A new report out by the Surgeon General says smoking is a lot worse than we thought.
A new initiative calls for more than doubling the number of U.S. students who study abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean, and vice versa. Foreign students and their families contributed $24 billion to the U.S. economy last year.
Austin has banned watering lawns and raised rates for city water. So affluent residents are drilling private wells.
President Obama delivered a speech Friday morning about changes to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. He laid out a blueprint for change, including a new way of handling phone metadata and how that information is accessed. The sweeping nature of those programs and the secrecy around them have drawn fire from civil liberties groups.
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer joins host Mark Garrison for details.
For nearly three decades, until 1974, Lt. Hiroo Onoda lived in a Philippine jungle. During those years he continued to battle with villagers. As many as 30 people were killed. It wasn't until his former commander ordered Onoda to lay down his arms that he surrendered. Onoda died Thursday. He was 91.
The omnibus spending bill approved by the Senate on Thursday night contains language banning funding for USDA inspections of slaughterhouses for horses. That effectively stops plans to restart the slaughter of horses in the U.S. to export meat abroad.
We all know by now that cigarette smoking is linked to cancer and lung disease. But the Surgeon General has a new report out that shows what other diseases the habit causes.
Diseases like liver cancer, colorectal cancer, Type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
And there's new information on just what smoking actually costs us.
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer joins host Lizzie O'Leary to discuss.