The Brian Lehrer Show

Irish President Michael D. Higgins

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Michael D. Higgins, president of Ireland, is in New York for his first official visit to the U.S. He discusses Ireland's economy and his views on what could remake the country financially.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Do Low Interest Rates Make a Difference?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Federal Reserve has pledged to keep interest rates low for the foreseeable future. Does it change your behavior? Daniel Gross, columnist and economics editor at Yahoo! Finance, discusses the possible effects of this decision on the financial habits of individuals.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Weak Economy and Plans to Fix it

Friday, August 05, 2011

Annie Lowrey, economy and business reporter for Slate, discusses the stock slide yesterday, the jobs numbers out today, and the various strategies in Europe and the U.S. to fix the weak economy.

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The Takeaway

Used Car Prices Soar

Friday, June 10, 2011

It used to be that you'd buy a used car to save money. But now, prices for used cars are soaring to unprecedented heights, causing some buyers to wonder if it isn't savvier to just buy new.  

What's driving up the price of used cars? Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau, has the answers. 

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The Takeaway

Economy: 230,000 Jobs Added in March

Friday, April 01, 2011

Private employers, the backbone of the economy, drove nearly all of the gains last month, adding 230,000 new jobs. This comes on top of the 240,000 added in February and was the first time private hiring topped 200,000 in back-to-back months since 2006. There was good news about unemployment numbers too, as the unemployment rate dipped from 8.9 percent in February to 8.8 percent in March. The rate has fallen a full percentage point over the last four months, the sharpest drop since 1983. Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, analyzes the news.


The Leonard Lopate Show

The Twelve Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy

Friday, January 21, 2011

Economist Daniel Altman predicts which industries will grow, which economies will crumble, which investments will pay off, and where the next big crisis may occur. In Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy, he looks at what the global economy will look like in the years to come, bringing together hidden trends, societal pressures, and policy endgames to make twelve predictions about the years ahead.

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