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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Economists Thomas Piketty and N. Gregory Mankiw (AP / Harvard University)

Economist Thomas Piketty and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers N. Gregory Mankiw debate inequality, the middle class and the American economic system.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 11:00 AM
This undated photo provided by Harvard Press shows French economist Thomas Piketty. In his new book, Piketty, who helped popularize the notion of a privileged 1 percent, sounds a grim warning: The U.S. economy is beginning to decay into the aristocratic Europe of the 19th century. (AP)

Red-hot political economist Thomas Piketty on inequality in the 21st century. And Economist Gregory Mankiw responds.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Outgoing Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Gary Gensler testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, before the Senate Banking Committee as lawmakers examine how to mitigate systemic risk in financial markets through Wall Street reforms. (AP)

Gary Gensler is a hero to those who call for crackdown on Wall Street. “Arch-enemy” to those who don’t. He’s leaving his top watchdog job, and with us for an exit interview.

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Friday, October 18, 2013 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Lawmakers Wednesday voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown. (AP)

Shutdown ends. Nuclear talks with Iran. An American Medal of Honor. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Illinois' State Capitol building

Illinois hikes its income taxes 67 percent to help close a massive budget deficit. We look at states swimming in red ink and the way out.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Paul Krugman (AP)

Economist and columnist Paul Krugman fires his salvos on the big economic debate in Washington now –more stimulus spending or more austerity.

 
Friday, April 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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In 2010, women still make 77 cents to every dollar men make. We’ll deconstruct the numbers, and look at the status of American women today.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Are higher taxes inevitable to address the U.S. deficit? We look at the debate over spending, debt, and tax rates.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama, center, with Dr. Kedar Gupta, right, and Dr. Carl Rick Schwedtfeger, left, from Arc Energy during his tour of an L.E.D. lighting manufacturer in Nashua, N.H.,Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. (AP)

Can America export its way out of economic crisis? It’s President Obama’s goal. How would it work? Will it work?

 
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.

 
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Aug 22, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Florrissant, Mo. (AP)

The National Guard and Eric Holder in Ferguson. ISIS beheads an American journalist. Texas Governor Rick Perry gets a mug shot. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Aug 22, 2014
In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine. (AP)

The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS, viral fundraising and how we give in the age of social media.

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Aug 22, 2014
In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine. (AP)

The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS, viral fundraising and how we give in the age of social media.

 
Aug 22, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Florrissant, Mo. (AP)

The National Guard and Eric Holder in Ferguson. ISIS beheads an American journalist. Texas Governor Rick Perry gets a mug shot. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Why Facebook And Twitter Had Different Priorities This Week
Friday, Aug 22, 2014

There’s no hidden agenda to the difference between most people’s Facebook and Twitter feeds this week. Just a hidden type of emotional content and case use. Digiday’s John McDermott explains.

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Our Week In The Web: August 22, 2014
Friday, Aug 22, 2014

On mixed media messaging, Spotify serendipity and a view of Earth from the International Space Station.

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Your (Weird? Wonderful? Wacky?) Roommate Stories
Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

We asked, and you delivered: some of the best roommate stories from across our many listener input channels.

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