What a difference 10 years make
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High U.S. health care costs, a Bear Stearns love story and an insider’s guide on how to be a toymaker. Plus, the gender wage gap and, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the only company making kegs from American steel.
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How to be a toymaker
Melissa Bernstein of Melissa & Doug on how she does her job.
Why the U.S. spends twice as much for health care
Health care in the United States costs a lot of money. In fact, we, as a country, spend twice as much as other wealthy nations. And we’re collectively less healthy than many others. But why is it like this? Conventional wisdom says that Americans use more health care — more tests, scans, screenings and prescriptions. […]
The last American keg company says tariffs come with unintended consequences
"As the import steel goes up in cost so does the domestic steel," Paul Czachor, CEO of American Keg Co. told us.
Women and their employers can both work to combat gender wage gaps
For every dollar that U.S. men make, women make about 80 cents. Black women make 63 cents for every dollar white men make. Latinas make 54 cents.
Indigenous communities are hit hard in American's most expensive cities
Look at any list of the most expensive places to live in the United States, and San Francisco and the Bay Area are almost always near the top. With 3.7 million Native Americans living in urban areas, the high cost of living is changing the lives of many. High Country News reporter Julian Brave NoiseCat […]