Life - Most Commented
Apr 25, 2011
The insurance exchanges for people with preexisting conditions aren't living up to expectations. And politics plays a part.
Nov 23, 2010
Billions go towards teachers' raises, raises because the teacher earned a master's degrees. Many are questioning the practice, especially because there's not a lot of evidence that a master's degree makes a better teacher.
Oct 26, 2010
Once babies learn how to walk and talk, they've got a whole slew of skills they'll have to learn to stay competitive in the future job market.
Oct 14, 2010
Indian families are usually keen to marry their daughters off to men overseas, who are seen to have better prospects. But there's little these families can do if the groom takes their dowries and lavish gifts before abandoning the bride. Raymond Thibodeaux reports from New Delhi.
Jul 20, 2010
End-of-life care is often the most expensive health care. Many people, when given the option, choose to opt out of experimental therapies and drugs as they approach death, but the current health care system structure incentivizes more care instead of less. So patients' wishes often get left out of the equation.
Nov 19, 2009
Virtually the entire sugar beet crop in the United States is genetically engineered to protect it from herbicides. Now, a lawsuit claiming the biotech beets pose a risk to other varieties could threaten sugar production. Mitchell Hartman reports.
May 20, 2009
Congress is debating how to pay for a health care overhaul and what form a new system will take. Lawmakers are trying to find a middle ground, but commentator Robert Reich says a lot may be lost in the process.
Jan 8, 2009
Have you noticed there's less peanut butter in your jar? Some packaged goods companies have been reducing the weight of certain products and selling them for the same price. Sean Cole asks: Is it deceptive?
Jan 2, 2009
Money might not grow on trees, but apparently it's all over the streets. Sally Herships reports on a New York family that's building a nest egg with small change they find just lying around.