The Naked Economist examines campaign rhetoric During the political season, talk of the economy comes sprinkled with tax breaks, rebates and promises of more jobs. Economist Charles Wheelan argues that while these promised incentives may make consumers feel better temporarily, they don't help with the big problems of debt and reduced home values.9:06 a.m.
Charles Wheelan: Author of the "Naked Economist" column for Yahoo Finance. He's a lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
Nanotech on the horizon When it comes to chemistry, bigger isn't always better. Some scientists are using DNA as building blocks for new materials that can encrypt information or test new drugs.10:06 a.m.
Paul Alivasatos: Professor of Chemistry at UCLA Berkeley and director of materials science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Nadrian Seeman: Professor of chemistry at New York University. He recently won the American Chemical Society's Nichols Medal for founding and establishing the field of structural DNA nanotechnology.