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Oct 12, 2017

10/12/17: If you can’t repeal it …

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that will eventually allow Americans to buy health insurance with lower premiums. While younger, healthier people may be able to take advantage of these plans, they may exclude some sick people with pre-existing conditions and other factors Obamacare eradicated. The president is keeping us in business as fact-checkers: Last night he said the rising stock market will fix the debt problem. But debt and stocks are entirely different assets and can't be compared dollar for dollar. And while fires rage in Northern California, we look into the risk assessment of floods and why some in Houston would prefer their homes stay off official floodplain maps.

 

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Hungry and broke? We've got a cookbook for you, millennials

Miranda Berman and Gabi Moskowitz want to hold your hand in the kitchen.
The "Someday I'll Be Rich Rice and Beans" from a new cookbook by Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman.
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Why flood maps may not include areas that actually flood

Oct 12, 2017
The maps take data from past disasters and apply it to future risk, but the calculations can get tricky — and political.
Floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey surround a home on Sept. 6, 2017, in Houston.
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Do rising stock prices help the nation’s debt?

Oct 12, 2017
The stock market has surged for much of the last year, and the president — like all presidents — is trying to take credit. Fair enough. But last night, he suggested the stock market can help fix the country’s national debt problem. Which got a lot of people scratching a lot of heads. Is there even any […]

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that will eventually allow Americans to buy health insurance with lower premiums. While younger, healthier people may be able to take advantage of these plans, they may exclude some sick people with pre-existing conditions and other factors Obamacare eradicated. The president is keeping us in business as fact-checkers: Last night he said the rising stock market will fix the debt problem. But debt and stocks are entirely different assets and can’t be compared dollar for dollar. And while fires rage in Northern California, we look into the risk assessment of floods and why some in Houston would prefer their homes stay off official floodplain maps.

 

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