Finance

Tax Policy Debate: Raising Rates Versus Limiting Deductions

November 20, 2012

Raising rates versus limiting deductions and loopholes: tax policy debate in Washington and efforts to raise tax revenues by $1.6 trillion over the next decade.

Sheila Bair: "Bull by the Horns"

September 26, 2012

Sheila Bair describes the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath as she saw it during her time as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She explains why the U.S. financial system is still at risk and tougher regulatory reform is needed.

Fairness In State Courts: Electing Versus Appointing State Judges

September 5, 2012

State judges rule on most legal cases, but some argue campaign funding for judicial candidates leads to bias. Please join us to discuss fairness in state courts: elections versus appointment for state judges.

New Concerns Over Credit Card Debt Collection

August 21, 2012

Americans are $21 billion dollars behind on their credit card debt and more banks are using aggressive collection tactics. Why consumers groups are alarmed and what it could mean for borrowers.

Rising Home Prices In The U.S.

August 9, 2012

For the first time in seven years, home prices are going up. What fewer foreclosures, record low mortgage rates and renewed investor enthusiasm mean for the U.S housing market and the overall economy.

Jeff Faux: "The Servant Economy"

July 17, 2012

An economist describes the financial decline of the middle class and why he believes neither political party will stop it.

New Testimony And More Questions In The Interest Rate Rigging Scandal

July 17, 2012

Regulators in at least seven countries are looking into the Libor interest rate scandal. New testimony and what it may mean on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Global Banking Scandal

July 9, 2012

The ousted chief executive of Barclays Bank says it wasn’t the only financial institution that tried to manipulate benchmark interest rates. We look at the widening global bank scandal and the role of regulators.

Campaign Spending

July 5, 2012

By Nov. 2, billions of dollars will have been spent on the 2012 elections. A look at who's spending what -- and whether it makes a difference.

The Ongoing Struggle To Balance Career And Family

June 25, 2012

The ongoing struggle to balance career and family.

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