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Economic Gain Through Gender Equality

September 20, 2011

A new World Bank report affirms the economic cost of gender inequity. Why equality between men and women leads to economic growth.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

September 16, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: President Obama traveled to battleground states this week to promote his new $450 billion jobs plan; eight GOP presidential candidates faced off in the Tea Party-CNN debate on Monday; and Republicans scored an upset victory in New York's ninth district, where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans three-to-one.

Growing Concerns Over Fracking

August 29, 2011

Widening concerns over natural gas fracking.

Addressing Fears of Recession

August 23, 2011

Are we facing another economic recession? Experts weigh in on fears the economy is heading for another downturn and ideas on how to get it growing again.

Planning for Retirement

August 16, 2011

Stock market volatility, insecure pension funds and overall economic uncertainty make retirement planning more challenging. Ideas for being financially secure later in life.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

August 12, 2011

A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: Eight Republican candidates clashed in the Iowa presidential debate last night; the Dow moved 400 points on four straight days for the first time in history; and congressional leaders picked members of the new deficit “supercommittee.”

The Partial FAA Shutdown

August 3, 2011

Congress's failure to agree to an FAA funding measure has furloughed thousands of workers and is costing the federal government $30 million a day. What's behind the partial FAA shutdown.

News Roundup - Hour 1

July 29, 2011

A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories: Congressional lawmakers proposed competing debt plans to avoid a first-ever default on U.S. obligations as the Aug. 2 deadline nears; the debt ceiling stalemate threatened to stall an already struggling U.S. economy, and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry rose to second in a new Gallup Poll.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

July 22, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane to talk about the week's top stories: President Obama praised a bi-partisan deficit plan from the Senate's "Gang of Six," while House Republicans passed a debt reduction bill, and debt ceiling negotiations continued to stall; the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened this week without Elizabeth Warren, and NewsCorp struggled to contain the fallout from its phone-hacking scandal.

Global Debt Worries

July 20, 2011

The European debt crisis, gridlock in Washington and the global economy: What fears of contagion in Europe and political stalemate in the U.S. could mean for investors and consumers worldwide.

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