Economy

Wendy Shalit: "Girls Gone Mild" (Random House)

July 2, 2007

A look at why some girls and young women are rebelling against the 'bad girl' persona that is so prevalent in present day America.

Julee Rosso & Shelia Lukins: "The Silver Palate 25th Anniversary Edition" (Workman)

June 19, 2007

To celebrate the silver anniversary of "The Silver Palate Cookbook," the authors reunite to tell the story of how their passion for cooking led to opening a gourmet shop in Manhattan in the 1980s and a book which changed the way Americans...

Dina Rasor: "Betraying Our Troops" (Palgrave)

June 18, 2007

An investigative journalist and former criminal investigator with the Defense Department examine the role private contractors are playing in the Iraq war.

Rob Gifford: "China Road" (Random House)

June 14, 2007

Rob Gifford spend 6 years as NPR's Beijing correspondent. In 2004, he traveled all 3,000 miles of a highway traversing China from the Shanghai to the border of Kazakhstan. He writes about his journey and about the future of China.

Alan Murray: "Revolt in the Boardroom" (Collins)

June 11, 2007

CEOs were once undisputed leaders of the corporations they lead. But recent scandals, from Enron to AIG, Home Depot to Disney, have changed the balance of power from the CEO to the corporate board. A look at corporate governance in the...

Immigration Point System

June 7, 2007

The immigration bill being debated in the Senate would overhaul the system for selecting new immigrants. A controversial point system would reward immigrants based on education and job skills over family ties.

Frank Abagnale: "Stealing Your Life" (Broadway)

May 21, 2007

Why identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America and how to protect yourself.

Hedge Funds

May 9, 2007

Controversy over regulating the funds for the very wealthy, and their relationship to the greater economy.

Wendy Williams & Robert Whitcomb: "Cape Wind" (Public Affairs)

May 7, 2007

An account of a developer's five year battle to gain approval for a wind farm spanning 24 square miles in Nantucket Sound and the opposition he's faced from some of America's richest and most politically connected individuals.

Robert Hormats: "The Price of Liberty" (Times Books)

May 1, 2007

An international financing expert draws on history for lessons about how to finance the current War on Terrorism.

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