Ford and GM are calling 2013 the best year for U.S. auto sales in at least five years, as they report double-digit annual gains. Chrysler reported an increase of 9 percent, its strongest year since 2007.
Insurance enrollment will be a key yardstick for assessing whether the Affordable Care Act is working. Almost as important as the total number of people who get coverage is whether a significant percentage of them are healthy.
Thousands of Americans rang in 2014 with new insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. But will doctors and hospitals start feeling the crunch? Host Michel Martin speaks with Washington Post health reporter Sarah Kliff.
Minimum wage workers in 13 states will see a bump in their paychecks this year. Host Michel Martin talks about the possible ripple effects of raising minimum wages. She's joined by Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
Teachers of color leave the profession 24 percent more often than white teachers, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania. Amanda Machado wrote about why she quit teaching in a recent article for The Atlantic. Host Michel Martin speaks with her about that decision, and the challenges that teachers of color face.
Religious organizations have objected to the new health care law's requirement that employers include contraception coverage in the insurance plans they offer employees. But the Obama administration says one group of nuns is already exempt and has no standing to object.
A very cold winter storm is engulfing much of the Northeast, dumping more than 20 inches of snow in some areas and bringing strong winds along with it. Schools are closed in Boston and New York City. Thousands of flights have been canceled. Officials around the region are asking people to stay home and let road crews do their work.
Last September, Ryan Carroll, 26, won a trip to Hollywood to watch the series finale with the Breaking Bad cast. He told Florida's Naples News that the show was "highly addicting, just like the meth they make."
Boeing machinists are set to vote Friday on whether to accept a slightly-revised offer that union members recently rejected. Union leaders say they want to preserve pay and benefits. But they fear if machinists don't accept the offer, Boeing may move production of the 777X elsewhere.
Recreational marijuana has been on sale in Colorado for a couple days now. Residents of the state may purchase marijuana for their personal use at home. But it can be difficult for visitors to find a place to use pot since smoking in public is still illegal.
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