Economy

Prospects For Upward Mobility In America

Prospects For Upward Mobility In America

August 20, 2014

A growing body of research shows that in the U.S., if you're born poor, you're likely to stay poor. Debate over how to improve prospects for upward mobility in America.

Americans' Changing Relationship With Cars

Americans' Changing Relationship With Cars

August 14, 2014

New car sales in the U.S. are at their highest level in eight years, but technology is changing Americans’ relationship with automobiles. Diane and her guests discuss the latest trends in driving and car-buying.

What's At Stake In The Scottish Independence Referendum

What's At Stake In The Scottish Independence Referendum

August 12, 2014

In just a few weeks, voters in Scotland will decide whether to become independent from the United Kingdom. Diane and her guests discuss the history of the movement, arguments for and against autonomy, and implications of the vote for the United States and the European Union.

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies

August 7, 2014

More than seven million Americans can find only part-time work when they would rather work full-time. Concerns about unpredictable hours, on-call shifts and proposed remedies.

Inside America’s Debt Collection Industry

Inside America’s Debt Collection Industry

August 6, 2014

A new study says 35 percent of Americans are facing debt collection. Now, government regulators are taking a closer look at how the industry operates. We take a look inside America’s debt collection industry.

Debate Over Corporate Tax 'Inversions'

Debate Over Corporate Tax 'Inversions'

August 4, 2014

A growing number of American companies are re-incorporating overseas for lower tax rates. But critics say it’s a loophole that ends up costing taxpayers. Join us for debate over IRS rules for U.S. companies.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

August 1, 2014

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas collapses. The U.S. and E.U. impose tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. And Argentina slips into debt default. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

New Efforts To Address The Child Migrant Crisis

New Efforts To Address The Child Migrant Crisis

July 28, 2014

An update on efforts to address the child migrant crisis, from competing plans from the Senate Democrats and House Republicans to the latest proposals from the White House.

Conflicting Court Decisions On Federal Subsidies For Health Insurance

Conflicting Court Decisions On Federal Subsidies For Health Insurance

July 23, 2014

Two U.S appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on whether millions who buy health insurance on federally-run health exchanges can get subsidies. Please join us to discuss what the decisions mean for consumers and President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

U.S. Forests And Trees

U.S. Forests And Trees

July 21, 2014

The trees in U.S. forests and cities are among our most precious resources. Join us to talk about efforts to manage threats posed by invasive species, climate change and forest fire patterns.

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