A new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows health care costs for employers rose sharply this year — about 9 percent over last year — outpacing the rise in wages and general inflation. The average cost of family coverage through an employer-sponsored plan now totals more than $15,000 a year.
Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
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