Economy

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.

T. Boone Pickens: "The First Billion is the Hardest" (Crown Business)

September 2, 2008

The billionaire oilman shares lessons from his life and presents his views on energy policy.

Philip Dine: "State of the Unions" (McGraw Hill) (Rebroadcast)

September 1, 2008

The state of American labor unions and their political clout in this election cycle.

Philip Dine: "State of the Unions" (McGraw Hill)

August 28, 2008

The state of American labor unions and their political clout in this election cycle.

News Roundup - Hour 1

August 22, 2008

Analysis of the week's top national news stories including new polls on Obama and McCain, the upcoming conventions, and growing concerns about rising inflation.

The National Debt (Rebroadcast)

August 17, 2008

The official national debt of the United States is close to $9.6 trillion, but when the cost of unfunded entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid are included, the total is a staggering $53 trillion: what our...

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