The Economy

January 15, 2008

Fears of a recession are on the rise after weaker than expected consumer spending and employment numbers. What the President, Congress and the candidates are proposing to stimulate the economy and head off a recession.

Cathie Black: "Basic Black" (Crown)

December 6, 2007

In 1979, Cathie Black became the first woman publisher of a weekly consumer magazine. Today, she manages such well-known magazines as Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She joins Diane...

State of the U.S. Economy

November 13, 2007

With ricing oil prices, a weakening dollar and a forecast of slow economic growth, we look at what's in store for the U.S. economy and what, if anything, the Fed can do about it.

Reforming Tax Code & Repealing AMT

November 6, 2007

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman has proposed a major overhaul of the U.S. Tax Code, including repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). We'll talk to him and Ranking Member Jim McCrery about the proposal and get analysis from...

Tax Politics

October 17, 2007

The dividing line between Republicans and Democrats is clear when it comes to tax policy. Republican presidential candidates want to extend President Bush's tax cuts, while the leading Democrats argue for letting them expire and raising...

Public Opinion Towards Free Trade

October 11, 2007

Recent surveys reveal possible shifts in attitudes among voters towards free trade agreements. We'll discuss U.S. trade policy and how it might change under a new president.

Katherine Newman: "The Missing Class" (Beacon)

October 1, 2007

Fifty-seven million Americans are too poor to be considered middle class and too wealth to qualify for government assistance. A sociologist describes the housing, education, health care, and debt challenges facing families living on the...

U.S. Auto Industry and the Future of Unions

September 27, 2007

UAW members ended their two-day strike action Wednesday after reaching a tentative deal with GM management. We'll discuss the proposed retiree health care trust included in the deal and what these negotiations mean for the future of the...

Wangari Maathai: "Unbowed" (Anchor)

September 24, 2007

The 2004 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize discusses how the Green Belt Movement she founded led from planting trees to sowing the seeds of democracy in Kenya. Maathai is the first African woman and first environmentalist to win the prize.

Alan Greenspan: "The Age of Turbulence" (Penguin Press)

September 20, 2007

The former Federal Reserve Board Chairman shares the story of his life and his views on the economy.

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