A new Obama campaign ad says Massachusetts had one of the country's worst economic records by the end of Mitt Romney's term as governor in 2007. But the Romney campaign says the overall unemployment rate was still very low. Can both campaigns be right?
In The Price of Inequality, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that widely unequal societies don't function effectively or have stable economies. Even the rich will pay a steep price if economic inequalities continue to worsen, he says.
The Senate votes Tuesday on the Paycheck Fairness Bill. The legislation is supposed to make it easier for employees to challenge pay discrimination. The bill is unlikely to pass the Senate, but if it does, it probably will die in the Republican-controlled House.
Disney comes out with nutritional standards for food advertised across its platforms Tuesday. The company has taken flack for contributing to the obesity epidemic by airing ads for junk food that targets kids.
There is a big shift going on in morning television. For the first time in 16 years, NBC's Today Show is not the undisputed ratings powerhouse. TV Critic Eric Deggans says ABC's Good Morning America is doing something that seemed unthinkable for more than a decade: it is rocking Today off its pedestal. Deggans is the TV and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times.
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