Finance

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.

Euro Zone Debt Crisis

September 19, 2011

World bankers resort to 2008 strategies to stabilize Europe’s debt crisis: Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of the financial crisis in Europe and its implications for the euro zone, the EU and the global economy.

Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair

September 7, 2011

Sheila Bair recently completed her five-year term as head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Her thoughts on the 2008 financial crisis, bank bailouts and whether the Dodd-Frank law is making a difference.

Federal Government Sues Big Banks

September 6, 2011

The federal government takes on the nation’s biggest banks. Why the administration says banks failed to act responsibly, while pursing billions of dollars in compensation.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

August 26, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: A CBO report predicts U.S. unemployment will stay above 8 percent until 2014; Rick Perry becomes the Republican frontrunner; and a rare earthquake in Virginia rocks the entire East Coast.

Addressing Fears of Recession

August 23, 2011

Are we facing another economic recession? Experts weigh in on fears the economy is heading for another downturn and ideas on how to get it growing again.

Planning for Retirement

August 16, 2011

Stock market volatility, insecure pension funds and overall economic uncertainty make retirement planning more challenging. Ideas for being financially secure later in life.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

August 12, 2011

A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: Eight Republican candidates clashed in the Iowa presidential debate last night; the Dow moved 400 points on four straight days for the first time in history; and congressional leaders picked members of the new deficit “supercommittee.”

Riots in England/ Debt Crisis in Europe

August 11, 2011

Riots in England and deepening economic and political strains in Europe: Challenges for Britain, debt-burdened European countries and the global economy

Reaction to Washington’s Turmoil— from Wisconsin to Wall Street

August 10, 2011

Wisconsin voters, the Federal Reserve and investors weigh in on polarized politics and the nation’s financial challenges.

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