Economy

The Future Of The Mortgage Market

July 25, 2013

Debate over the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Efforts to privatize most of the U.S. mortgage market and what it could mean for the housing recovery.

The Freelance Economy

The Freelance Economy

July 24, 2013

As many as one-third of workers in the United States -- an estimated 42 million people -- work as freelancers. While freelancing offers flexibility and autonomy, it also comes with no benefits and no job security. A look at the pros and cons of the new "freelance economy."

The Future Of Detroit

July 22, 2013

After months of speculation, Detroit finally filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. The move is not a surprise after decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue. Diane and her guests discuss what's next for the Motor City and its citizens, investors and employees.

Orville Schell and John Delury: "Wealth And Power: China's Long March To The Twenty-First Century"

July 18, 2013

China scholar Orville Schell explains the history of Chinese nationalism and how it paved the way for the world's most populist country to become the global economic powerhouse it is today.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

July 12, 2013

House Republicans overwhelmingly resist comprehensive immigration overhaul. President Barack Obama's nominee to head the FBI answers questions about domestic surveillance. And the Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads not guilty. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top domestic news stories.

Detroit's Financial Crisis And Its National Implications

July 10, 2013

The city of Detroit and its $20 billion debt: What's ahead for residents, unions and investors. Plus, implications for other cash-strapped U.S. cities.

The US Job Market

June 26, 2013

The Acting Secretary of Labor, Seth Harris, on minimum wage and the U.S. job market.

Widespread Protests In Brazil

June 25, 2013

Brazilians have taken to the streets to protest rising prices, high taxes and government corruption. What the demonstrations mean for Latin America’s biggest economy.

The Impact Of Sequestration

June 19, 2013

Diane and her guests discuss the broad reach of sequestration. They assess how across-the-board spending cuts are affecting Meals on Wheels, medical research, national parks and other programs.

Alvaro Vargas Llosa: "Global Crossings"

June 18, 2013

Immigration policy has long been an emotionally and politically charged topic. Journalist and author Alvaro Vargas Llosa examines the causes and consequences of human migration, and argues that immigrants' economic contributions far outweigh the costs.

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