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In Washington this week, the US Senate voted to kill a rule adopted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that allowed Americans to join class-action lawsuits against financial institutions such as banks and credit card companies. Richard Cordray, CFPB director and former Ohio Attorney General, called the vote "a giant setback for every consumer in the country."

Today, we look at the future of the CFPB under the Trump administration's deregulation agenda.

Even before Barack Obama moved into the White House, he and his team made a choice that made actually selling his policies to the public more difficult.

In December 2008, Obama's economic team gathered in Chicago to map out what would become the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"A dispute, discussion, something breaks out at that meeting. We haven't even come in yet," said Austan Goolsbee, a professor at the University of Chicago, who was a top economic adviser in the early years of the Obama presidency.

Economic Forecast for Central Ohio in 2016

Jan 7, 2016
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A recent report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services showed a new record high in the number of job openings in the state. Yet, as the region's employment growth exceeds the national average, Columbus is weak on starting new businesses. Coming up, the economic forecast for central Ohio in 2016. 

Chris Farrell: Boomers Should Consider "Unretirement"

Nov 27, 2015
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We've been told the same horror story for years: retiring baby-boomers will cause the ultimate collapse of Social Security and be forced to work until they die.

But 'boomers aren't retiring--at least, not in the typical fashion.  In a survey, nearly three quarters of those over-50 said they want to work after their "retirement."

Chris Farrell: Boomers Should Consider "Unretirement"

Jun 25, 2015
Bob Cotter / Flickr

We've been told the same horror story for years: retiring baby-boomers will cause the ultimate collapse of Social Security and be forced to work until they die.

But 'boomers aren't retiring--at least, not in the typical fashion.  In a survey, nearly three quarters of those over-50 said they want to work after their "retirement."

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Senator Rob Portman recently spoke about the gap between rich and poor, and called on Republicans to embrace a "constructive conservative" stance to address it. Everyone agrees that poverty is a growing problem, but solutions are contentious. This hour we'll look at the history and possible cures to economic inequality.

 Guests:

Economics of marijuana legal and illegal in the U.S. We will talk with the author of Joint Ventures: Inside America's Almost Legal Marijuana Industry, about the economic advantages and disadvantages of the legalization of marijuana. Guests:

  • Trish Regan, author and broadcast journalist
  • Michael Komorn, President, Michigan Medical Marijuana Association
  • Howard Rahtz, retired Cincinnati Police Captain/Law Enforcement Against Prohibition member

Financial stability can be tough, but answers are available out there, and today is a great opportunity to get the materials you need to succeed. Jonathan Pond, a financial adviser for PBS, joined All Sides with Ann Fisher for another hour to continue to talk about securing your financial future. Pond talked about how to wisely manage your wallet and bank account, and how his materials will improve your financial situation. “I look at your debt, the objective is to give you a guideline, a plan, to reduce your debt realistically,â€? Pond said.

Planning for a Secure Financial Future

May 6, 2011

How can you move to plan for a financially secure future? Jonathan Pond, a financial adviser for PBS, joined All Sides with Ann Fisher to talk about practical advice for dealing with the economic downturn, and planning for a secure financial future. Pond also talked about financial stability for everyone. "We've had people range from 18 through their late 90's," Pond said.

U.S. Financial System

Jan 11, 2010

The condition of the U.S. financial system, with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business finance professor emeritus Stephen Buser.

Central Ohio's Economy

Jan 5, 2010

Central Ohio's economy - the good, the bad, and the ugly - with a panel of local economic experts: Columbus Chamber of Commerce vice president of economic analysis Bill LaFayette, Huntington Bancshares vice president George Mokrzan and Commerce National Bank chief economic adviser James Newton.