Economy

Sheila Bair: "Bull by the Horns"

September 26, 2012

Sheila Bair describes the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath as she saw it during her time as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She explains why the U.S. financial system is still at risk and tougher regulatory reform is needed.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

September 14, 2012

The Federal Reserve announced a new, open-ended round of bond buying to stimulate economic growth. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney sparred over the Obama administration's handling of the attacks in Libya and Egypt. And vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan returned to the House to vote on a six-month, stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating. Jonathan Allen of Politico, Jackie Calmes of The New York Times and Michael Scherer of TIME magazine join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

The U.S. Economy Since 2008: Who's Better Off And Who Isn't

September 10, 2012

Analysts weigh in on the questions front and center at both party conventions: Who's better off, who isn't and how the economy has changed since 2008.

Friday News Roundup - International

September 7, 2012

ECB President Mario Draghi unveiled details of a new bond-buying plan aimed at easing the eurozone's debt crisis. The new U.N. and Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said searching for a solution in the country was like "standing in front of a brick wall." And Secretary Hillary Clinton continued a six-nation trip through the Asia-Pacific region where she faced harsh criticism from China's state media. James Kitfield of National Journal, Elise Labott of CNN and Tom Gjelten of NPR join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

September 7, 2012

Democrats wrapped up their national convention this week with key speeches by Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and former President Bill Clinton. Manufacturing and construction spending reports showed continued sluggish growth ahead of the August jobs report. And the Department of Justice approved a New Hampshire voter ID law. Greg Ip of The Economist, Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post and Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Manufacturing And Regulations

August 27, 2012

An industry report says manufacturers are overburdened with rules. But health, safety and environmental watchdogs argue regulations are not strict enough. The role of regulations in the U.S. economy.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

August 24, 2012

Tampa, Fla., Mayor Bob Buckhorn said he was prepared to call off the Republican National Convention next week if Hurricane Isaac threatens public safety. The housing market showed more signs of recovery as home sales rose in July. And U.S. health officials said the West Nile virus outbreak in five states was one of the worst in American history. Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and David Chalian of Yahoo! News join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

New Concerns Over Credit Card Debt Collection

August 21, 2012

Americans are $21 billion dollars behind on their credit card debt and more banks are using aggressive collection tactics. Why consumers groups are alarmed and what it could mean for borrowers.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

August 17, 2012

A Pennsylvania judge upheld a controversial voter ID law that will go into effect starting this Election Day. Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants lined up in cities across the country to apply for deportation deferrals allowed by a new federal program. And retail sales in the U.S. rose more than forecast in July, the first gain in four months. Susan Page of USA Today, Major Garrett of National Journal and Lisa Lerer of Bloomberg News join guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

The Politics And Potential Of Wind Power

August 16, 2012

The role of wind in U.S. energy policy is a hot-button issue in the presidential campaign. Diane and her guests discuss the politics of wind power, its potential to create jobs and the debate over tax incentives.

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