Thursday, August 28, 2014

A modular apartment building, lower right, rises next to the Barclay's Center and 1 Hanson Place, left, Monday, May 5, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Fifty percent of the apartments in the 32-story, 363-unit rental building will be earmarked for low- and middle-income households.   - AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

The Challenge Of Finding Affordable Housing in The U.S.

10 a.m. (ET)

It's harder than ever to find affordable housing in the U.S. Diane and her guests discuss the role of the government, private developers and banks in today’s housing market.

This photo taken Oct. 3, 2013 shows James Glay poses with his collection of vintage drums in Arlington Heights, Ill. Every passing month and unanswered resume dimmed Glay’s optimism more. His career in sales was ended by a layoff. So with no job in sight, he joined a growing number of older people and created his own. In a mix of boomer individualism and economic necessity, older Americans have fueled a wave of entrepreneurship, accounting for a growing chunk of new businesses and bringing an income stream to people who otherwise might not have found work. - AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

Chris Farrell: "Unretirement"

11 a.m. (ET)

Baby Boomers are living longer and in better health than any other generation and many of them are choosing to stay employed. The shift away from retirement and what it means for the American workplace and economy.

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