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.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

July 15, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane to talk about the week's top stories: Moody's moved closer to an unprecedented downgrade of U.S. debt amid deteriorating debt talks in Washington, President Obama's reelection campaign raised a record $86 million in the second quarter, and Senate Democrats called for an inquiry into alleged hacking of 9/11 families' phones by Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp.

Putting Americans Back to Work

July 13, 2011

What it will take to put Americans back to work. How tax and trade policies, government spending and advances in technology affect the U.S. job market.

James O'Shea: "The Deal From Hell"

June 27, 2011

The former editor of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times describes the decline of the modern American newspaper industry. Why he blames greed, incompetence and corruption - not the Internet.

Spotlight on Puerto Rico

June 15, 2011

President Obama's official visit to Puerto Rico is the first by a sitting American president in five decades. An update on the U.S. territory's economy, political status and relationship to the mainland.

Job Growth

June 13, 2011

Dallas Federal Reserve economists say Texas led the way in net new job creation over the last two years: Why some states fare better than others in driving job growth, and overall prospects for U-S workers.

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