May 28, 2018

Are you using your vacation days?

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Or are you in the 52 percent of American workers who left them on the table in 2017? We look at the economic effects of people taking their paid vacation time. And on this Memorial Day, the future of of…

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Veggie burgers for meat lovers go mainstream

May 28, 2018
Brands like Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger are changing the landscape of fake meat.
A meatless 'Impossible Slider' at a White Castle restaurant in the Queens borough of New York City.
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Consumers are hitting the roads this vacation season, but higher gas prices may influence how far they go

May 28, 2018
AAA estimates more than 36 million of us hit the road over the Memorial Day weekend.  That’s nearly a five percent increase from last year at the same time. And, that’s in spite of higher prices for gas at the…

In a tight labor market, workers may be starting to feel more comfortable taking paid time off

May 28, 2018
More than half of American workers left unused vacation days on the table in 2017. That’s according to a survey commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association. But there are some signs that with low unemployment and a tight labor market,…

Bill opens the door to expansion of private care for veterans

May 28, 2018
A bill that could expand the way military veterans can access healthcare has gone to President Trump.  The VA Mission Act includes money for a program that allows some veterans to seek care from neighborhood emergency clinics and private doctors.…

Or are you in the 52 percent of American workers who left them on the table in 2017? We look at the economic effects of people taking their paid vacation time. And on this Memorial Day, the future of of the $55 billion VA Mission Act, which provides a boost of funding for the system that delivers healthcare to more than 9 million veterans. Plus, 41.5 million Americans are travelling this Memorial Day weekend despite the highest gas prices in four years, a personal story from the aftermath of the financial crisis and how meat companies are trying to satisfy meat lovers with meat-like alternatives.