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Sheila Bair: "Bull by the Horns"

Sheila Bair describes the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath as she saw it during her time as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She explains why the U.S. financial system is still at risk and tougher regulatory reform is needed.

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Fairness In State Courts: Electing Versus Appointing State Judges

State judges rule on most legal cases, but some argue campaign funding for judicial candidates leads to bias. Please join us to discuss fairness in state courts: elections versus appointment for state judges.

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New Concerns Over Credit Card Debt Collection

Americans are $21 billion dollars behind on their credit card debt and more banks are using aggressive collection tactics. Why consumers groups are alarmed and what it could mean for borrowers.

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Bankers Behaving Badly

Scandals at three big British banks have grabbed headlines recently. Some in the financial world say these aren't isolated incidents, but rather all-too-common practices.

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Rising Home Prices In The U.S.

For the first time in seven years, home prices are going up. What fewer foreclosures, record low mortgage rates and renewed investor enthusiasm mean for the U.S housing market and the overall economy.

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Jeff Faux: "The Servant Economy" (Rebroadcast)

An economist describes the financial decline of the middle class and why he believes neither political party will stop it.

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New Testimony And More Questions In The Interest Rate Rigging Scandal

Regulators in at least seven countries are looking into the Libor interest rate scandal. New testimony and what it may mean on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Kaine Parts With President On Tax Plan

President Obama didn't expect to get support from many Republicans for his plan to raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 per year, but criticism from Obama supporter Tim Kaine also came in this week. 

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The Global Banking Scandal

The ousted chief executive of Barclays Bank says it wasn’t the only financial institution that tried to manipulate benchmark interest rates. We look at the widening global bank scandal and the role of regulators.

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