubhouse Story | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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In this clip from KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, DanBot wants to make $1 million, but there’s another robot in town giving him some competition. Dan Wardell teaches DanBot the basics of entrepreneurship.

The Overnighters | Church Members Object

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Overnighters act in ways that Shelly Schultz, a church member, considers disrespectful.

Chasing the American dream, thousands of workers flock to a North Dakota town where the oil business is booming. But instead of well-paying jobs, many find slim work prospects and a severe housing shortage. Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center, allowing hundreds of men, some with checkered pasts, to stay there despite the congregation's objections and neighbors' fears. The men become known as "overnighters," and community opposition to their presence soon reaches a boiling point. Filmmaker Jesse Moss unveils the human consequences of the oil boom in the documentary The Overnighters.

Goldman Sachs Profited From Taxpayer Dollars

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In this video, Paul Solman talks to economists and Wall Street insiders about how Goldman Sachs turned itself into a company that owns banks, giving them access to cheap federal funding.

Greek Parliament Approves Controversial Bailout Deal

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Find out how Greece is reacting to the most recent bailout deal from creditors with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from July 15, 2015.

Made in L.A.: Examine Labor Practices in the Garment Industry

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This lesson is designed to be used in conjunction with the film Made in L.A., a film that follows the struggle of three Latina immigrants working for fair labor conditions in Los Angeles's garment factories. Note: This film has bilingual subtitles throughout and is fully accessible to English and Spanish speakers. This lesson compares current conditions in the garment industry with those at the turn of the 20th century.

Obama Moves to Allow Americans to Extend Canceled Health Plans

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This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on November 15th, 2013.

President Obama moved to keep his promise and put out a political firestorm by allowing people to keep their recently canceled health care plans for at least one year.

Prison Town, USA: Economic Decision Making

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This lesson plan is designed to be used in conjunction with the film Prison Town, USA, which tells the story of a small town (Susanville, California) that tries to resuscitate its economy by hosting a prison. This lesson explores factors that influence economic decision making at both the individual and community levels.

Tricking the Brain with Transformative Virtual Reality ERG

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This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on December 19th, 2013

Want to have a just-like-real-life fantasy experience without leaving your living room?

the.dollar: iPhone Launch

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Follow the.News correspondent Stacy Delikat as she reports on the hype, impact and possible outcomes of the the iphone prior to its release. Learn how Apple's stock and the public perception of the company can play a role in the market economy.

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