Economy

President-Elect Obama and the Economic Crisis

November 10, 2008

Barack Obama met with his economic advisors Friday to discuss the economic crisis. The Treasury Department proposes additional measures to address the financial crisis. A look at possible steps by the president-elect to reassure anxious...

News Roundup - Hour 1

November 7, 2008

The Friday News Roundup. Diane and her guests discuss Barack Obama historic victory and his transition from candidate to commander-in-chief. They also examine efforts by Republicans to regroup after Tuesday’s losses and the decision by...

State Ballot Inititiatives

November 3, 2008

A discussion of initiatives on the ballot in 36 states this November 4th. Voters will decide on initiatives ranging from abortion and state income taxes to same-sex marriage and affirmative action.

Midnight Regulations

October 28, 2008

A look at the regulatory changes made by presidents in the final days of their administrations.

The Future of the U.S. Car Industry

October 23, 2008

U.S. auto sales are at a fifteen year low and are expected to decline further in the coming months. Some analysts fear the twenty-five billion loan passed by Congress may be too little too late. Diane and her guests examine what's next...

The U.S. Economy

October 22, 2008

Government efforts to jump start credit markets seem to have cheered some investors, but Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke predicts the U.S. economy is 'likely to be weak for several quarters.' A look at what's ahead and prospects for...

The G-7 Summit and Beyond

October 13, 2008

A discussion of the recent G-7 meeting and a look beyond the fiscal crisis toward a new global economy.

The International Response to the Financial Credit Freeze

October 9, 2008

Central banks around the world are cutting interest rates in hopes of addressing the financial crisis. A look at how the economic troubles facing the U.S. have spread across the globe and what governments are doing to rescue banks...

The Latest on Efforts to Address the Financial Crisis

October 6, 2008

The House passed the $700 billion financial rescue plan Friday. Diane and her guests discuss what's in legislation, what's missing, and what effect it may have on the nation's troubled economy.

The Bailout Plan - After the Senate Vote

October 2, 2008

A look at what Senate changes to the bailout bill might accomplish substantively or politically as the legislation heads back to the House; and different views on how critical it is to get this or any bill passed.

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