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Economics

What the rise of the gig economy means for the American Dream

The future of work in America is likely to be more flexible, possibly more precarious, for many people, as the gig economy expands. Why is this happening, how can more people thrive in this transition, and what does it mean for America's place in the world in this century? Economic historian Louis Hyman of Cornell University, author of "Debtor Nation" and "Borrow: The American Way of Debt," weighs in.

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Business, Economics and Jobs

Marriage woes in Egypt

One of the frustrations driving some of the protestors in Egypt is unemployment and low wages. One repercussion is that in Egypt today, many young people can't afford to get married and set up a home. Daniel Estrin reports from Cairo.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Spaniards seek jobs in Germany

Germany needs skilled workers to keep its economy humming, but it doesn't have enough of its own. So it's looking south, to Spain, where unemployment remains high. As The World's Gerry Hadden reports, young Spaniards are now thinking about moving.