Economy

Global Outsourcing

January 15, 2004

U.S. manufacturing jobs have been going overseas for decades, but now some white collar jobs are following suit. A panel talks about this phenomenon and its consequences for American workers and the American economy.

Michelle Singletary: "Seven Money Mantras for a Richer Life" (Random House)

January 12, 2004

The Washington Post's syndicated personal finance columnist shares lessons from her grandmother on how to spend less, save more, and have a secure financial future.

Immigration Law

January 8, 2004

A panel talks about President Bush's new plan to grant temporary legal status to the estimated 8 million undocumented workers in the U.S.

Robert Rubin: "In An Uncertain World" (Random House)

December 2, 2003

Robert Rubin, who served as Treasury Secretary during the Clinton administration, talks about the economic challenges he dealt with then, and the challenges our country faces today.

Sidney Harman: "Mind Your Own Business" (Doubleday)

October 27, 2003

The corporate scandals of recent years have many Americans rethinking the corporate model as we know it. A successful businessman presents his own approach to leadership.

William Greider: "The Soul of Capitalism" (Simon & Schuster)

October 16, 2003

The U.S. system of capitalism has been the greatest engine for wealth creation in history, but author William Greider argues it's ripe for reform. He details why and how it must be changed.

Elizabeth Warren: "The Two-Income Trap" (Basic Books)

October 1, 2003

Bankruptcy expert and co-author Elizabeth Warren discusses why many middle class parents are working harder than ever, yet are falling behind financially.

U.S. Economy and American Workers

September 16, 2003

Although many economic indicators suggest an upturn is at hand, the nation's unemployment rate is forecasted to stay just about the same. We'll talk about the implications of a jobless recovery

Importing Prescription Drugs

July 30, 2003

Last week the House passed legislation that would allow wholesalers, pharmacists, and individuals to import less expensive prescription drugs from Canada, Europe, and several other countries. Opponents cite both safety and logistical...

Foundation Payouts to Charities

July 28, 2003

A proposal in Congress would increase the amount of money foundations are required to give to charity. Foundations say the new requirement might drastically draw down their resources. A panel looks at this initiative and other issues...

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