Politics

Friday News Roundup - International

January 31, 2014

Ukraine's prime minister and cabinet both amid continued unrest. The trial of former President Mohamed Morsi begins in Egypt. And Syria talks wind down in Switzerland.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 31, 2014

President Barack Obama takes his State of the Union message on the road. The House approves the Farm Bill. And the Fed continues its stimulus cut as Ben Bernanke’s term ends.

Impact Of Paid Family Leave

January 30, 2014

Last month, Rhode Island became the third state to create an employee-funded program that enables workers to take paid leave to care family members. How paid leave affects businesses and families.

The Latest Trends In Wearable Technology

The Latest Trends In Wearable Technology

January 30, 2014

Consumers learned this week that Google Glass will be available for prescription lenses. A look at the world of wearable technology, from privacy concerns to the challenge of making them fashionable.

Analysis Of President Obama's State Of The Union Address

Analysis Of President Obama's State Of The Union Address

January 29, 2014

In his fifth State of the Union address, President Barack Obama raises income inequality, immigration reform and health care. Diane and her guests provide analysis of the president’s speech and what he can hope to achieve in an election year.

An Update On The State Of The U.S. Economy

An Update On The State Of The U.S. Economy

January 28, 2014

Falling unemployment, steady job creation, jittery markets and transition at the Federal Reserve: What it all means for the U.S. economy.

The Dangers Of Shipping Crude Oil By Rail And Calls For New Safety Rules

January 27, 2014

Shipping crude oil by rail increased sharply in the past decade and the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended stricter safeguards. What new safety rules could mean for industry, population centers and the Keystone XL pipeline.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 24, 2014

Syrian peace talks open in Switzerland with harsh exchanges from both sides. Political unrest in Ukraine turns deadly as authorities limit protests. And 13 men are arrested for a gang rape in Bengal, India.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 24, 2014

A federal review board says the NSA data collection program is illegal. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns the U.S. will reach its borrowing limit by the end of February. And Virginia’s attorney general announces he’ll fight the state’s ban on gay marriage.

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck

January 22, 2014

For our January Readers’ Review: “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. Published almost 75 years ago, Steinbeck’s story of the Joad family's migration from Dust Bowl Oklahoma to California holds important lessons for today...

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