The cable news channel Al Jazeera America launched on Tuesday, and is now available in more than 40 million households. But there are many people inside the industry skeptical that its promise of thoughtful and serious news coverage can convince Americans to tune in.
According to Dan Anderson's math class in Queensbury, N.Y., the Double Stuf Oreo is not quite double the size of the regular chocolate and cream version of the cookie. It's actually just 1.86 the size. He said the students were surprised with the result.
Young people are interested to get involved with both the local food movement and more conventional forms of agriculture. But many of them are finding their options limited. Ranch and farmland across the plains is going for several thousand dollars an acre, keeping many aspiring farmers out of the market.
The Internet and file sharing have transformed how young people think about possessing music, art, books — even cars. As the millennial generation questions ownership of nearly any possession, they are opting instead to spend money on experiences. And car companies are left scratching their heads.
The American workforce is graying. And while many people aren't saving enough for retirement, that's especially true for women. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with reporter Paul Solman and aging specialist Helen Dennis, about a gender gap in retirement earnings.
When online health insurance marketplaces for small businesses open this fall, some will offer more plans than are now available. But others will have to wait for at least a year before they have a fuller range of choices.
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