Economy

The Latest Efforts To Reopen The Government And Raise The Debt Ceiling

October 16, 2013

The latest on efforts to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. What a bipartisan Senate bill might look like and its prospects in the House. Diane and her guests discuss prospects for getting beyond discord and dysfunction in Washington.

The Latest On Ending The Impasse In Washington

October 14, 2013

With a majority of Americans blaming Republicans for the shutdown, lawmakers feel new urgency to come to a resolution. The latest on the budget impasse in Washington.

Possible Repercussions Of A U.S. Debt Default At Home And Abroad

October 9, 2013

World leaders, bankers and political strategists warn of short and long term repercussions if Congress fails to raise the debt limit. Understanding the risks of a U.S. default at home and abroad.

Washington Dysfunction And U.S. Credibility Abroad

October 3, 2013

A government shutdown and looming debt crisis are putting American credibility on the line. How dysfunction at home affects U.S. standing abroad.

The Federal Government Shutdown And The Power Of The Tea Party

October 2, 2013

Congressional Tea Party members and their Republican supporters hold firm to a federal shutdown over the Affordable Care Act. Diane and her guests to discuss the power of the Tea Party and its political future.

The Federal Government Shuts Down

October 1, 2013

Diane and her guests discuss the politics of the government shutdown and budget battles in Washington.

Juan Zarate: "Treasury's War: The Unleashing Of A New Era Of Financial Warfare"

September 16, 2013

Former senior Treasury and White House official Juan Zarate gives an insider's view of how America developed a financial warfare program in the wake of 9/11.

Implications of America's New Gilded Age

September 12, 2013

For the first time in a century, the top 10 percent of earners took in more than half of the country's total income. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss how America's growing wealth inequality affects our society, politics and economy.

State Health Care Marketplaces: Who Will Buy And Why

September 10, 2013

In three weeks, uninsured Americans will be able to get coverage through state health care exchanges. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss who will buy and why.

The Freelance Economy (Rebroadcast)

The Freelance Economy (Rebroadcast)

September 2, 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."

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