August 31st, 2012
04:30 PM ET

This weekend on Your Money

Instead of laying out a serious economic plan, Republicans spent the week talking about the gold standard, same-sex marriage and tax cuts. They did talk about our #1 issue - jobs – but Mitt Romney’s claim that he can create 12 million jobs in 4 years is a bold-faced lie.

Plus...the national debt is pushing $16 trillion. President Obama put together the Simpson-Bowles commission to tackle the problem. The commission issued a bipartisan debt reduction plan, which President Obama ignored. VP Candidate Paul Ryan criticized the president for that at the RNC this week; problem is, Paul Ryan opposed the plan as well. Ali speaks with former senator Alan Simpson to find out if anyone is serious about fixing our debt problem.

And...former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is a real fiscal and social conservative. But he worked for President Obama, and - partly because of that - his poll numbers never got out of single digits. He's boycotting the Republican National Convention because he says the GOP has lost its way. He tells Ali whether a Romney presidency can improve America's economic situation and what it will take to bring conservatives together again.

Your Money with Ali Velshi airs on CNN Saturday at 1:00p and Sunday at 3:00p ET


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August 3rd, 2012
03:33 PM ET

This week on Your Money

Nothing is more important than job growth in our economy right now, but our elected leaders seem to be doing everything in their power to derail it. From sequestration to the battle over the debt ceiling, Congress continues to waste our time with partisan blackmail and political showmanship on the wrong issues.

With three more jobs reports before the presidential election, Ali Velshi and guests Mohamed El-Erian and Stephen Moore zero in on how a hiring recovery could boost consumer confidence and jump-start our economy.

Also: Why do the economy and the markets seem to be pulling in opposite directions and how can you make sure your portfolio is positioned right to protect your prosperity? Ali talks to two professional investors about where to invest now to improve your portfolio.


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July 21st, 2012
08:58 AM ET

Fiscal cliff: Biggest threat to U.S. economy

Partisan politics and congressional inaction has led the U.S. economy to the dire situation it's in today.


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July 14th, 2012
10:47 AM ET

This week on Your Money

The economic storm Ali has been warning you about is getting closer to our shores, and the dispute over taxation in this country is making things worse.

The president's proposal to extend the Bush tax cuts only for families earning less than $250,000 is being called a job killer by Mitt Romney and Republicans. They say it is squeezing small businesses, the engine of job creation in this country. Ali takes a deep-dive into the reality of small business job and wealth creation to expose the myths and truths behind the battle over the Bush-era tax cuts.

Fareed Zakaria joins the program, along with Norm Ornstein, Will Cain, Christine Romans, and Kevin Hassett of the Romney campaign.

Your Money with Ali Velshi airs Saturday at 1pm ET and Sunday at 3pm ET on CNN


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July 7th, 2012
10:10 AM ET

This weekend on Your Money

Ali has warned of an economic storm that is nearing our shores, and this weekend he shows you just how that is manifesting itself in our economy and how cheap credit may have fanned the flames. Access to credit allowed people to out-spend their means, propping up a housing bubble and making Americans feel wealthier than they actually were.

With interest rates now at record lows, the problem persists and is starting to drag down our tepid growth.  Ali interviews former Chief economist for the IMF Raghuram Rajan about what this will mean for the future of the U.S. economy and Americans who have lost touch with the American Dream.

Also: how to protect yourself in a financial storm. Money manager Jim Awad and Ali discuss which stocks or investment securities hold up better in times of economic distress.

Your Money with Ali Velshi airs Saturday at 1pm ET and Sunday at 3pm ET on CNN


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June 22nd, 2012
03:33 PM ET

This weekend on Your Money

The economy is headed for a recession in 2013 and the next president can't stop it. Congress can help, but not before the partisan bickering stops. We'll hear from political and financial experts and tell you how YOU can make a difference.

And you can’t talk about a slowing economy and the possibility of a recession without talking about Europe. Is the U.S. headed down the economic path forged by Greece?

And if what's happening in Washington doesn't hit home, the cuts you're seeing in your city and state might. We’ll talk to two mayors about what they’re doing.

Your Money airs on CNN Saturday at 1pm EST and Sunday at 3pm EST


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