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.

Holding Wall Street Accountable

November 30, 2011

A federal judge has rejected a proposed SEC settlement with Citigroup: What the ruling means for efforts to hold Wall Street accountable for its role in the 2008 financial crisis.

Implications of a Deficit Supercommittee Failure

November 22, 2011

Republicans and Democrats trade recriminations over the congressional supercommittee's stalemate. The political and economic repercussions of failing to strike a deal.

Political Leadership in Europe and the Debt Crisis

November 14, 2011

Europe's economic crisis shakes up the political landscape in Greece and in Italy: What a change in leadership could mean for efforts to mitigate the risks of a prolonged recession in Europe.

New Perils Facing the Eurozone

New Perils Facing the Eurozone

November 7, 2011

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreo has agreed to resign after ironing out the details of a new unity government. The move is expected to help facilitate a debt agreement with the European Union to save Greece from default...

Greece and the European Debt Crisis

November 3, 2011

The Greek government is at risk over a planned austerity referendum: Implications for Greece, the eurozone and the U.S. economy

Reaction to Europe's Latest Efforts to Contain Its Debt Crisis

October 27, 2011

Reaction to Europe’s latest efforts to boost bailout funds, protect against a Greek default and prop up the economies of Italy and Spain.

President Obama's New Deficit-Reduction Plan

September 20, 2011

President Obama calls for tax increases on the wealthy and cuts in entitlements spending. What's in the new deficit reduction plan and how it's being received.

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