On Tuesday night by a vote of 257-167 the House passed HR 8, the Tax Relief Extension Act, which the Senate passed early Tuesday morning by a vote of 89 to 8. The so-called "fiscal cliff" agreement had been negotiated Monday between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Vice President Joe Biden. The legislation keeps the Bush era tax cuts for individuals making less than $400,000 and couples making less that $450,000. It also makes permanent the fixes for the Alternative Minimum Tax and delays government spending cuts for two months. On Wednesday, the President signed the legislation which avoided the so called "fiscal cliff." More »
Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics, gauges the strength of the U.S. economy and talks about indicators including unemployment numbers, Gross Domestic Product and home sales as well as the sequester's impact on the economy.
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Pres. Obama on Monday announces the nomination of Jason Furman to lead the Council of Economic Advisers. If confirmed Mr. Furman would replace Alan Krueger as chairman.
Matthew Hancock, a member of the British Parliament, talks about his book, Masters of Nothing: Human Nature, Big Finance, and the Fight for the Soul of Capitalism.
Former senators Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) evaluate proposals for reforming the nation's fiscal policies. Both senators served on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
Bloomberg, the financial and news company, hosts a day long summit on the state of the economy in the early days of President Obama's second term. The opening panel looks at the impact of federal budget cuts on the nation's finances.
Book TV's Peter Slen interviews Stewart Lansley in London about the level of economic inequality around the globe.
In an address titled "Creating Resilient Communities," Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives a speech on rethinking the economic policy and practice applied to low-income households and neighborhoods.
Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne argue that our monetary system is antiquated and that a new system of complimentary currencies could help improve the economy in our communities and states. World Affairs Forum of Stamford, Conn. hosts the event.
Jennifer Erickson and Chris Edwards talk about the job creation proposals President Obama outlined in his State of the Union address
While visiting Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, Illinois, President Obama speaks about gun violence.
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