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Efforts Increase To Bring Health And Other Benefits To Independent Workers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:48:00 -0400

The vast majority of the estimated 54 million to 68 million contingent or independent workers in the U.S. don't receive employee benefits, though some firms and lawmakers are trying to change that.



Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:25:00 -0400

The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.



Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Hundreds of rural hospitals are on the brink of closing. The House Republican health plan drastically reduces one of their key sources of funding and the Senate bill is expected to do the same.



Our Love Of 'All Natural' Is Causing A Vanilla Shortage

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:31:00 -0400

There's a global shortage of vanilla beans because big food companies now want natural vanilla, rather than the synthetic kind. Prices have soared, squeezing bakers and ice cream makers alike.



Fed Raises Key Interest Rate For 4th Time Since 2015

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:15:00 -0400

The quarter-point increase in the Federal Reserve's benchmark rate was widely expected. Rates are still near historic lows, but the increase will mean higher borrowing costs for consumers.



Just Lost Your Job? COBRA May Be Your Best Health Insurance Strategy Now

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 05:30:00 -0400

With the 2018 health insurance market still in play, you might want to extend your job-based insurance until this fall, when the outlines of the health law's marketplaces should become clearer.



Activists On The Left Seek To Harness Spending As Part Of Their Anti-Trump Resistance

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Boycotts are a powerful and familiar form of protest and now it seems "procotts" — when shoppers seek out products that help support their political beliefs — among anti-Trumpers are on the rise.



New Rules May Make Online Health Insurance Sales Simpler

Wed, 31 May 2017 05:00:05 -0400

A rules change lets insurers and brokers sell health coverage on the federal exchange directly. That should be easier, but also raises questions about whether customers get unbiased information.



Proposals Aim To Combat Discrimination Based On Salary History

Tue, 30 May 2017 11:09:00 -0400

Several states and cities are considering measures that would bar employers from asking job candidates about their prior salary. The bills are seen helping narrow the pay gap for women and minorities.



The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About Owning A Home

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Svenja Gudell, chief economist for Zillow, and Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary, about what to do and what not to do when buying a home.



Peter Singer: How Can We Be More Effective Altruists?

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:11:00 -0400

Philosopher Peter Singer's work focuses on "effective altruism" — how to do the most good to make the world a better place. He argues effective giving involves balancing empathy with reason.



GOP Health Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:41:00 -0400

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Republicans' Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill would also reduce the deficit and leave some sick Americans unable to buy coverage.



Trump Refusal to 'Bail Out' Insurers Might End Up Making Policies Cheaper

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:53:00 -0400

It's a weird twist: If the government refuses to reimburse insurance companies for cost-sharing subsidies, it could make health insurance a lot cheaper for people buying on the exchanges in 2018.



Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:25:00 -0400

In his new book, Michael Ruhlman explores how and why Americans have changed from corner-store customers to insatiable consumers of every edible product at our fingertips.



Can't Pay Your Student Loans? The Government May Come After Your House

Sun, 14 May 2017 03:22:00 -0400

A new federal program in 19 cities around the country allows the government to sue for unpaid student loan debt.