Economy

Working America

September 3, 2002

Many economists claim the worst of the recession is behind us, but many workers in this country say they haven't noticed yet. On the day after Labor Day, we'll look at the state of the economy, and how it has affected and continues to...

U.N. Summit on Sustainable Development

August 21, 2002

A panel talks about the goals of the U.N's Summit on Sustainable Development, and about how governments, businesses, and non-governmental organizations are pursuing their overlapping and sometimes competing priorities.

South American Economies

August 8, 2002

Diane and her guests talk about Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill's visit this week to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, the troubled state of South American economies, the role the US may have played in causing the problems, and the role the...

U.S. Housing Market

August 5, 2002

A panel talks about the benefits and risks of home ownership in America today, with some advocating real estate as a safer investment than stocks, and others warning of a bubble in the housing market.

Bingham & Gansler: "Class Action" (Doubleday)

July 24, 2002

Journalist Clara Bingham and lawyer Laura Leedy Gansler tell the story of the landmark Jenson v. Eveleth case, in which Lois Jenson and 20 other women working in a Minnesota iron mine filed a class action sexual harassment lawsuit.

Stock Markets

July 23, 2002

Now that telecom giant WorldCom has filed the biggest bankruptcy in US history, investors are bracing for another week of declines. Diane and a panel of market watchers talk about what may lie ahead.

Federal Deficit

July 17, 2002

For the first time since 1997, the federal budget is going into deficit. Diane and her guests talk about the return of the deficit and its implications for taxes, spending, and more.

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.

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