Economy

Wage Gap

June 13, 2000

Equal pay for equal work was one of the most popular goals of the feminist movement in the 1970s. Today, most would agree that the difference between women's and men's wages has narrowed, but there is stark disagreement over how much...

On The Job: Vocational Education

June 2, 2000

Career and technical training prepares young people and adults for a wide range of careers, from registered nurse to computer technician. For the June installment of On the Job, a panel joins Diane to talk about current trends...

Bankruptcy Reform Act

June 1, 2000

A growing number of Americans are defaulting on their debts, and cultural observers say bankruptcy is losing the stigma it once had. Some members of Congress are pushing for a major reform. A panel debates the pros and cons of the proposed...

Stock Market

April 18, 2000

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq both took a dramatic plunge on Friday April 14, capping several weeks of unnerving fluctuations. A panel talks about what happened and why, whether high-tech securities have been overvalued...

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Age of Access" (Tarcher/Putnam)

April 12, 2000

Jeremy Rifkin, president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, discusses his new book. He envisions a not-too-distant future in which our economy will be based not on buying and selling material goods, but on the availability of intangible...

On The Job: Women in Information Technology

April 7, 2000

Women were pioneers in the creation of some early programming languages, but the face of information technology today, in news and entertainment media, is distinctly male. A panel of women who are information technology professionals talk...

NASDAQ

March 15, 2000

NASDAQ, or the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation, was introduced in 1971 as the world's first electronic stock market. Today it's the fastest growing stock market in the U.S., and reached record highs last...

On the Job: Taxicab Drivers

March 3, 2000

For February's On the Job segment, Diane talks with current and former taxicab drivers about their work: the rewards, the problems, and what they wish their passengers knew when they get into the cab.

Income Inequity

February 3, 2000

This week the U.S. economy will break the previous record for longest period of continuous growth. Many Americans are enjoying unprecedented wealth, but the gap between rich and poor is growing larger than ever. A panel talks about who is...

The Cost of Eldercare

January 31, 2000

Many Americans are busy socking away savings for retirement, but even the most careful planner can fall short when faced with the rising costs of long-term care late in life. A panel talks about the rising costs of health care for older...

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