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Freelancers Struggle in Changing Economy

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NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman talks to freelance organizers and workers about why they have made the choices they have and how they plan to survive in the economic downturn.

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.

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.

Proposed Law Would Make Crowdfunding Easier

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Discover how a law could help people invest in startup companies with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from December 7, 2014.

City OKs Radical Plan to Keep Families in Their Homes

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Help students understand the concept of eminent domain with this PBS NewsHour video and educational materials from September 20th, 2013. 

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?

Surviving Year One | America by the Numbers: Episode 7

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Babies in Rochester, New York, are dying at a rate almost twice the national average. Learn about some of the possible social and economic reasons for that in this full episode of America by the Numbers. The United States ranks 56th lowest in the world for infant mortality, but studies have shown that mothers of color are more than twice as likely as white mothers to lose their babies before their first birthday. Explore some possible explanations for those findings, and witness the programs in Rochester working to reverse those disparities.

Infant Mortality and Toxic Stress | America by the Numbers

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Learn about the stresses faced by mothers in Rochester, New York, and the impact this has on infant mortality, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Despite the fact the United States spends more on healthcare than any other country, it ranks 56th in infant mortality rates globally. Experts have long connected infant mortality to poverty and its associated problems, but they are just beginning to understand that there could be a biological link.

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.

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