Economy

Congress, the White House and the Financial Bailout Plan

September 24, 2008

Citing fears for the future of the U.S. economy, the Administration is asking Congress to shift immense power to the Treasury Department. Frank Senso and guests discuss the latest negotiations on Capitol Hill and what the proposed plan...

Financial Rescue Plan

September 22, 2008

An update on the U.S. financial crisis, the Federal government’s efforts to work out a massive rescue plan, and what it could mean for taxpayers

Tom Gjelten: "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba" (Viking) (Rebroadcast)

September 21, 2008

Bacardi rum was once synonymous with Cuba. But after Castro's rise to power, the Bacardi family went into exile and moved its operations off of the island. Today, they own one of the world's largest family-owned spirit companies in the...

Ongoing Financial Meltdown

September 18, 2008

The Federal Reserve's $85 billion bailout of insurance giant, AIG, does not seem to have calmed fears in the financial sector. Analysis of the widening crisis, its implications for the economy, and news calls for regulatory reform.

Energy Debate in Congress

September 17, 2008

Election year politics fuel new energy tactics in the Congress. Tuesday House Democrats passed a bill to ease the ban on off-shore drilling and increase alternative energy use, while Republicans called the measure a political trick.

The Economy and The Presidential Campaign

September 16, 2008

An update on the crisis on Wall Street and its implications for the larger economy and the presidential campaigns.

Crisis on Wall Street

September 15, 2008

Top advisers from both the McCain and Obama campaigns react to the changing landscape on Wall Street as Lehman Brothers declares bankruptcy and Merrill Lynch sells itself to Bank of America.

Tom Gjelten: "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba" (Viking)

September 8, 2008

Bacardi rum was once synonymous with Cuba. But after Castro's rise to power, the Bacardi family went into exile and moved its operations off of the island. Today, they own one of the world's largest family-owned spirit companies in the...

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the State of the U.S. Economy

September 8, 2008

News of a government takeover of ailing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reveal just how dire the Administration sees the ongoing housing and credit crises. Diane and her guests discuss the move by the Treasury Department and...

John Zogby: "The Way We'll Be" (Random House) and David Moore: "The Opinion Makers" (Beacon)

September 3, 2008

Two pollsters discuss how polls sometimes shape political opinions and reveal how the American Dream will change in the coming century.

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