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PBS NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson spoke with Ed Silverman, author of the Wall Street Journal’s Pharmalot blog. On Saturday, PBS NewsHour Weekend will air an investigation into controversial business practices sometimes used when...
How often do students get to time-travel back to 1770 Boston, talk to both patriots and loyalists, witness a brawl between local workers and British soldiers and then duck as troops open fire and the Boston Massacre sparks the American Revolution?...
Excessive drinking is responsible for one in 10 U.S. deaths, the CDC found. Photo by Flickr user JOH_8513 Alcohol consumption was the cause of nearly one in 10 deaths among U.S. adults from 2006 to 2010, according to a recent report by the Centers...
Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images Muslims in Maguidanao, Philippines prayed outside a mosque Friday, marking the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed by Muslims around the...
Everybody needs someone to look after them at some point in their lives. For the millions of Americans at or approaching retirement age, chances are they eventually will need some type of assistance — from friends or family, a hired caregiver...
Historian Jacob Soll studies the link between financial accounting and political accountability to explain why institutions, government and corporate, rise and fall. Photo of Versailles by Flickr user shogunangel. Editor’s Note: Have you balanced...