Business

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.

Steven Watts: "The People's Tycoon" (Knopf)

October 18, 2005

Henry Ford put America on wheels when he introduced the mass-produced Model T. A new biography explores his complicated life and how he helped create our modern consumer culture.

Kurt Eichenwald: "Conspiracy of Fools" (Broadway)

March 15, 2005

An award-winning investigative journalist untangles the collapse of Enron.

Watkins & Swartz: "Power Failure" (Doubleday)

April 8, 2003

Sherron Watkins was named one of "Time Magazine"'s People of the Year for blowing the whistle on the illegal bookkeeping schemes of the Enron Corporation. Watkins and "Texas Monthly" magazine editor Mimi Swartz join Diane...

Bankruptcy Barons

August 1, 2002

The spectacular business failures of the past several months have seriously shaken investors' faith, but a new survey indicates that many executives at those companies have profited enormously. A panel discusses corporate compensation amid...

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