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.

The Partial FAA Shutdown

August 3, 2011

Congress's failure to agree to an FAA funding measure has furloughed thousands of workers and is costing the federal government $30 million a day. What's behind the partial FAA shutdown.

Washington's Debt Negotiations Debacle

July 27, 2011

The White House versus Republican leaders over the deficit and debt ceiling: the threat to America's standing in the world, what comes next and who voters will blame.

Global Debt Worries

July 20, 2011

The European debt crisis, gridlock in Washington and the global economy: What fears of contagion in Europe and political stalemate in the U.S. could mean for investors and consumers worldwide.

Putting Americans Back to Work

July 13, 2011

What it will take to put Americans back to work. How tax and trade policies, government spending and advances in technology affect the U.S. job market.

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