Jan 18, 2017

01/18/2017: Union City has hope, but it needs jobs

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In a lot of ways, the story of Union City, Pennsylvania is the story of the 2016 presidential election. Folks there have lost hundreds of manufacturing jobs, and now they're waiting in hope for President-elect Donald Trump to follow through…

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Union City: a town waiting on Trump's promises

Jan 18, 2017
Voters in this small Pennsylvania community have hope, but need jobs.
Union City, Pennsylvania, once the "chair capital of the world," now searches for a new identity.
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Companies try to avoid the Trump Twitter treatment

Jan 18, 2017
It’s not even Inauguration Day yet, but we’re getting a pretty clear sense of President-elect Donald Trump’s negotiating style with corporate America. His tweets have chastised manufacturers like Carrier, GM and Ford for outsourcing jobs, prompting those companies to promise…

Do high-deductible plans make the health care system better?

Jan 18, 2017
A lesson in how your insurance plan can influence your health.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Rep. Tom Price testifies during his confirmation hearing January 17, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 

 
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Japan standardizes toilet buttons to accommodate foreign tourists

Jan 18, 2017
High-tech toilets, while impressive, are often difficult to understand.
The Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association has created a set of universal, standardized graphics for Toto's buttons.
Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association

Will U.S. contribution to U.N. Green Climate Fund be its last?

Jan 18, 2017
The Obama administration contributes another half a billion dollars.

In a lot of ways, the story of Union City, Pennsylvania is the story of the 2016 presidential election. Folks there have lost hundreds of manufacturing jobs, and now they’re waiting in hope for President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on his campaign promise to bring them back. Then, we look at high-deductible health care plans through a researcher who experimented on himself and risked heart failure in the process.

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