The word itself has been around for centuries, but only lately has it become an unpopular way to describe people who are old.
Democrats supported the measure. Republicans opposed it. The legislation is unlikely to get enough support in the full Senate to pass.
The word itself has been around for centuries but only lately has it become an unpopular way to describe people who are old.
Across Russia, pancakes and butter abound as the country marks a week-long celebration before the start of Orthodox Lent. Pagan in origin, Maslenitsa calls for plenty of eating, sledding, merrymaking – and even organized fistfights.
An estimated 1.7 million Cambodians were killed during the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror. As "Brother Number Three" in the leadership and foreign minister, Ieng Sary allegedly convinced many Cambodians who had fled to return. Then, many were allegedly tortured and executed.
Adderall and other stimulant drugs help students stay focused, a benefit that hasn't been lost on people without ADHD. Now the nation's neurologists say children and teens shouldn't be be prescribed these drugs for "neuroenhancement."
North Korea's threats have put the other countries in the region on edge. South Korea, Japan and China have a history of strained ties, but are united in wanting to restrain North Korea.
Scientists have been searching for the elusive sub-atomic particle that gives everything mass. As more and more data come in from the Large Hadron Collider that straddles France and Switzerland, they think they've found it.
This annual gathering of conservatives is the first since President Obama thwarted Republican efforts to retake the White House, a defeat of Mitt Romney that many in the GOP didn't see coming. And while there will be some backward glances, the conference is mostly about finding the way forward.
Samsung’s revealing its new Galaxy S4 phone today in New York. The smartphone is getting a lot of buzz because it’s the first phone set to challenge Apple’s 'cool.'
The producer price index -- prices received by U.S. companies -- rose 0.7 percent last month, its largest uptick in five months. Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial explains what's behind the rise and whether the U.S. should be worried about inflation.
Japan and China have failed to block new restrictions on shark fishing at an international conference in Thailand.
In Herkimer, N.Y., people are puzzled about why 64-year-old Kurt Myers allegedly opened fire at two different locations. Thursday morning, after a 19-hour standoff, he was killed in a shootout with police.
The pace of claims for unemployment insurance continues to be the lowest since January 2008. Meanwhile, higher energy costs pushed wholesale prices up sharply in February. But the upward pressure has since eased somewhat.
The producer price index -- prices received by U.S. companies -- rose 0.7 percent last month, its largest uptick in five months.
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain what's behind the rise and whether the U.S. should be worried about inflation.
The Venezuelan president died on March 5. But his body apparently wasn't prepared in time to allow for it to be placed in such a memorial. So Chávez's corpse likely won't be on view forever — like the bodies of Vladimir Lenin, Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong.
Also: Advice on reading Vladimir Nabokov; fresh opportunities for Twitter poetry; and a new literary award.
The first pope from the New World must now confront some old problems. He's begun his first full day as head of the church by slipping out of the Vatican to visit an ancient basilica. There, he quietly prayed with priests.
Senate Democrats and House Republicans both introduced federal budget plans this week. Republicans are calling for spending cuts and tax reductions, while Democrats are proposing a "balanced approach" which would increase tax revenues and cut spending.
Differences aside, there is one thing both plans have in common: They are both are friendly to baby boomers. Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell joins Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain how and why older voters are being spared from proposed Medicare and Social Security cut backs.
Almost 100 million sharks are caught every year, mainly for their fins, in trade estimated to be worth up to half a billion dollars a year. Shark fin soup is a delicacy in Asia, but overfishing has decimated several shark species.
In all, five species of shark and two manta rays were given protection at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
The BBC’s environment reporter Matt McGrath joins Marketplace Morning Report host to explain why Japan and China are against the measure.
The new pope, Pope Francis I, is a fan of a local soccer club in Buenos Aires that began by pulling at-risk boys off the streets. He considers social outreach a key business of the Catholic Church. To some, its global networks make up the largest charity in the world.
John Katunga of Catholic Relief Services in Kenya cheered the news from the Vatican. He wants the new pope to push for fair lending terms and for development programs in African economies -- starting with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
"These are the big ones," says Katunga, "and have really a direct bearing on how Africa can develop itself and lift out of poverty."
Pope Francis has criticized the IMF in the past for facilitating inequality. In recent decades the Vatican has sought to be a moral voice -- making the case greed was at the center of the financial crisis, and that an increasingly linked world economy should focus squarely on those left behind.
There are certain things that we all have to do that just never seem to get easier. And for Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson, one of them is folding a fitted sheet.
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