Finance

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.

Lawmakers And Regulators Take A Closer Look At Bitcoin

November 19, 2013

The Senate Homeland Security Committee hears testimony on the economic benefits of Bitcoin. Critics argue it provides a safe haven for drug traffickers and other criminals. Diane and her guests discuss new questions about the digital currency Bitcoin.

Congress Agrees To End Federal Government Shutdown And Avert A U.S Debt Default

October 17, 2013

Congress passed a last-minute spending bill to end the government shutdown and temporarily lift the debt limit. Diane and her guests discuss how the deal happened and what this crisis could mean for the future of the U.S. political process.

Detroit's Financial Crisis And Its National Implications

July 10, 2013

The city of Detroit and its $20 billion debt: What's ahead for residents, unions and investors. Plus, implications for other cash-strapped U.S. cities.

Taking The Pulse Of The U.S. Economy

May 13, 2013

The stock market, consumer spending, housing prices and better-than-expected job numbers: taking the pulse of the U.S. economy.

Jaron Lanier: "Who Owns The Future?"

Jaron Lanier: "Who Owns The Future?"

May 9, 2013

Companies like Google and Facebook are estimated to be worth billions of dollars. A technology pioneer on why the middle class has been left out of the boom.

Who Benefits From College And Why

May 8, 2013

New research suggests the college-for-all approach needs revision. Understanding who benefits from college and why.

Debate Over Taxing Internet Sales

April 25, 2013

The Senate moves forward on an Internet sales tax bill: What the measure could mean for consumers, online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores.

President Obama's 2014 Budget Proposal

April 10, 2013

President Barack Obama's 2014 budget includes a plan to slow the growth of Social Security and other federal benefits. Join us to discuss the details of the proposal and prospects for compromise with Congress.

David Stockman: "The Great Deformation"

April 3, 2013

President Ronald Reagan’s former budget director on today’s economy. David Stockman on what he calls the corruption of capitalism in America.

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