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Thursday, December 3, 2009 | 10:00 AM

New millions of Americans — including many who never thought they’d see the day — are lining up for food stamps. We’ll look at who’s in line in hard, hungry times.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 | 11:00 AM

How one hedge fund manager bet huge against American housing and made billions. We’ll get the inside story.

 
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Investment pioneer Peter Brooke on a half century in venture capital, and this critical moment in American finance.

 
Monday, November 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Tim Geithner and Barney Frank say they’ll rein in banks that are “Too Big To Fail.” Critics say their plan won’t fix Wall Street. We’ll hear the debate.

 
Monday, September 28, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Wall Street bonuses helped create the global financial crisis. Now new rules are on the table. We’ll ask if Washington is ready to take on Wall Street pay.

 
Monday, September 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM

One year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, we’ll look at whether Wall Street is vulnerable to yet another crisis.

 
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM

The Wall Street banks are back, with Goldman Sachs out front. But after all the bailouts, can we really stomach the mega bonuses and “too big to fail,” again?

 
Thursday, June 18, 2009 | 10:00 AM

President Obama rolls out the biggest financial market regulation revamp since the Great Depression. Is it enough? Too much? We’ll dig in.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM

We’ll look at America’s banker — China — and what Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is bringing home from Beijing.

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Monday, June 1, 2009 | 10:00 AM

General Motors or Government Motors? GM is staring at bankruptcy — and Uncle Sam may soon own 70 percent. Is this a new era of state capitalism?

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Jul 29, 2014
The U.S. Senate is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP)

The “Do-Nothing” Congress just days before August recess. We’ll look at the causes and costs to the country of D.C. paralysis.

Jul 29, 2014
This April 28, 2010 file photo, shows the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal-fired power plant in Colstrip, Mont. Colstrip figures to be a target in recently released draft rules from the Environmental Protection Agency that call for reducing Montana emissions 21 percent from recent levels by 2030. (AP)

A new sci-fi history looks back on climate change from the year 2393.

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Jul 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker watches as wounded American soldiers arrive at an American hospital near the front during World War I. (AP Photo)

Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. We’ll look at lessons learned and our uneasy peace right now.

 
Jul 28, 2014
This June 4, 2014 photo shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreen Co. _ which bills itself as “America’s premier pharmacy” _ is among many companies considering combining operations with foreign businesses to trim their tax bills. (AP)

American companies bailing out on America. They call it inversion. Is it desertion?

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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The Art Of The American Pie: Recipes
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

In the odd chance that our pie hour this week made you hungry — how could it not, right? — we asked our piemaking guests for some of their favorite pie recipes. Enjoy!

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Hillary Clinton: ‘The [Russian] Reset Worked’
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took time out of her global book tour to talk to us about Russia, the press and the global crises shaking the administration she left two years ago.

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