Business

Oil Prices Amidst Turmoil in the Arab World

February 24, 2011

Turmoil and uncertainty in North Africa and the Middle East are leading to increased volatility in oil markets: What price spikes could mean for U.S. consumers and the global economy.

The Government’s Role in the Housing Market

February 10, 2011

White House proposals for reducing the government’s role in the housing market: The future of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and what the changes could mean for home buyers and sellers.

Whether China's Growth is America's Loss

Whether China's Growth is America's Loss

February 8, 2011

Last week Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke dismissed complaints by China and others that U.S. policies were driving up the global prices of goods and energy. Instead he blamed these increases largely on “ the very strong demand...

White House Outreach to Business Leaders

White House Outreach to Business Leaders

February 8, 2011

President Obama reaches out to American business and industry leaders for support for his economic agenda, including spending on infrastructure. Prospects for finding common ground and creating new jobs.

Private Funding In Public Schools

February 3, 2011

Public schools across the country face severe budget cuts and pressure to do more with less. Many increasingly rely on corporations and foundations to bridge the gap. Diane and her guests discuss the benefits and drawbacks of private funding in public schools.

Financial Strains on Cities

January 25, 2011

The city of Camden, New Jersey, is cutting nearly half its police force. A city in California proposes to pay creditors only a fraction of what they're owed: Tax hikes, service cuts and threats of bankruptcy in cash-strapped U-S cities.

House Republicans and Health Care Reform

January 19, 2011

The House prepares to vote this week on a measure to repeal the health care law. Diane and guests explore how undoing the legislation might affect medical coverage, costs for consumers and jobs.

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics (Rebroadcast)

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

Accomplishments in the Lame Duck Congress

December 20, 2010

The lame duck Congress tackles a series of high-stakes legislative issues. Join us to talk about what has been accomplished, its effect on the president's agenda and how the White House and incoming Congress might work together.

Consumer Spending and the Economy

Consumer Spending and the Economy

November 29, 2010

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Retail Sales: What they suggest about consumer confidence, prospects for job creation, and the overall US economy.

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