Economy

Ken Silverstein "Turkmeniscam" (Randon House)

September 29, 2008

An investigative reporter goes undercover to find out just how far lobbyists in the nation’s capital will go to get work. The true story of how some Washington lobbyists fought to represent a Stalinist regime in Turkmenistan.

Financial Rescue Plan Update

September 29, 2008

A look at the $700 billion bailout plan lawmakers agreed to over the weekend.

News Roundup - Hour 1

September 26, 2008

Warning that the nation's entire economy is at risk, President Bush calls for immediate action by Congress to confront the financial crisis. John McCain suspends his campaign and returns to Washington and Barack Obama says he'll go forward...

Tom Nesi: "Poison Pills" (Thomas Dunne Books)

September 25, 2008

An examination of the Vioxx drug scandal, whether it could happen again, and how consumers can protect themselves.

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.

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