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The White House, GOP Contenders and Jobs

October 12, 2011

GOP presidential contenders on the economy.

A White House panel offers new proposals for boosting jobs, and GOP presidential contenders weigh in on the economy: What strategies, if any,could gain traction with voters and Congress

Ellen Schultz: "Retirement Heist"

October 6, 2011

An investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal reveals how large employers and the retirement industry have boosted corporate profits and executive pay at the expense of retirees' pensions and health benefits.

State Action on Illegal Immigration

October 5, 2011

There is an exodus going on from the state of Alabama. The country’s strictest immigration law went into effect over the weekend. Among other things, it is the first state law to require schools to check the status of children...

Rising Health Premiums

September 29, 2011

What's behind the jump in health insurance premiums and how it's affecting employers and workers.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe

September 27, 2011

The U.S. Postal Service is billions in debt, on the verge of default and in need of Congressional action. The postmaster general on proposed cuts and what they'll mean for consumers.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

September 23, 2011

President Obama declared his opposition to the Palestinian Authority's bid for a U.N. vote on statehood; Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the U.N. a day after the release of two American hikers it had held for two years on spying charges; and thousands of Greek public-transport workers walked off the job Thursday in a 24-hour strike over austerity reforms. A panel of journalists joins guest host Steve Roberts for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

September 23, 2011

Republican presidential candidates debate in Orlando. The threat of a government shutdown intensifies. And the decades-long ban on gays serving in the military officially ends. A panel of journalists joins guest host Steve Roberts for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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.

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