President Obama unveiled his fifth annual budget proposal to Congress Wednesday, offering a mix of tax increases and spending cuts. The newest changes include cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits. Across the country, some are only beginning to feel the affects of sequestration.
ExxonMobile has been ordered to pay more than $200 million to clean up ground water contaminated with the gasoline additive known as MTBE. New Hampshire won the lawsuit in state court. Exxon argues the federal government approved MTBE to reduce air pollution, and should be blamed for the consequences.
The National Urban League releases its annual State of Black America report today. And the group found that - even as African Americans make gains in education - many economic disparities between whites and African-Americans persist. Host Michel Martin finds out why.
Both fruits are vulnerable to a nasty disease called fire blight that can devastate orchards. So organic labeling standards allow for antibiotics to be used on apple and pear trees. That exemption is set to end in 2014 — but growers say they need a little more time.
Penny-pinching CEOs are relocating businesses to places with fitter workers and lower health costs. Colorado, where adult obesity rates are low, is playing up its health advantage as it tries to lure companies to move.
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