Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

3:10 p.m. – Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance


How to get the best price for a new car

Read more: 6 Tips to Get the Best Price on a New Car

Ready to make a big purchase? Consumer Reports is out with its list of the best products of the year.

CBS talks with Consumer Reports Senior Editor Mandy Walker about the best TVs, streaming media players, wines and smartphones.

Related Link: CBS: Consumer Reports Best Products of 2013: From smart phones to TVs to wines

10:05 p.m. – Tom Roussey, ABC 7 reporter


Eight local teens hit by car driven by man with learner’s permit. <a href="">Read more here</a>.

8:10 p.m. – Mike McCarthy, editor-in-chief of DC Magazine


How to enjoy local weekend events without missing football.

Teenage burn survivors gather for International Burn Camp


WTOP’s Bob Madigan reports in Edgewater, Md.

7:50 p.m. Scott Miller, national baseball columnist at


Why is MLB Commissioner Bud Selig retiring now

7:40 p.m. Christian Toto, assistant editor at Big Hollywood


Reviewing ‘Rush’ and ‘Don Jon’

7:20 p.m. Lally Weymouth, senior associate editor of The Washington Post


Disagreement between Russia and the U.S. over what a UN resolution on Syria should contain

5:40 p.m. Matt Roush, TV Guide entertainment editor


Michael J. Fox and Robin Williams return to the small screen

Alexandria officers who shot a man 5 times return to duty


Nick Iannelli, WTOP

5:10 p.m. – Jennifer Haberkorn, health care reporter, POLITICO


Another Obamacare delay

4:40 p.m. – Catherine Herridge, chief intelligence correspondent, Fox News


More on Kenya

4:10 p.m. – Bob Nightengale, baseball columnist, USA Today


Bud Selig announces his retirement

2:20 p.m. – Rick Newman, columnist for Yahoo! Finance, and author of "Rebounders: How Winners Pivot From Setback To Success"


Will be tough to convince Americans Obamacare is working

Read more from Yahoo: Gullible Americans Fuel Obamacare’s Bad Rap

12:51 p.m. – Dave Ross, commentator


Bomb, what bomb?

12:10 p.m. Katy Nelson, veterinarian and "Dr. Pawz"


Details on the "dog flu." What it is, where it’s happening and how to prevent it.

10:10 a.m. – Jon Miller, CBS This Morning senior correspondent


Expect increased security at malls and transportation hubs after the deadly, hostage crisis in Kenya.

9:40 a.m. – Larry Sabato, director, University of Virginia Center for Politics


Neither candidate for Virginia’s governor threw a knock-out punch in a Fairfax County debate.

9:10 a.m. – Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va.


Debate on health care needs to be separate from funding the government.

7:40 a.m. – Chuck Todd, NBC chief White House correspondent


Virginia governor debate’s moderation and takeaways.

6:40 a.m. – Rachel Smolkin, managing editor for POLITICO


A government shutdown and Obamacare are not the end of the financial debates.

6:10 a.m. – Robert Sarvis, Libertarian nominee for the governor of Virginia


Reaction to the Virginia governor debate.

Robert Sarvis (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley)

Data Doctors


Last-minute hotel deals

Student loan debt keeps future even farther away

A new survey from American Student Assistance shows many Americans with student debt are having to delay future plans because of the financial burden of student loans.

ASA says delays in purchasing homes or saving for retirement are concerning because it impacts the country’s economic recovery.

Here are some of the statistics from the ASA report:

  • 27 percent of respondents said student loans made it difficult to buy daily necessities.
  • 63 percent said debt affected their ability to make larger purchases like cars.
  • 73 percent said they have put off saving for retirement or other investments.
  • 75 percent said student loan debt affected their decision or ability to purchase a home.

The ASA survey also found that student delayed important life decisions like:

  • 30 percent responded that student loan debt was the deciding factor, or had considerable impact, on their choice of career field;
  • 47 percent indicated it was the deciding factor, or had considerable impact, on their decision or ability to start a small business.
  • 29 percent said they put off marriage.
  • 43 percent said student debt delayed their decision to start a family.

Read the full ASA report here.

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