America’s Historical Struggle With Debt and Taxes

bjbjVwVw @|d2 JEFFREY BROWN: And we return to the great debate over budgets, deficits, taxes and spending with yet another viewpoint, this one with some historical perspective. NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman is on the case, part of his ongoing reporting Making Sense of financial news. PAUL SOLMAN: Our allegedly tragic trillion-dollar annual budget deficits, […]

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Americans Facing More Inequality, More Debt and Now More Trouble?

bjbjLULU JEFFREY BROWN: Now we continue our series on inequality in the United States. A new report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that the poverty rate among children has risen by 18 percent over the last decade. That means two million more children dropped below the poverty line, back to levels of the […]

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Student Loans: More Debt, More Defaults, More Problems

bjbj”9″9 JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: the first of two reports on the ever-growing student loan debt problem. NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman tallies up the larger toll it’s taking and what it means for new graduates. It’s part of his ongoing reporting Making Sense of financial news. PAUL SOLMAN: America’s age-old academic rite of spring: commencement. […]

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Anxious about debt, Generation Z makes college choice a financial one

JUDY WOODRUFF: The amount of student loan debt Americans hold is at a record high. And much of it is shouldered by millennials, people now in their late 20s and 30s, which means that young people coming along behind them, in what’s called Generation Z, those born after 1996, are facing some tough choices about […]

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