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CLIP: Unemployment and the Economy
Neil Irwin talked about the December 2014 unemployment numbers and what they mean for the health of the U.S. economy.
January 12, 2015 : 6 min. 18 sec.

CLIP: College Costs
Goldie Blumenstyk talked about the rising cost of higher education in the U.S. Among the topics she discussed were reasons for the cost increases, government aid reductions, student financial aid programs, loans and the growing debt of college graduates, and the value of a college degree in a changing economy.
December 30, 2014 : 6 min. 50 sec.

CLIP: Federal Spending Bill
Niels Lesniewski discussed the $1.1 trillion 2015 federal spending bill passed by the House of Representatives and being considered by the Senate.
December 12, 2014 : 7 min. 48 sec.

CLIP: Economic Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage
Economic Policy Institute’s Ross Eisenbrey and Cato Institute’s Daniel Mitchell talked about the economic impact of raising the minimum wage on the federal and state-level.
December 1, 2014 : 8 min. 47 sec.

CLIP: Census Report on Poverty
Robert Doar and Olivia Golden talked about a recent census report showing 45 million Americans living below the poverty line. They also examined the societal and economic roots of poverty in the U.S., barriers to economic mobility, and the efficacy of federal programs to combat poverty.
September 28, 2014 : 9 min. 25 sec.

CLIP: State of U.S. Economy
Jason Fichtner and Rudolph Penner talked about the U.S. economy six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. They discussed House Speaker John Boehner’s five-point plan for the economy he gave in a speech September 18, 2014, and the broader economic climate as the midterm elections approached. Topics included the national debt, entitlement programs, tax code reforms, and “right-to-work” laws.
September 20, 2014 : 6 min. 7 sec.

CLIP: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen News Conference
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen held a news conference following the September 16-17, 2014, Federal Open Market Committee meeting. She discussed the committee's findings and monetary policy statement.
September 17, 2014 : 4 min. 28 sec.

CLIP: Challenges Facing Young Adults
Tom Snyder and Jennifer Brown Lerner talked about a federal interagency special report that aimed to identify challenges and opportunities for young adults age 18 to 24 and their needs as they transitioned into adulthood. The report examined college enrollment and graduation rates, student debt, labor force participation, median earnings, and mortality rates.
September 1, 2014 : 6 min. 54 sec.

CLIP: Americans' Attitude Toward Economic Recovery
NBCNews.com political reporter Carrie Dann was interviewed by phone about the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC Newspoll showing that Americans were pessimistic despite the economic recovery.
August 10, 2014 : 7 min. 3 sec.

U.S. Economic Outlook
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified at a Joint Economic Committee hearing about the state of the U.S. economy.
May 7, 2014 : 1 hr. 40 min.
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