Finance

Cyprus And EU Bailouts

March 21, 2013

Cyprus seeks alternatives after rejecting European bailout terms. How the financial crisis in Cyprus tests Germany, the European Union and world markets.

Prospects For Compromise On Tax Reform

Prospects For Compromise On Tax Reform

March 20, 2013

Democrats want to close tax advantages for the super-rich. Republicans want lower rates. Experts weigh in on what it will take to reach a compromise on tax reform.

Dealing With Sequestration Fallout

March 4, 2013

Assessing the economic and political damage from the tax and spending impasse: The price to be paid and who pays it.

Alan Blinder: "After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead"

January 28, 2013

An economist explains the perfect storm of conditions that led to the recent global financial crisis, the actions that kept it from getting worse and how to reduce the likelihood of a similar event in the future.

The Mortgage Interest Deduction And The U.S. Housing Market

December 10, 2012

The mortgage interest deduction is a key factor in many household budgets and the overall housing market. Who would be hurt and who would be helped if Congress changes the rules.

Anti-Tax Crusader Grover Norquist

December 3, 2012

A conversation with Grover Norquist. As fiscal cliff negotiations move forward, some lawmakers are rethinking their support of Norquist's anti-tax pledge.

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.

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