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TV writer Nell Scovell says men need to "make room"

Mar 22, 2018
It's not a pipeline problem, she says, but a "broken doorbell problem."
Nell Scovell says that when comedian Garry Shandling said she wrote like a guy, she took it as a compliment.
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Big Tech is slowly, carefully creeping into banking

Mar 13, 2018
After disrupting retail, bookstores and media, tech companies are tiptoeing into the highly-regulated world of banking.

For Dallas Fed president, sustaining long-term growth will take more than tax cuts

Robert Kaplan says fiscal policy should bring less debt and focus on economic fundamentals.
Pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange.
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A scientist worries about a climate "hostile to science and the truth"

Government funding has been pretty reliable — up until now, the Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher says.

Why consumer credit is a matter of "social trust"

Jul 25, 2017
The modern credit economy mostly works, author Josh Lauer says.
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Health insurance comes at a cost but so does not having it

Jul 13, 2017
Five years later, we check back with pipe organ builder Bradley Gawthrop about what's it's like trying to get insurance when you're self-employed or unemployed.
A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at a free Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fair on November 2013.
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Health care costs are pricey in the small business world

We check in with Cary Quigley, who runs a plastics company in Pennsylvania.
Factory workers at Erie's Sterling Technologies in 2017.
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What it's like to let someone try to phish you

Jul 7, 2017
PhishMe simulates scams as a way to train people what not to click on.
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When can we stop using cash?

Jul 5, 2017
Paying with bills and coins is "a combination of cost cost, convenience cost and time cost," researcher says.

How to understand health care, one subparagraph at a time

Jul 5, 2017
We call up an expert to help us make sense of the Senate bill's text.
Legislation is “like an old Roman city,” says Nicholas Bagley, a law professor at the University of Michigan. The original is on the bottom and amendments are layered on top. To understand legislation, you have to know how it's changed, he says. Above, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media in June to announce that the Senate GOP will delay a vote on its health care bill until after the July Fourth recess. 
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