New survey shows the number of adults with no health insurance is on the rise

Oct 20, 2017
Gallup is out with a new survey today. It shows a steady increase in the number of uninsured adults in the U.S. That’s in spite of a fairly healthy economy, and falling unemployment rate. So what’s going on?   Click the…

President Trump plans to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. What would that do?

Oct 20, 2017
Next week, President Donald Trump has said he plans to officially declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. States were given nearly $500…

The Army Corps of Engineers is tasked with turning the lights back on in Puerto Rico

Oct 20, 2017
The mission: Put things back the way they were, including 62,000 telephone poles.
A car drives under tilted power line poles in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 2.
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After Hurricane Irma, an effort to lure tourist business back to the Florida Keys

Oct 20, 2017
In the Florida Keys, tourism promoters and government officials want visitors to return. But some locals say money should be spent on the basics for permanent residents first.
Most visitors reach Key West by driving down U.S. 1 — since Hurricane Irma, that has meant the once-scenic highway is now lined with debris piles like this one on Ramrod Key.
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Another Republican congressman heads for the exits

Oct 19, 2017
U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi announced today that he’s leaving Congress in January — midway through his term. The Ohio Republican is a senior member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. That makes him part of what’s known as…

Drama, angst and a corporate shakeup — that’s GE

Oct 19, 2017
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for two of the country’s biggest conglomerates. Proctor & Gamble and General Electric have been fending off shareholder unrest over their lackluster stock performance. For GE, that drama has extended to the boardroom.…

The experience of getting older will be very different for today’s young people

Oct 19, 2017
A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development report said that as younger generations are getting older, their experience of aging is dramatically different to those who came before. One big difference — growing inequality between the affluent and less well…

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Looking back on Black Monday, the stock market crash of 1987

Oct 19, 2017
This week marks the 30 year anniversary of Black Monday, the day the stock market lost 23 percent of its value in just six and a half hours.
The stock market crash of October 1987.
Photo collage courtesy of Amy Pearl/ WNYC/ AP

Trump to pick the next Federal Reserve chair

Oct 18, 2017
But, he "likes them all."
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends the 32nd Annual Group of 30 International Banking Seminar in Washington, DC, on October 15, 2017. 
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Can we get a critical mass of women in tech within a decade?

Oct 18, 2017
Reshma Saujani, the CEO and founder of Girls Who Code, wants to solve Silicon Valley's gender diversity problem. And she says she's well on her way.
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, accepts the Diversity Advocate Award at the 34th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner in New York City in September.
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