Economy

Alissa Quart: "Branded" (Perseus)

February 11, 2003

Today's teenagers spend about $155 billion annually on clothes, CDs and makeup. Diane talks with journalist Alissa Quart about the ways companies get teens to buy their brand-name products.

White House Budget Proposal

February 10, 2003

Two expert economists talk about President Bush's $2.23 trillion budget proposal: what it reflects about the president's priorities and philosophies, plus the latest on tax cuts, the deficit, defense spending, changes in government...

Economic Implications of War

February 3, 2003

A discussion on how a U.S.-led war against Iraq could affect domestic spending priorities, the federal budget and the U.S. economy.

Jason Goodwin: "Greenback" (Henry Holt)

January 27, 2003

Of all the currencies in the world, the American dollar is by far the most recognized, the most sought after, and the most stable. Author Jason Goodwin tells the story of the dollar and its impact on the world.

FDA Commissioner McClellan

January 15, 2003

Diane talks with Mark McClellan, the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Economic Outlook

January 6, 2003

Unemployment stands at 6% and the stock market posted losses for the third consecutive year. Three economists join Diane to talk about the economic outlook for 2003.

President Bush's economic team

December 10, 2002

President Bush has announced his choice to replace Paul O'Neill as Secretary of the Treasury. It's John Snow of the CSX Corporation. Diane and her guests talk about changes in President Bush's economic advising team and how policy may...

Military Families

November 27, 2002

Diane and her guests talk about the special strains and concerns faced by families of American military personnel, and about the services offered by the Pentagon and other organizations to support our military families.

Muriel Siebert: "Changing the Rules" (Free Press)

November 8, 2002

Muriel Siebert, the first woman to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, talks about her groundbreaking career on Wall Street, and offers her take on the latest scandals rocking the financial world.

Arthur Levitt: "Take on the Street" (Pantheon)

October 15, 2002

Former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt offers a real insider's advice on understanding both how the stock market works and the ups and downs of recent months.

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