Business

New Rules for Wall Street

December 14, 2009

The House takes up the biggest overhaul of laws covering banks and financial institutions since the New Deal. What the legislation for governing Wall Street means for consumers and the industry.

News Roundup - Hour 1

December 4, 2009

President Obama shifts U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gets grilled on Capitol Hill. And same-sex marriage is voted out in New York but in in D.C. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the...

Debt Crisis in Dubai

December 1, 2009

Financial crisis in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates tries to calm global markets after Dubai's chief investment arm, Dubai World, asks for a delay in paying on its huge debt. Implications for the world economy?

New Business Models for Journalism

October 20, 2009

The traditional business model for journalism is collapsing, but it's not clear what will take its place: An update on new efforts to ensure a vibrant and independent press that include for profit, low profit, and non-profit news...

Robert Spector: "The Mom & Pop Store" (Walker & Company) (Rebroadcast)

October 11, 2009

They are as American as baseball and apple pie. But today, big-box retailers and an uncertain economic climate threaten their existence. A business journalist explains why local mom-and-pop stores are the unsung heroes of the U.S. economy.

The U.S. Supreme Court's New Term

October 8, 2009

Gun rights, campaign finance, free speech and a Christian cross on federal land. Analysis of some of the major cases coming before the U.S. Supreme Court this term.

Michael J. Sandel: "Justice" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

October 7, 2009

A Harvard political philosopher applies concepts of virtue and the common good to broad economic and civic concerns.

[Michael Sandel answered some listener questions we couldn't get to on the...

Credit Rating Agencies and the Financial Crisis

October 1, 2009

Congress turns up the heat on the nation's credit rating agencies. A House committee investigates how inaccurate credit ratings contributed to last year's financial meltdown and whether new regulations are needed.

U.S. Trade and Protectionism

September 16, 2009

New American tariffs on Chinese tires raise concerns about U.S.-China relations and what rising protectionism could mean for the U.S. and global economies.

Robert Spector: "The Mom & Pop Store" (Walker & Company)

September 14, 2009

They are as American as baseball and apple pie. But today, big-box retailers and an uncertain economic climate threaten their existence. A business journalist explains why local mom-and-pop stores are the unsung heroes of the U.S. economy.

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