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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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Jan 29, 2015
Mike Johnson, a sales manager at a local Honda car dealership, walks past a row of Honda CRV SUVs Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz.  (AP)

Is it the next subprime scandal? Banking giants piling into high-interest auto loans for the poor. We’ll investigate.

Jan 29, 2015
This Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 a street side memorial with a painted portrait of Ezell Ford near where he was shot when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014, on a street near his home in South Los Angeles. (AP)

The author of “Ghettoside” takes us deep into murder and law enforcement in minority neighborhoods. We want your story.

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Pellissippi State Community College Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP)

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