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Conflicting Court Decisions On Federal Subsidies For Health Insurance

Conflicting Court Decisions On Federal Subsidies For Health Insurance

July 23, 2014

Two U.S appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on whether millions who buy health insurance on federally-run health exchanges can get subsidies. Please join us to discuss what the decisions mean for consumers and President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Two Views On Solving Income Inequality In America

Two Views On Solving Income Inequality In America

June 12, 2014

Many experts have come to agree that income inequality is slowing our nation's economic recovery. But partisanship often gets in the way of finding a solution. Economists Robert Reich and Douglas Holtz-Eakin offer ideas from across the political spectrum.

New Recalls And More Than 80 Lawsuits: The Future of General Motors

New Recalls And More Than 80 Lawsuits: The Future of General Motors

June 10, 2014

General Motors faces more than 80 lawsuits related to defective ignition switches. Last week it announced four new recalls. Diane and her guests discuss what's ahead for GM, its customers and its management.

New Data On Whether College Is Worth The Debt

New Data On Whether College Is Worth The Debt

May 28, 2014

New data suggest a college degree has never been more valuable. But many recent grads burdened with debt are struggling to find a good job. Diane and her guests discuss the value of a college degree, new proposals for college ratings by the federal government and whether some levels of higher education are worth the debt.

DOJ Investigations: The Role Of Banks In The 2008 Financial  Crisis

DOJ Investigations: The Role Of Banks In The 2008 Financial Crisis

May 14, 2014

The Justice Department is pushing to wrap up its investigations into possible criminal activity in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. We discuss why some say the probes have been politically motivated and others believe senior bank executives should be going to jail.

An Aging Infrastructure And The Need For A New Era In Transportation Policy

An Aging Infrastructure And The Need For A New Era In Transportation Policy

April 29, 2014

Some 63,000 bridges in the US are deemed structurally deficient. We discuss aging infrastructure and the need for a new era in transportation policy

The Ongoing Political Battle For Tax Reform

April 15, 2014

On Tax Day, a look at ongoing efforts to make US tax policy simpler and more equitable and prospects for tax reform in a polarized political environment.

The Worldwide Debate Over New Rules For The World Wide Web

The Worldwide Debate Over New Rules For The World Wide Web

April 7, 2014

The European Parliament votes to keep Internet service providers from selectively blocking or slowing services like Netflix and Skype. In the US, critics speak out over plans to give up oversight of the Internet’s address book. Debate over new rules for the World Wide Web.

An Update On The State Of The U.S. Economy

An Update On The State Of The U.S. Economy

January 28, 2014

Falling unemployment, steady job creation, jittery markets and transition at the Federal Reserve: What it all means for the U.S. economy.

Debate Over Proposed Global Trade Agreements

December 17, 2013

U.S. negotiators are pushing to reach agreement on a major trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and a new deal with the European Union. But many unions, environmentalists and consumers are skeptical.

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