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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.

Reel America - "The Treasury Story" 1969
A history of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, from it founding in 1789 through to its operations at the time of the documentary's production in 1969.
April 13, 2014 : 28 min. 30 sec.

Economist Jason Furman on Jobs and the Minimum Wage
Jason Furman, the chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, talked about the latest jobs report, the debate on raising the minimum wage, and income inequality
April 4, 2014 : 31 min. 5 sec.

Factors That Impact U.S. Food Prices
Richard Volpe discussed the impact of droughts on U.S. food prices, other factors that determine the price of food, and how USDA research provides pricing forecasts.
March 22, 2014 : 32 min. 20 sec.

100 Years of the Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy
The Heritage Foundation hosted a discussion on the Federal Reserve’s history and actions during its 100 years of existence.
March 19, 2014 : 1 hr. 42 min.

Financial Capability for Young Americans
A meeting of the President’s Advisory Council meeting on Financial Capability for Young Americans, featuring Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
March 10, 2014 : 1 hr. 52 min.

Vignette: The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936)
This 1936 U.S. Resettlement Administration documentary tells the history of the great plains region from the 1880s to the Dust Bowl of the early 1930s.
March 8, 2014 : 28 min. 50 sec.

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal Comparisons
Robert Costa compares the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2015 budget request to the House Republican plan being prepared by Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan.
March 4, 2014 : 49 min. 20 sec.
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