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    Jobs and the Economy

    Erica Groshen and Jim Tankersley talked about the U.S. economy and 2016 presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s proposals to increase job growth, reverse wage stagnation,…

    669 views
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    State of the Middle Class

    Jim Tankersley and Erin Currier talked about data on the fiscal health of those who consider themselves part of the middle class. Topics discussed included salaries, job security, economic…

    832 views
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    Income and Health Insurance

    Jennifer Cheeseman Day and Jim Tankersley talked about the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the U.S., as well as the policy implications of this data.…

    1,055 views
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    Drought and the U.S. Economy

    Jim Tankersley talked about the potential effects of the lack of rain and high temperatures in Western states on the overall U.S. economy, including the agriculture industry and the…

    427 views
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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “What are your ideas for growing the middle class?” Jim Tankersley spoke by phone about…

    463 views
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    Newsmakers with Jason Furman

    Jason Furman, the chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, talked about the latest jobs report, the debate on raising the minimum wage, income inequality, and the Affordable…

    518 views
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    Consumer Spending Habits

    Nicole Mayerhauser and Jim Tankersley talked about the history of American consumers' spending habits on goods and services. Topics included the effect on the gross domestic product and the economy overall,…

    1,870 views