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Insurers sometimes wrangle with patients and for months before paying a bill. A new six-month waiting period will give consumers time to resolve disputes and avoid having their credit ratings dinged.
As math lovers know, it's almost Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate than by rolling out the dough? An NPR editor known for her experimental baking shares some of her favorite recipes.
First up: After a rally Thursday, the stocks were trending down in the first hours of trading Friday. We check in with Christopher Lowe from FTN Financial to talk falling wholesale prices, raising oil production and reading the Fed's tea leaves. Then, the federal government will begin its almost-annual dance with default on Sunday: the debt ceiling is back. Finally, on the second anniversary of Pope Francis' election, we look at how the Pope has reformed the Church's finances and the work he has yet to do on the Vatican Bank.
A two-euro coin commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat will not be widely released, after French objections over what it called a "negative symbol."