Dec 5, 2012 — If Congress fails to reach an agreement on tax increases and spending cuts this year, it will mean sharp reductions in a broad swath of federal spending, from defense and Medicare to education and unemployment benefits. Economists say the cuts would be a serious setback for the economy as a whole.
Jul 24, 2012 — We revisit three radio pieces, on how blind trusts work, how the European Central Bank has been flexing its muscle, and why public pension plans are about to look less healthy.
Feb 22, 2011 — In our first hour of Talk of the Nation, state budgets and Oscar-nominated documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop. In our second hour, Groupon and oil prices.