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Reporting On The Economy

OECD lifts growth forecast, citing Trump stimulus
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OECD lifts growth forecast, citing Trump stimulus

The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has revised its global economic forecast, and things are looking up.

The economy in Trump's first year
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The economy in Trump's first year

Donald Trump’s election, and the early actions of his transition team, have shored up investor confidence in the short term, with major U.S. stock indices rising since Nov. 8.

Trump's plan cuts taxes, but not for everyone
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Trump's plan cuts taxes, but not for everyone

Under Trump’s proposal, some middle- and lower-income people could actually pay more in taxes.

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Republicans are happier with the economy all of the sudden

A mere 16 percent of Republicans had hope for the economy prior to November 8. Afterward — 49 percent.

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What happens to Democrats' economic agenda now?

Donald Trump’s surprise victory, plus the GOP holding on to House and Senate majorities, means the Democrats will be in a tough spot come January.

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Election shows weakened labor support for the Democratic ...

A key element of the Democratic Party’s game plan to elect Hillary Clinton and achieve a majority in the Senate — mobilizing union voters — proved weaker than expected.

Chasing The Dream | Poverty & Opportunity in America

CtD-Logo2.jpgChasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a coordinated, multi-platform public media reporting initiative from WNET | New York that provides breadth, context and a deeper understanding of poverty and economic opportunity at all levels and institutions of our society, including wages, jobs, and what has happened to the age-old dream of striving for a better life.

Chasing the Dream news reports can be found online and on air on PBS NewsHour, PBS NewsHour Weekend, MetroFocus, NJTV News and Long Island Business Report and on many PBS member stations across the country. Find out more at the official website.

Are You 1 Paycheck Away?
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Are You 1 Paycheck Away?

A report found that nearly 60% of NYC residents have trouble paying household expenses.

Stories of Thanks From Those in Recovery
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Stories of Thanks From Those in Recovery

Eva's Village in Paterson helps clients beat back addictions and find jobs.

Breakthrough for Low-Income Students
MetroFocus

Breakthrough for Low-Income Students

Breakthrough New York is helping low-income students apply to some of the best NYC schools

Getting Ahead with Tavis Smiley
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Getting Ahead with Tavis Smiley

A granular look at how increasing the minimum wage is playing out in four Northern California cities where pay increases have been in place for at least two years.

BUSTED: America's poverty myths
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BUSTED: America's poverty myths

Through the voices of individuals and the complexities of history, our collaborators at WNYC’s On the Media lay open the tales we tell ourselves about poverty.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Poverty in America edition
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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Poverty in America edi...

When reporting on poverty, the media fall into familiar traps and pundits make prescriptions that disregard the facts.

Reporting On Finance

Could Trump weaken financial regulation in Dodd-Frank law?
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Could Trump weaken financial regulation in Dodd-Frank law?

President-elect Donald Trump pledged in his campaign to throw out what he called stifling regulations.

Trump team promises to 'dismantle' Dodd-Frank bank regulations
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Trump team promises to 'dismantle' Dodd-Frank bank regula...

The sweeping legislation passed in 2010 to address problems underlying the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

Wall Street spending sets new record in presidential campaign
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Wall Street spending sets new record in presidential camp...

Wall Street has spent $1.4 billion on donations and lobbying this election, more than twice the contributions by any other industry.

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Tracking market reaction to the 2016 election

There are many ways to measure the tipping points in this election. Polls, of course and social media buzz too. Also, market response to the political sparring of the moment.

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The election is giving investors heartburn

The wild battles between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been blamed for swings on Wall Street.

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What is "carried interest" and why should I care?

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton did agree on one thing during their second debate: changing the tax code so that super-wealthy investment fund managers foot a higher tax bill.

Reporting On Income Inequality

In pockets where poverty is growing, doubt about Trump
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In pockets where poverty is growing, doubt about Trump

In general, President-elect Donald Trump’s ideas about poverty haven’t been clear.

The tug of war over Florida's affordable housing fund
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The tug of war over Florida's affordable housing fund

More than 950,000 very low-income households in the state spend at least half of their wages on rent, according to the Florida Housing Coalition’s Home Matters report.

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Median incomes are up, but is the economy improving?

Fewer Americans lived in poverty in 2015 compared with 2014, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.

PBS NEWSHOUR

Why income inequality matters in this election

THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.

FRONTLINE

The Recovery’s Racial Divide

The American economy is recovering, but not everyone has felt it equally.

Reporting On Industry And Trade

For Americans, Trump’s tariffs on imports could be costly
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For Americans, Trump’s tariffs on imports could be costly

American consumers and businesses would pay — literally — if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico

Trump's Carrier deal “is not policy," experts say
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Trump's Carrier deal “is not policy," experts say

The appliance manufacturer has agreed to keep some 1,000 jobs in the U.S. after discussions with Trump’s team.

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How Trump’s opposition to NAFTA affects Canada

How Trump’s opposition to NAFTA affects Canada

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How Trump could reshape NAFTA

President-elect Donald Trump’s 100-Day action plan includes one of his campaign promises: to renegotiate or withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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An uncertain political future for U.S. trade policy

Among many other things, President-elect Donald Trump will now be responsible for America’s global trade policy.

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