Oct 13, 2017

10/13/2017: Fall colds, fall sports and school hacks

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We're talking about the cost of cold and flu season this week, then digging into the president's health care plans and looking into a hacking attack on a Montana school district. Later, the business of dog walking and what it's…

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Beer, big screen TVs and the Dodgers

Oct 13, 2017
Fall sports are in full swing. Football season began last month, hockey kicked off last week, basketball begins soon and playoff baseball has fans riveted. And lots of people will be watching from sports bars instead of the couch. This is…
Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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How to prevent a cold or flu for less than $21

Oct 13, 2017
Two doctors told Marketplace Weekend the best ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season.

Why it's so hard to qualify as a dog walker

Oct 13, 2017
Laine Higgins wanted to earn some extra cash. So she applied for a job as a dog walker in New York City with one of the many on-demand dog-walking services. And was denied. “I got one question wrong on the…

Schools have become the latest target of cyberattacks

Oct 13, 2017
A hacking organization shut down a Montana school district for three days following threats of violence and a demand for bitcoin.
A laptop displays a message after being infected by a ransomware as part of a worldwide cyberattack.
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What President Trump's health care order could mean for you

Oct 13, 2017
Why nothing will change right away

The cost of being a DACA recipient

Oct 13, 2017
It's $495, to be exact. Where does the money go?
People rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program near Trump Tower in New York on Oct. 5.
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We’re talking about the cost of cold and flu season this week, then digging into the president’s health care plans and looking into a hacking attack on a Montana school district. Later, the business of dog walking and what it’s like to run a sports bar during baseball playoffs.