Economy

The Latest on the Stimulus Package

February 9, 2009

President Obama uses the bully pulpit to drum up support for his stimulus plan but a group of bi-partisan senators struggle to pare back the cost of the nearly one trillion dollar measure. The latest developments in an economic stimulus...

News Roundup - Hour 2

February 6, 2009

Iraqi Shiites appear to choose nationalism over religion in provincial elections. Kyrgyzstan threatens to close a U.S. base key to operations in Afghanistan. The Vatican calls on a Bishop to recant his denial of the Holocaust. A panel...

News Roundup - Hour 1

February 6, 2009

The stimulus package grows as Senate Republicans add a tax break for new home buyers. President Obama calls for limits on executive compensation and former Vice President Dick Cheney warns of future terrorist attacks. A panel of...

Liaquat Ahamed: "Lords of Finance" (Penguin)

February 5, 2009

How four bankers, titans of their time, sought to rebuild the shattered international financial system after World War One. A look at their initial success, the fateful decisions that put the world on the path of the Great Depression, and...

Jeff Benedict: "Little Pink House" (Grand Central)

February 3, 2009

Owning property is one of Americans' most basic rights. How one woman fought to keep the city of New London, Connecticut from taking her home and giving it to developers... and why the outcome of her Supreme Court case is a lesson for...

News Roundup - Hour 1

January 30, 2009

The House passes President Obama’s stimulus package – without a single Republican vote. The Senate confirms Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary and the Federal Reserve considers new measures to help the nation’s ailing economy...

Global Economic Crisis

January 29, 2009

Political and business leaders are gathering at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and debating how best to contain the deepening global recession. We'll discuss differing views of what needs to change.

New Auto Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards

January 27, 2009

President Obama reconsiders tighter auto emission and fuel standards rejected by the Bush administration. What these standards could mean for air quality, fuel efficiency and the troubled U.S. auto industry.

Bryan Burrough: "The Big Rich" (Penguin)

January 26, 2009

"Vanity Fair" correspondent, Bryan Burrough, explores the beginnings of America's obsession with oil by chronicling the lives of the Texas oil industry's four wealthiest families -- known in their heyday as "The Big Four."

U.S. Banking Industry

January 22, 2009

Many economists say that until the U.S. banking system regains some stability, the overall economy will continue to falter. An update on the viability of U.S banks, and new options being considered to restore confidence.

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