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We are, as you know, a show about business and economics, so we try to find the money in everything we do. But occasionally we struggle to find an angle.
Take, just for instance, the blizzard earlier this week. I mean ... can you really do a "what's the cost of snow" story?
Turns out, you can.
Over the past 12 years in New York City, snow and ice removal costs have averaged about $1.8 million per inch.
This according to a recent post-storm report from the City Comptroller.
Only 99 Ebola cases were reported worldwide last week. That's the lowest weekly count since June. But getting down to zero cases is still a long way off.
In newspapers, magazines and novels, the 'female husband' was a person of great interest.
The president's recent executive actions will allow millions of immigrants to stay in the U.S. But many businesses say those changes aren't enough to help them find and keep all the workers they need.
Canton, Ohio, has launched an ambitious expansion plan, including assisted living for Hall of Famers. The concept is part business, part nostalgia and part a sense of responsibility to ballplayers.
The Center for Community Alternatives says that formerly incarcerated men and women rely heavily upon family, almost always receiving cash from them.
The Ivy League school is also introducing a mandatory four-year sexual violence prevention and education program for students. The steps are part of efforts to reform social life at the college.
A Pew Research Center study shows that the two groups disagree most strongly on the safety of GM foods, the use of animals in research, climate change and human evolution.
Snapchat says social media likes and shares aren't what makes a story important. The ephemeral messaging app has rolled out Discover, featuring multimedia articles from major news brands.
NBC's Parenthood airs its final episode, wrapping after six seasons. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's a rare gem; a family drama centered on the small, emotional moments between relatives.
Melissa Block talks to Carl Krawitt, whose son Rhett is in remission from leukemia but still cannot be vaccinated for measles. Rhett attends school in Marin County Calif., where nearly seven percent of students are not vaccinated. Mr. Krawitt has asked the local superintendent of schools to "require immunization as a condition of attendance."
Argentina is focused on the funeral of a prosecutor who died mysteriously. And the nation's politics — with elections this fall — reverberate over the 20-year-old bombing he was investigating.