Economy

Benjamin Cheever: "Selling Ben Cheever" (Bloomsbury)

January 3, 2002

Writer Benjamin Cheever talks about working as a sandwich maker, a security guard, a car salesman and more as he looked for work after his former publisher shut down.

Economic Stimulus Package

November 15, 2001

A panel talks about the debate and political maneuvering in Congress over how best to stimulate the economy, from tax cuts to direct benefits for the unemployed, and a raft of other options.

On the Job: Food Careers

October 5, 2001

October's On the Job segment features a panel of people trained as chefs who work in a variety of food-related professions.

Economic Outlook

October 3, 2001

The September 11th terrorist attacks exacerbated the problems of an already struggling U-S economy. Diane and her guests assess the state of the economy and talk about the factors that will influence its future.

Economic Impact

September 17, 2001

The attacks on the World Trade Center closed down Wall Street. Stock markets are scheduled to reopen on Monday. But for many industries the landscape has changed. Diane and a panel of economic experts talk about last week's terrorist...

Layoffs

August 14, 2001

Unemployment remains relatively low, but this year's layoffs have raised eyebrows for a variety of reasons. A panel talks about how new management approaches and economic globalization are affecting American workers.

Slowing Economy

August 6, 2001

The U.S. economy is still growing, but just barely. A panel of economists joins Diane to talk about the status of the economy and what we can expect in the months ahead.

Shrinking Budget Surplus

July 16, 2001

Estimates of the federal budget surplus are dropping. Economic forecasters agree the recent tax cut altered the budgetary outlook, but disagree on how much, and on whether it's a problem. President Bush's critics say it's proof the tax cut...

Steel Industry

June 26, 2001

President Bush last week officially requested that the International Trade Commission investigate foreign steel imports. This move and the President's statements about the steel industry's problems strike some observers as inconsistent...

Tax Cut

May 29, 2001

Tax Cut: Last weekend Congress approved the biggest tax cut in twenty years. The bill reduces rates in all income brackets... and most taxpayers will get refund checks this summer. President Bush has hailed the plan as both 'profound and...

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