- U.S. debt gridlock distracts from longer-term hole
As we obsess over the debt ceiling debate, other economic problems loom. Today, we look at updates from the deadlock in Washington, but also address the bigger picture: are we approaching our economic problems properly?9:06 a.m.
Lori Montgomery: Journalist at The Washington Post, covers U.S. economic policy and the federal budget, focusing on efforts to tame the national debt.
Peter Coy: Economics editor for Bloomberg BusinessWeek and covers a wide range of economic issues. He also holds the position of senior writer.
Robert Kuttner: Co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect magazine, as well as a Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow. He was a longtime columnist for BusinessWeek, and continues to write columns in the Boston Globe.
- Planning the perfect vacation
Summer is prime vacation time. But even when we manage to get away, many of us find it hard to relax. How can you plan a trip that will help you get the rest your body needs? What kind of mental preparation can you do to have a smooth exit and a painless re-entry into the work place?10:06 a.m.
Michelle Higgins: Practical Travel columnist for the New York Times.
Joe Robinson: Work-life balance speaker, trainer and author of "Don't Miss Your Life" and "Work to Live."
- Turbulence with the Airlines
The airline industry has been in the headlines recently with rising airfares, cuts in services and tens of thousands of laid off workers thanks to U.S. Congressional wrangling. How will all this news impact airline travelers?10:45 a.m.
Scott McCartney: Writes a column about travel and the airline industry for the Wall Street Journal called "The Middle Seat."
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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