Mar 31, 2021
Measuring well-being in the U.S.
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Gallup and West Health are out today with the latest numbers on health care affordability in the U.S., and it's not a good picture, as 18% of respondents say they can't afford quality care. Plus, markets pay attention to President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan. And, the effort to diversify boardrooms in corporate America.
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Biden's infrastructure spending plan increases optimism that economy will get back on track
"Infrastructure has been widely talked about as a plan that President Biden is going to launch. We're going to hear details of that. And then there's also talk of more stimulus beyond that infrastructure initiative. That's all positive. Money flowing into the economy is good," said Susan Schmidt, head of U.S. equities at Aviva Investors. The offset to that, Schmidt said, is that interest rates will rise as well. But it's good, at the moment, that rates are inching up gradually, she said.
New data finds problems with the cost of U.S. health care
Marketplace's Jasmine Garsd has more on the research from Gallup and West Health.
Take Your Seat CEO Jerusha Stewart on how barriers to networking contribute to a lack of diversity in corporate boardrooms.
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