Dec 8, 2011

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As public education funding continues to get cut, we look at the role of philanthropy in education and hear about philanthrophist Eli Broad's ideas. Congressman Barney Frank talks about the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was a key part of his Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Experience will be an important quality in the 2012 presidential election. European leaders are meeting in Brussels to try and save the euro once again. And baseball player Albert Pujols just signed a major deal with the Los Angeles Angels that could be big for marketing too.

Segments From this episode

Running education more like a business

Dec 8, 2011
Philanthropist Eli Broad discusses the problems with education and his ideas on how to fix it.

Los Angeles Angels sign Albert Pujols

Dec 8, 2011
The heavy-hitter strikes a $254 million deal. Here's how the Angels plan to profit.

For 2012, out with the new, in with the old

Dec 8, 2011
Voters in Iowa will head to the Republican caucus in a few weeks. On the ballot could be a trend that might define the election.

Barney Frank on the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dec 8, 2011
The consumer bureau was supposed to be a key part of Congressman Frank's financial reform law, the Dodd-Frank act. He talks about his frustration with Republicans who voted to block the confirmation of a director.

EU summit takes place in Brussels; divisions abound

Dec 8, 2011
European leaders gather in Brussels to discuss closer fiscal union and try to save the euro, but EU lawmakers are divided on the way forward.

Billionaires go back to school

Dec 8, 2011
Philanthropists are funneling big money into public education. Are they too powerful?

As public education funding continues to get cut, we look at the role of philanthropy in education and hear about philanthrophist Eli Broad’s ideas. Congressman Barney Frank talks about the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was a key part of his Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Experience will be an important quality in the 2012 presidential election. European leaders are meeting in Brussels to try and save the euro once again. And baseball player Albert Pujols just signed a major deal with the Los Angeles Angels that could be big for marketing too.

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