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A Conversation With Google Chairman Eric Schmidt

A Conversation With Google Chairman Eric Schmidt

September 22, 2014

Eric Schmidt spent 10 years as Google's CEO, building the company from a tech start-up to the world's most dominant search engine. Schmidt discusses empowering consumers through technology, concerns over privacy and Google’s innovative workplace.

The Growing Use of Food Additives and New Pressure for More Oversight

The Growing Use of Food Additives and New Pressure for More Oversight

September 18, 2014

More than 9,000 additives are in the food supply, ranging from seaweed extract to chemical flavorings. But in many cases, companies certify that these substances are safe without FDA oversight. A discussion about food additives, health concerns and new pressure for a better federal review process.

Winners and Losers In The Casino Industry

Winners and Losers In The Casino Industry

September 17, 2014

The casino industry is anything but a sure bet these days. Yesterday, the Massachusetts Gambling Commission approved a $1.6 billion casino north of Boston. At the same time, the Trump Plaza just became the fourth casino in Atlantic city to shut down this year. Steve Roberts and his guests discuss current trends in the casino industry and what its future might hold.

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies (Rebroadcast)

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies (Rebroadcast)

September 1, 2014

More than seven million Americans can find only part-time work when they would rather work full-time. Concerns about unpredictable hours, on-call shifts and proposed remedies.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

August 22, 2014

A grand jury hears evidence related to the killing of an unarmed black teen in Missouri. Texas Governor Rick Perry is booked on abuse of power charges. And the Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies

August 7, 2014

More than seven million Americans can find only part-time work when they would rather work full-time. Concerns about unpredictable hours, on-call shifts and proposed remedies.

Inside America’s Debt Collection Industry

Inside America’s Debt Collection Industry

August 6, 2014

A new study says 35 percent of Americans are facing debt collection. Now, government regulators are taking a closer look at how the industry operates. We take a look inside America’s debt collection industry.

Debate Over Corporate Tax 'Inversions'

Debate Over Corporate Tax 'Inversions'

August 4, 2014

A growing number of American companies are re-incorporating overseas for lower tax rates. But critics say it’s a loophole that ends up costing taxpayers. Join us for debate over IRS rules for U.S. companies.

Attorney Ken Feinberg On Claims Against GM

Attorney Ken Feinberg On Claims Against GM

July 30, 2014

Death and personal injury claims related to faulty ignition switches in 2.6 million General Motors cars can be filed starting Friday. We talk with Ken Feinberg, who led victim compensation efforts after 9/11, on the claims against GM.

Conflicting Court Decisions On Federal Subsidies For Health Insurance

Conflicting Court Decisions On Federal Subsidies For Health Insurance

July 23, 2014

Two U.S appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on whether millions who buy health insurance on federally-run health exchanges can get subsidies. Please join us to discuss what the decisions mean for consumers and President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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