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Editor’s Note: Jonathan Pond is a longtime financial planning expert and author (“Safe Money in Tough Times,” “Your Money Matters”) who has worked with public television for many years, both as guest and host. He’s as sound a financial...
I will admit this up front: My head was so full of so many disparate topics this week that I could not decide how to fill this space or what I had to add to debates over race, politics, violence, trade and disaster. So I have turned this week’s...
People affected by the April 25 earthquake in central Nepal are sleeping in tents near a mushroom farm in Chapagaon. Photo by Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps A week after a massive earthquake hit central Nepal, and as the search for survivors...
Illustration by Getty ImagesThe federal government popped the cap off drug spending on Thursday, detailing doctor-by-doctor and drug-by-drug how Medicare and its beneficiaries spent $103 billion on pharmaceuticals in 2013. The data show that 14...
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas on April 10, 2014. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters WASHINGTON —...
Members of the group “Grandmothers Against the War” adjust a model of a drone during a protest against the use of drone strikes by the U.S. government in New York on April 3, 2013. Photo by Lucas Jackson/ReutersWASHINGTON — Nearly three...