Economy

Joseph Stiglitz: "Globalization and its Discontents" (WW Norton)

June 26, 2002

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz served as chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and as chief economist at the World Bank. In his new book, he discusses his growing concern over how poorer nations are...

Declining Dollar

June 5, 2002

A panel explains why the value of the dollar is declining against the euro and the yen, what it says about foreign investors' faith in the U.S. economy, and how it could affect U.S. consumers, businesses, trade and more.

Wall Street Investigation

May 7, 2002

A panel looks at the conflict of interest that may have guided stock analysts' recommendations at several top brokerage firms on Wall Street: where the conflict lies, how investors can be affected, and how to prevent it in the future.

Executive Pay

April 23, 2002

Millions of Americans have been confused and angered by reports of executives reaping large salary and benefit packages -- even when their companies are struggling or bankrupt. Diane and her guests discuss the latest trends in executive...

Financing Retirement

April 9, 2002

Record numbers of Americans are nearing retirement age, but many have not saved enough to meet their needs. A panel talks about government and personal strategies for ensuring the financial well-being of retirees.

Job Outlook for College Seniors

April 4, 2002

This spring's crop of college graduates are entering a job market marked by cutbacks in entry-level opportunities. We'll talk about employment prospects for the class of 2002.

Military-Industrial Complex

March 12, 2002

A panel talks about the companies that are moving to fill the expanding post-9/11 market for new security and defense services, equipment and technology; who will be safer because of these products; and who will profit from them.

401K Security

January 24, 2002

A panel talks about ways to diversify, insure, and otherwise protect workers' 401k retirement holdings in the wake of the Enron bankruptcy, in which some employees lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Stock Market

January 22, 2002

Stock market analysts talk about the relationship between the U.S. economy and the ups and downs of the stock market, and what investors need to know about the long-term forecast.

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.

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