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Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., taks on his phone just off the Senate floor following lunch with fellow Democrats, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. His daughter's M.B.A. was determined to have been incorrectly granted in 2008 after a lengthy investigation. (AP)

Nepotism in America. From the political elite to the boardroom suite, we’ll look at the rise of family ties. Plus, we’ll look at the new shape of the SAT exam, and what it will mean for young college applicants.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Banker Jordan Belfort (Leonard DiCaprio) runs a high-profile penny stock firm that pulls in big fees on nearly worthless stocks in the Martin Scorese film, "The Wolf Of Wall Street." (Paramount Pictures)

“The Wolf of Wall Street” is making waves well beyond its Academy Award nominations. We’ll catch the controversy.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM
A trader wears glasses celebrating the new year while working on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP)

We take on the economic outlook for 2014, the new year ahead. We’ll look at what’s working, what’s not and what’s coming for the US economy.

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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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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Our Nov. 5 hour exploring the coming launch of social media giant Twitter’s Initial Public Offering (or IPO) asked you, our listeners and online followers, for input on what value you see in the service. We got a pretty broad range of responses.

 
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 | 10:00 AM
An updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange features a Twitter logo, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in New York. Twitter Inc. will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday morning after setting a price for its IPO sometime Wednesday evening. (AP)

Twitter’s big IPO – the buzz, the billions and assessing the value of an empire of tweets.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Galleon Group founder and accused of making more than $50 million Raj Rajaratnam enters Manhattan federal court on the first day of jury selection, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in New York.  (AP/ Louis Lanzano)

Raj Rajaratnam on trial. Insider trading, hedge funds, and the fairness of the US financial system, on trial too.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 | 10:00 AM
A pair of traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Jan. 28, 2011. (AP)

After the financial crash and bailouts and commissions, did we clean up Wall Street? We ask bigtime financial journalists Michael Lewis and Bethany McLean.

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Monday, September 27, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Michael Douglas in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

Michael Douglas is back as Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” We see if greed is still good, with guests A.O. Scott and Roger Lowenstein.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The fate of financial reform is precarious, and lawmakers could still produce a bill that has “no real impact,” Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, told Tom Ashbrook.

 
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Apr 2, 2015
A man leaves a GNC store, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in New York. Numerous store brand supplements aren’t what their labels claim to be, an ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. (AP)

What’s really in your herbal supplements? Americans spend billions on supplements. What are they getting?

Apr 2, 2015
Monica Lewinsky, the former Clinton White House intern, delivers a TED Talk, "The Price of Shame," at a 2015 TED Conference  in Austin, TX. (Courtesy TED)

Public shaming. In the age of social media, it happens fast and furious. We’ll look at shaming takedowns and what they tell us.

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Apr 1, 2015
Characters and logo from BabyFirstTV , a television and digital entertainment group specifically targeting infants and babies younger than two years old. (BabyFirstTV / Facebook)

TV and screen time for babies. Toddlers. It’s so tempting. So available. But is it a good idea?

 
Apr 1, 2015
In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, oil pump jacks work in unison, in Williston, N.D. The number of drill rigs in western North Dakota's oil patch has slipped to a five-year low with the falling price of oil.  (AP)

American energy production at a time of low oil prices. Oil, gas, wind, solar. And what the changed oil price landscape means.

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Our Week In The Web: March 27, 2015
Friday, Mar 27, 2015

More on the incessant email debate, plus some goats living their best lives and the sad allure of Manhattan’s shuttered Pommes Frites.

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Mobile Payments Offer Convenience If You Keep Your Email Safe
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

Thinking about moving your wallet to your phone? You can! And maybe you should? But TechCrunch senior writer Josh Constine has a few things to tell you before you do.

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Using Technology To Get Your Kids Outside
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

The latest and greatest — using apps to make natural exploration more fun for your kids.

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