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Monday, February 1, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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More voices call America’s staggering national debt a national emergency. Can Washington find the will — and the right way — to tackle it?

 
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.

 
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Cheapskates, tight wads, and penny pinchers. We’ll look at the benefits, and costs, of not parting with your money.

 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Novelist Margaret Atwood turns her discerning eye to debt, to what we owe each other, and what makes us human.

 
Monday, August 4, 2008 | 10:00 AM

Hard-hit American consumers are turning to credit cards to plug their financial holes. Could the debt they’re racking up be the next shoe to drop in America’s credit crisis?

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | 10:00 AM

Heavyweight Harvard economist Martin Feldstein on the economic mess we are in, and maybe, the way out.

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Monday, July 14, 2008 | 10:00 AM

The U.S .Treasury and Federal Reserve jump in to rescue the pillars of the US mortgage system: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

 
Thursday, December 20, 2007 | 11:00 AM

Warren Bennis has made a big name for himself over the years as a business management guru. He’s been an advisor to Fortune 500 companies and to presidents. Along the way, he’s thought a lot about leadership — what makes a great CEO, general, president. Lately he’s decided that it all comes down to judgment. […]

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007 | 10:00 AM

Tom Perkins, and the legendary venture capital firm he co-founded, has been a driving force in Silicon Valley for over thirty-five years. Netscape, Amazon, Google — some would say his firm built the Valley as we know it today. When Al Gore wanted to help spark a green technology revolution, he joined up with Perkins’ […]

 
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 | 10:00 AM

Former Wall Street hotshot, now Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson is orchestrating a big banks “mega-fund” to help mop up the subprime mortgage mess — and try to get some of that bad debt off the books and avoid a deeper credit crunch that could still stove in the U.S. economy. The stakes are high, but […]

 
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Feb 27, 2015
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.  (AP)

A US-Israel rift. A win for net neutrality. “American Sniper” verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Feb 27, 2015
This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. (AP)

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

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Feb 26, 2015
Humanist chaplain Bart Campolo, center, a former Evangelical Christian youth minister, and his wife, Marty, right, mingle with students as they wait for the start of a forum at the University of Southern California, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP)

More Americans are turning away from religion. We’ll look at how to live a moral life without it.

 
Feb 26, 2015
This Feb. 20, 2015 photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. (AP)

New breakthroughs on peanut allergies – treatment and prevention. And a question: are we too clean for our own good? Plus: did giant gerbils from Asia really bring the bubonic plague to Europe?

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Our Week In The Web: February 27, 2015
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

We won’t lead you into a debate on the color of #TheDress (it’s blue and black, end of debate), but we do wonder about the blurring lines between so-called Internet culture and general popular culture. Also, it’s snowing in Boston. Still.

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Two Congressmen Weigh In On DHS Funding
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland present their views on the ongoing Congressional budget fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. (Spoiler: They do not agree on a resolution of the crisis).

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Our Week In The Web: February
Friday, Feb 20, 2015

We explain what happened with the old podcast feed this week and last, share some other Oscar categories and reminisce about the golden days of Double Rainbows and Honey Badgers who just don’t care.

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