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VA Panel Report To Suggest More Private Care Choices For Veterans

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:02am

The debate over how to overhaul the $10 billion Veterans Choice program is the latest skirmish between those who would like to privatize the VA and supporters of government health care.

Abuse Documented In How Prisoners Are Transported Across State Lines

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Eli Hager of the Marshall Project about abuse in the private prisoner transportation industry. He co-authored a report published Wednesday in partnership with The New York Times.

Borrowers Rejoice: A Treasury Benchmark Rate Fell To Record Low

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 6:22pm

On Tuesday, interest rates fell again as investors around the world moved money into safe havens, such as U.S. Treasurys. The 10-year Treasury note yield closed below 1.4 percent for the first time.

From Tree To Tap: Maple Water Makes A Splash

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 2:35pm

Unlike syrup, which is boiled down into a thick, sticky liquid, maple water is made from unprocessed sap that is 98 percent water. Its growing popularity is a boon for local farmers.

A Brief History Of America's Middle Class

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 2:20pm

What does it mean to be middle class in the U.S.? Over the past century, the idea of the "middle class" has gone through a number of drastic transformations.

Twinkies-Maker Hostess Plans A $2.3 Billion Stock Offering

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 9:35am

The plan is emerging after big changes at Hostess: its business is smaller; it has far fewer employees; and those employees are no longer represented by a union.

Communities Uneasy As Utilities Look For Places To Store Coal Ash

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 8:46am

In 2014, after disastrous spills and opposition from environmentalists, the EPA imposed new rules on the storage of coal ash. Two towns are pushing back against different ways of storing the ash.

Life-Size Noah's Ark To Open Amid A Flood Of Skepticism

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

A replica of Noah's Ark opens in Williamstown, Kentucky, this week. The group behind Ark Encounter and many local officials say it will be an economic boon to the area, but some locals are skeptical.

Brexit Could Threaten England's Global Technology Status

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

London-based tech companies face the uncertainty of the upcoming exit from the European Union. Many worry about less investment and less access to the talent they need to grow. Some may just leave.

Ex-ABC News Exec Transitions To The Anchor Desk At Bloomberg

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

David Westin was president of ABC News for nearly 16 years and often tangled with his anchors. Now he's the anchor of the morning show on Bloomberg TV, and is learning how much he really didn't know.

Venezuela Is In Crisis. Its Economy Is In A Tailspin

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

The South American country is experiencing widespread shortages of food and medicine, along with rolling power blackouts. All of which have sparked rioting and large anti-government protests.

Lock Screen: At These Music Shows, Phones Go In A Pouch And Don't Come Out

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 3:40am

The Lumineers are among many artists frustrated with people on their mobile devices during performances. Their singer explains why they're asking fans to lock up their phones with a new technology.

From Farm To Distillery, Heirloom Corn Varieties Are Sweet Treasures

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:21pm

With names like Hickory King and Boone County White, heirloom corn finds new popularity. A Kentucky hilltop farmer makes it into corn chips, and a distillery has picked its first historical variety.

Female Tea Workers In One Indian State Fight For Their Rights

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:02pm

They were earning a little less than $3.50 a day. Then their bonus was cut. They didn't trust their union to stand up for them. So they had only one choice.

How Blockchain Helps Brooklyn Dwellers Use Neighbors' Solar Energy

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 9:55am

A project called TransActive Grid is testing a new way to trade solar power among neighbors. For now only credits are being traded — not actual energy — using the technology that underpins bitcoin.

Brexit As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Young Migrant

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 4:03am

Some 100,000 Lithuanians live in the U.K. — a huge percentage of the tiny EU nation. We hear from one young Lithuanian, back in Vilnius for the summer, whose future is now in question after Brexit.

Sanders Centers Platform Fight On Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 11:50am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded much of the Democrats' draft platform, but stressed his concerns that it does not flatly oppose the TPP trade deal, which Sanders wrote "threatens our democracy."




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