Economy

New Efforts To Extend Jobless Benefits

December 18, 2013

Jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans will expire after Christmas. Democrats have a new strategy they hope will pressure Republican lawmakers to extend those benefits. Diane and her guests discuss the battle over unemployment insurance.

Debate Over Proposed Global Trade Agreements

December 17, 2013

U.S. negotiators are pushing to reach agreement on a major trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and a new deal with the European Union. But many unions, environmentalists and consumers are skeptical.

What's In The New Budget Deal And The Politics Behind The Negotiations

December 16, 2013

Congressional leaders strike a budget deal that eases the impact of sequestration and avoids another government shutdown. What's in the new budget deal and why some conservatives oppose the plan.

Unrest In Ukraine

December 12, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry expressed disgust that Ukrainian authorities are using riot police and bulldozers to quell protests in Kiev. Guest host Susan Page and her guests discuss the latest on unrest in the former Soviet republic and prospects for economic ties with the European Union.

Understanding The Volcker Rule

December 11, 2013

The so-called "Volcker Rule" is aimed at reining in risky trading by banks. Details on the new rule and whether it’s tough enough to prevent another financial crisis.

The Push To Raise The Minimum Wage For All Americans

December 9, 2013

President Barack Obama said he will focus his last three years in office on reducing income inequality in America. The pros and cons of one of the president's key proposals: raising the federal minimum wage.

Why Millions Of Americans Go Hungry And How To Address Their Needs

November 26, 2013

Cuts in food stamps and rising food prices have left nearly 50 million Americans worried about where they'll get their next meal. Who’s hungry in America and efforts to address their needs.

Lawmakers And Regulators Take A Closer Look At Bitcoin

November 19, 2013

The Senate Homeland Security Committee hears testimony on the economic benefits of Bitcoin. Critics argue it provides a safe haven for drug traffickers and other criminals. Diane and her guests discuss new questions about the digital currency Bitcoin.

Gregory Zuckerman: "The Frackers"

November 14, 2013

A Wall Street Journal reporter tells the inside story about the group of ambitious entrepreneurs behind the fracking energy revolution. A look at how these headstrong "frackers" ignored experts, made their fortunes and dramatically transformed America’s energy production.

Amazon, The U.S. Postal Service And The Push To Expand Same-Day Delivery

November 12, 2013

Amazon will use the U.S. Postal Service for Sunday deliveries in New York and Los Angeles with plans to expand the service to other cities. How the push toward same-day delivery is transforming online shopping and the retail industry.

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