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Reporting On The Economy

Clinton’s economic policy adviser on trade and paid Wall Street speeches
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Clinton’s economic policy adviser on trade and paid Wall ...

Jacob Leibenluft spoke to Kai Ryssdal about where Clinton stands on some economic issues.

This election's about — and causing — anxiety
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This election's about — and causing — anxiety

On the one hand, the economy is improving. On the other hand, the economy is improving.

Trump outlines vision for economy, promising large tax cuts
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Trump outlines vision for economy, promising large tax cuts

But even conservative economists say a 3.5 percent growth rate is an improbable goal.

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Since 2012, the economy has changed — and so has the conv...

Back then, the economy was the star of the presidential election season, with more than 9 in 10 voters ranking it as Issue No. 1.

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U.S. economy moving at a healthy tortoise's pace

Talking about the overall U.S. economy.

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What differentiates Trump supporters economically?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is making the economy a central issue this election season, as so many before him. His chief economic beef? Bad trade deals.

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Getting Ahead with Tavis Smiley
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Getting Ahead with Tavis Smiley

Premieres Oct. 7: 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

Voices from Atlantic City
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Voices from Atlantic City

Voices from Atlantic City tells the story of the rise and fall of this gambling and entertainment mecca through the unique perspectives of local stakeholders.

Why some manufacturers are returning to the U.S.
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Why some manufacturers are returning to the U.S.

Why some manufacturers are returning to the U.S.

Chasing the Dream: Mentoring to End Poverty
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Chasing the Dream: Mentoring to End Poverty

Susan L. Taylor,founder of National CARES stops by to discuss how the program is working.

Reporting On Finance

Where do the presidential candidates stand on Wall Street regulation?
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Where do the presidential candidates stand on Wall Street...

Here's where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand

Trump names Wall Street and real estate titans as economic advisers
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Trump names Wall Street and real estate titans as economi...

Donald Trump has released the names of his economic advisers, a list heavy with Wall Street and real estate industry figures, but short of actual economists.

NEWSHOUR

What’s in Trump’s returns? A look at how he plays the tax...

Tax experts say the feet-high stack of returns that he’s posed with for photos could provide significant insights about the presumptive GOP nominee.

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Wall Street picks Hillary Clinton over Trump for now

Wall Street has shifted its support from GOP candidates who have exited the race to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Reporting On Income Inequality

Median incomes are up, but is the economy improving?
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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.

Why income inequality matters in this election
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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.

FRONTLINE

Why the Middle Class Matters

Are you in the middle class? The numbers might say otherwise.

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What it feels like to be a middle class family today

The middle class is the most talked about group in the 2016 presidential election. But who are they?

Reporting On Industry And Trade

Can unions adapt to today's economic challenges?
PBS NewsHour

Can unions adapt to today's economic challenges?

Can unions adapt to today's economic challenges?

What’s Clinton’s position on trade? She’s ‘standing with us,’ says Sherrod Brown
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What’s Clinton’s position on trade? She’s ‘standing with ...

For the latest Making Sen$e report, economics correspondent Paul Solman traveled to the Keystone suit plant outside of Cleveland, Ohio, to discuss Hillary Clinton’s stance on trade

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The shipping industry sinks as global trade slows

Volume is way down all over the world as trade remains sluggish. Add to that the fact that just as demand wanes, a whole load of new vessels come online, and there's a problem.

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Trump warns of regulations, taxes harming family farmers

Donald Trump said rival Hillary Clinton will push regulations and high taxes that will hurt family farmers as he campaigned in Iowa, an agricultural - and battleground - state.

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TPP proponents face a tough crowd this election season

Trade deals are rarely popular in election years but this year they seem to be extra unpopular.

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