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Monday, December 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. (AP)

A weak ruble and a turbulent economy. We look at Putin’s Russia and what its economic free fall means.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Specialist Ronnie Howard, center, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP)

The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We’ll lay out the global economy now.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 10:00 AM
In this Oct. 25, 2010 file photo, PIMCO Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer Mohamed El-Erian gestures as he speaks during a session at the Buttonwood Gathering on Fixing Finance in New York. (AP)

We talk to big economist Mohamed El-Erian about the US economy, the global economy and where we may be headed.

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Monday, December 6, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Protestors walk past a billboard which reads 'No to austerity' during a demonstration in Brussels, 2010. (AP)

Timothy Garton Ash and economist Simon Johnson on the European debt crisis and the future of Europe.

 
Thursday, August 26, 2010 | 11:00 AM
People celebrate in downtown Sao Paulo (AP).

We go south to look at Brazil on the rise, and the miners trapped in Chile.

 
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | 10:00 AM
The view before a stock price indicator in Tokyo, June 21, 2010. (AP)

Finance historian Niall Ferguson joins us for a step-back look at the global economy and America’s economic staying power.

 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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We’ll look at Europe’s — and maybe the world’s — debt crisis, as Greece, Spain, and Portugal wobble and the E.U. is on the line.

 
Monday, January 18, 2010 | 11:00 AM

The two giants tangle over cyberattacks, censorship, and the Internet. We’ll look at the stakes — for Google, China, and more.

 
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Back home from Copenhagen, with a deal that satisfies no one. We’ll talk with those who were there about what happens next.

 
Thursday, November 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM

President Obama makes his first trip to Asia. We’ll look at his agenda, and the rising power of the East.

 
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May 26, 2015
Blogger and activist Pamela Geller speaks at a conference she organized entitled “Stop Islamization of America,” in New York on Sept. 11, 2012. (AP)

Two new books on free speech–one by a former New York Times correspondent, the other a Fox News contributor. They don’t see eye to eye—and tell us why.

May 26, 2015
The saola is an exceedingly rare mammal found in the mountains of Southeast Asia. (Wikicommons)

Endangered species and the search for one of the world’s rarest creatures deep into the wilds of central Laos.

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May 25, 2015
New York Times columnist David Brooks explores a history of American moral character in his new book, "The Road to Character." Former US Labor Secretary Frances Perkins (R), is one of the subjects he profiles in his books. (David Burnett / AP)

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

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