Economy

The Big Three U.S. Auto Makers Head Back to Washington

December 3, 2008

U.S. automakers present turnaround plans to Congress this week. The latest on bailing out the Big Three.

Michael Kinsley: "Creative Capitalism" (Simon & Schuster)

December 1, 2008

Author and "Time" columnist, Michael Kinsley, discusses "creative capitalism," a controversial new idea in which corporations integrate doing good into their way of doing business.

Consumer Spending and the On-Going Economic Crisis

December 1, 2008

Americans cut back on their spending in October to levels not seen since the aftermath of nine-eleven. Diane and her guests look at how the current financial crisis is affecting household budgets and what it will take to restore...

The Economy and Pensions

November 24, 2008

Diane and her guests discuss what the financial crisis means for retirement accounts, including pressures on employers, workers, and retirees.

The Fate of the Auto Industry

November 17, 2008

A discussion about survival options for the struggling auto industry.

Jonathan Alter: "Between The Lines" (State Street Press) (Rebroadcast)

November 16, 2008

The popular Newsweek columnist and MSNBC commentator on covering some of the biggest stories of the past twenty years. He also reflects on his fight against cancer and Barack Obama's historic victory.

Robert J. Samuelson: "The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath"

November 13, 2008

A leading financial columnist explains why the rise and fall of double digit inflation was the most important economic event of the past fifty years. He warns inflation is still a threat and offers advice on confronting the economic...

China's Economic Stimulus Package and The World Economy

November 13, 2008

Diane and her guests discuss China's economic stimulus plan, whether it can stave off a recession at home, and how it might affect the global economy.

Jon Meacham "American Lion" (Random House)

November 12, 2008

Jon Meacham discusses his new biography of President Andrew Jackson.

Modifying Mortgages

November 12, 2008

What new plans from Fannie Mac, Freddie Mae, and several large banks to modify terms on hundreds of thousands of mortgage loans could mean for homeowners and the economy.

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