Topics and Guests for Oct. 1

October always scares the wits out of many investors because of the crashes in 1929 and 1987, the 500-plus point drops on Oct. 27, 1997, 1978 and 1979 and 1989’s Friday the 13th. But should you really fear for your portfolio?

We'll have the October forecast...

Iraqis are demanding jobs, setting cars ablaze and throwing stones while local security responds with gunfire. Many of the protests are said to be due to frustrations over the postwar economy and joblessness... we'll get a live report

Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., says American taxpayers should not have to pay Iraq’s debt to countries like France and Russia. He plans to offer an amendment to President Bush's $87 billion request for postwar Iraq and Afghanistan that would make the reconstruction money a grant, rather than a loan… but only if other countries forgive their old Iraqi debts.

Edward Djerejian, a specialist who heads up the U.S. Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy for the Arab and Muslim World (search), will explain why he thinks the country must overhaul its diplomacy programs.

Arnold Schwarzenegger (search) lays out is first 100 days in office, even before California gubernatorial recall election!

Plus -- If consumer confidence is dropping, but retailers are selling well along with department stores, what is the disconnect there? We'll investigate...

And meet the man behind, the site dedicated to supporting Martha Stewart (search). Find out why John Small is trying to raise some $20,000 for the domestic diva.

About Your World...

More than just facts and figures, Your World with Cavuto gets to the heart of the matter with in-depth analysis from our FOX Business News All-Stars:

Terry Keenan, host of Cashin' In
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David Asman, host of Forbes on Fox