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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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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 | 11:00 AM

A young African economist says “no thanks” to aid for Africa — that it hurts the continent. We’ll stage a debate.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 | 10:00 AM

With President Obama across the Atlantic for the G20 summit, we’ll ask Europeans how they see the way out of the global economic crisis — and whether America can still lead.

 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Former IMF chief economist Simon Johnson says the U.S. is still a prisoner of the financial industry, and needs to make a break.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM

In a global economy in trouble, we’ll get the big view from India, with super-entrepreneur Nandan Nilekani.

 
Monday, March 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM

World finance ministers meet, but can they save the world economy? We’ll probe the G-20 — and the turmoil in global finance.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Australian Paul Gilding calls the economic crisis “The Great Disruption” – the moment when the Earth’s environment and the economy hit the wall, together. We’ll talk with Gilding and others who say it’s time to change.

 
Monday, March 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM

The CIA warns that global economic crisis could spell instability for Latin America, from Argentina north. We’ll ask what’s coming.

 
Monday, January 26, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The Atlantic’s James Fallows is back from China as America transfers power to a new president. We’ll ask how it all looks to the China maven.

 
Monday, January 26, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Uber-economist Martin Feldstein on what it’s really going to take to pull out of the trouble we’re in.

 
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Oct 31, 2014
Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP)

Quarantines and Ebola. An exploding rocket. Apple’s CEO comes out. Hawaiian lava flows. Midterms in the home stretch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 31, 2014
Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) and Sauncho Smilax (Beninico del Toro) share a drink in a scene from the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film, "Inherent Vice," an adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment)

From “Interstellar” to “Into the Woods.” The biggest and best movies of the fall and holiday seasons. What to see, what to skip.

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Oct 30, 2014
Soylent is a new meal-replacement substance meant to offer a complete nutritional alternative to traditional food. (Courtesy Soylent)

Soylent is a grey smoothie the consistency of pancake batter that claims it can replace all your food. On a crowded planet, is this the future of food? Plus: what does the Antares rocket crash mean for private space travel?

 
Oct 30, 2014
Realtor Helen Hertz stands in front of one of her listings in Cleveland Heights, Ohio Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Hertz, a real estate agent for more than three decades, has seen firsthand what has happened to the market in the wake of the recession and foreclosure crisis. (AP)

Home ownership rates are at a 20-year low. Millennials and more aren’t buying. We’ll look at what American’s think now about owning a home.

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Awards Season 2014: The Movies Worth Your Time
Friday, Oct 31, 2014

What movies should you watch before 2014 comes to a close? Our critics offer their picks for the movies of the season right here.

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A Bit More On The History Of Quarantine
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

So this whole quarantine thing — why to do it, when to do it, and when to just say no.

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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

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