Economy

Environmental Outlook: The Keystone XL Pipeline

February 5, 2013

For this month's Environmental Outlook: environmental, economic and political implications of the State Department's upcoming decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The FCC’s Proposal For A Free Nationwide Wireless Network

February 5, 2013

The federal government wants to create a free wireless network across the U.S. to bridge the "digital divide." But some telecom companies oppose the idea. Diane and her guests discuss the pros and cons of free Wi-Fi service.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

February 1, 2013

The U.S. economy shrinks slightly in the fourth quarter. A bipartisan group of senators and the White House propose immigration reform. And a Senate committee holds hearings on gun violence. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Alan Blinder: "After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead"

January 28, 2013

An economist explains the perfect storm of conditions that led to the recent global financial crisis, the actions that kept it from getting worse and how to reduce the likelihood of a similar event in the future.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 25, 2013

Conservatives lose ground in Israeli elections. The U.S. provides support to France in Mali. And Britain's prime minister promises an EU membership vote. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 25, 2013

The Pentagon lifts the ban on combat roles for women. Secretary Clinton testifies before Congress on the Benghazi attack. And the House passes a short term debt ceiling extension. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the...

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 18, 2013

President Barack Obama lays out proposals to combat gun violence. The Federal Aviation Administration grounds Boeing’s Dreamliner. And new home construction rises to its highest level in four years. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

The Debt Ceiling Standoff

January 15, 2013

President Barack Obama says he won't negotiate with congressional Republicans on raising the federal debt limit. A panel joins guest host Steve Roberts to discuss the implications of the standoff for tax and spending negotiations in Washington and America's credit rating.

Pros And Cons Of Renting A Home

January 15, 2013

More Americans have been forced to rent instead of buy a home in recent years, but prices are rising as demand outstrips supply. Diane and her guests discuss the pros and cons of renting in today's economy.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 11, 2013

Afghan President Karzai is in Washington for talks on the future U.S. role. Syria agrees to a major prisoner swap. And Venezuela postpones the inauguration of ailing President Chavez. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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