New Grads Opt for Startups

There's a new path for the nation's top graduates. Venture for America is matching graduates in cities like Detroit for a crash course in entrepreneurship. Venture for America CEO Andrew Yang joins the News Hub with Sara Murray. (Photo: Venture for America)

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