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An economic preview of 2010

Dec 28, 2009
What are our economic prospects for the coming year? Bill Radke talks to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
Posted In: Economy

Insurers must be forced to compete

Dec 16, 2009
A way to cut costs in the health care system is competition, but it's strangely missing from the Senate debate. Commentator Robert Reich says if Americans are going to be required to get health insurance, that must change.
Posted In: Health

Climate policy is like buying insurance

Dec 9, 2009
There is a lot we know and don't know for sure about climate change. Commentator David Frum says those unknowns should influence the decisions being made in Copenhagen and Washington, D.C.

Recovery goal: Jobs with good wages

Dec 2, 2009
Commentator and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich will be in attendance at a White House jobs summit on Thursday. He offers a sneak preview of what he plans to say there.

China can't deny market forces forever

Nov 25, 2009
China is getting richer and more powerful, but the markets are as well. Commentator David Frum says not even China can successfully tangle with them for long.

Asset-driven recovery still needs work

Nov 18, 2009
A lot of companies are reporting good profits, but many people are unsure if things have really turned around. What gives? Commentator Robert Reich says it's not that hard to figure out.

America ends love affair with the SUV

Nov 11, 2009
When Americans junked their old cars under the Cash for Clunkers program, they replaced them with more efficient, smaller vehicles. Commentator David Frum draws some larger economy lessons from Detroit's recent troubles.
Posted In: Auto

Avoid bailouts: Restore Glass-Steagall

Nov 4, 2009
The five biggest Wall Street banks are raking in huge profits and paying fat salaries with more confidence they'll receive bailouts if they get into trouble. Commentator Robert Reich offers this solution to avoid "too big to fail."

Watch the commodity trend lines

Oct 28, 2009
Oil, gold and the dollar all fell today. But commentator David Frum says when you're thinking about commodities, it's more important to watch the trend lines than to worry about the spot price.

Examining the insurer-government bout

Oct 21, 2009
The House Judiciary Committee has voted to strip health insurance companies of their ability to get together and fix prices, and the Senate plans to do the same. Commentator Robert Reich examines the skirmish between government and private insurers.


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