Financial industry reform presses forward The Financial Reform's conference committee meets today to reconcile the financial reform bills approved by the House and the more controversial version from the Senate. We'll discuss what laws should be preserved and the future of credit rating agencies.9:06 a.m.
Claire Hill: Professor of law at the University of Minnesota. Her recent article in the NY Times is called "Another View: Reining In the Rating Agencies."
Daniel Alpert: Founding managing director of Westwood Capital LLC.
Newsmaker: Super Tuesday primaries Today nearly a dozen states hold their primary elections amid anti-incumbent fever. There are more candidates running since the 1970s, and among these are a number of wealthy GOP women. Midmorning looks at the changing face of national politics.9:45 a.m.
Reid Wilson: Editor of the political blog Hotline On Call.
Is book publishing dying? In a recent op-ed for the New York Times, Garrison Keillor argues that with the rise of blogs and self-publishing, book publishing as we know it, and its role in the creation of authors, is about to "slide into the sea." Two industry observers say that while publishing is in trouble, the end isn't near.10:06 a.m.
Ron Hogan: Founder and curator of the literary website Beatrice.com. He has written about the business side of publishing for Galley Cat.
Carolyn Kellogg: Book critic and lead blogger for the LA Times book blog Jacket Copy.