Finance

Betting on the Lottery

April 5, 2012

Americans spent $1.5 billion in the frenzy over last week’s Mega Millions lottery. When the dust cleared there were three winning tickets. Forty-three states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands participate in the...

Apple and Working Conditions in Overseas Factories

Apple and Working Conditions in Overseas Factories

April 2, 2012

Apple announced efforts to improve working conditions in their Chinese factories. Guest host Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts look at overseas employee rights and U.S. consumers.

David Wolman: "The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Dreamers -- and the Coming Cashless Society"

March 8, 2012

Diane and her guest discuss the future of cash. They explore its cross- cultural past, how cash works today, and what life will be like if it becomes obsolete.

Waiving Your Right to Sue

Waiving Your Right to Sue

March 8, 2012

A growing number of companies are including forced arbitration clauses in their contracts. What consumers and job seekers give up when they unknowingly waive their right to sue.

President Obama's 2013 Budget Proposal

February 14, 2012

Reaction to President Obama's two-thousand-thirteen budget proposal: short-term stimulus spending and strategies for cutting the deficit over the long term.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

February 3, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney opened up a 20-point lead over Newt Gingrich in the upcoming Nevada caucus; the Obama Administration unveiled a new homeowner refinancing plan; and Senate Democrats formally introduced a "Buffett Bill" that would tax millionaires at a minimum rate of 30 percent. Naftali Bendavid of the Wall Street Journal, Jackie Calmes of The New York Times and syndicated columnist Steve Roberts join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

A Call for Fairness in the Tax Code

A Call for Fairness in the Tax Code

January 30, 2012

A call for fairness in the tax code: Understanding why some of the wealthiest Americans legally pay lower rates compared with individuals who earn far less. Diane and guests discuss ideas and prospects for meaningful tax reform.

The Role of Private Equity Firms in the U.S. Economy

January 12, 2012

GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney says he's been a job creator. Opponents argue he was a corporate raider. Diane and her panel will examine the role of private equity firms in the U.S. economy.

Insider Trading on Capitol Hill

Insider Trading on Capitol Hill

December 21, 2011

It's legal for members of Congress to profit from information on proposed legislation and regulations: How sharing information translates into big gains for lawmakers, lobbyists, and Wall Street investors.

Building a Qualified Workforce for the Future: New Trends in Higher Education

December 14, 2011

Comparing private, public and for-profit colleges in the U.S.: how they stack up on affordability, access, and preparing American students for the workplace.

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