Economy

California’s Drought and U.S. Food Prices

California’s Drought and U.S. Food Prices

July 17, 2014

California supplies a sizable majority of the fruits, vegetables and nuts in the U.S. But the state is suffering through the third year of a devastating drought.

Understanding the Export-Import Bank and Calls to Abolish It

Understanding the Export-Import Bank and Calls to Abolish It

July 16, 2014

Some conservative groups say we should do away with the Export-Import Bank, which helps US companies sell to foreign customers. The role of the Ex-Im Bank, the fight in Congress over reauthorization and what it could mean for the economy.

A Conversation With Nick Hanauer On Reducing Income Inequality

A Conversation With Nick Hanauer On Reducing Income Inequality

July 15, 2014

Seattle-based entrepreneur Nick Hanauer argues that mega-millionaires like him need to do more to help reduce income inequality.

Congressional Outlook

Congressional Outlook

July 7, 2014

Congress has months before the midterms but expectations for legislative action are low. Congressional deadlock and potential consequences of the partisan divide.

The Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy

July 2, 2014

In the wake of massive protests by taxi drivers over ridesharing services like Uber, a conversation about the Sharing Economy and the future of services like Lyft and Airbnb.

The Supreme Court's Decision on  EPA's Authority Over Power Plant Emissions

The Supreme Court's Decision on EPA's Authority Over Power Plant Emissions

June 24, 2014

The Supreme Court largely upholds the Environmental Protection Agency's right to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. We discuss what the ruling means for utilities and the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

June 13, 2014

The crisis in Iraq escalates as militants take over key cities. The Pakistani military and U.S. drones strike tribal regions after Karachi airport attacks. And the World Cup opens in Brazil. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Two Views On Solving Income Inequality In America

Two Views On Solving Income Inequality In America

June 12, 2014

Many experts have come to agree that income inequality is slowing our nation's economic recovery. But partisanship often gets in the way of finding a solution. Economists Robert Reich and Douglas Holtz-Eakin offer ideas from across the political spectrum.

New Recalls And More Than 80 Lawsuits: The Future of General Motors

New Recalls And More Than 80 Lawsuits: The Future of General Motors

June 10, 2014

General Motors faces more than 80 lawsuits related to defective ignition switches. Last week it announced four new recalls. Diane and her guests discuss what's ahead for GM, its customers and its management.

The Dispute At Amazon Over E-Book Pricing

The Dispute At Amazon Over E-Book Pricing

June 5, 2014

Diane and her guests discuss the dispute between Amazon and publishers over e-book pricing.

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