For our November Readers' Review: “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler. As we prepare for holiday gatherings, join Diane and her guests to discuss this master work from the author who has made an art of exploring family love and dysfunction.
The House takes up the biggest overhaul of laws covering banks and financial institutions since the New Deal. What the legislation for governing Wall Street means for consumers and the industry.
- Phillip Swagel a professor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and former Assistant Treasury Secretary for Economic Policy (December 2006 - January 2009).
- Travis Plunkett legislative director for the Consumer Federation of America.
- Michael Greenberger professor, University of Maryland Law School; director, Center for Health and Homeland Security; and former senior regulator, Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
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