October 9, 2013 As Federal Reserve chairwoman, Janet Yellen would have to guide interest-rate policy in a way that boosts the economy without triggering inflation. Current Fed policies are expected to continue for now under Yellen, who has often called attention to the need for more jobs.
October 9, 2013 Doctors know who's had a stroke, but they often know a lot less about those people's quality of life afterward. A study of the long-term effects finds that even people with very mild strokes report declines in their quality of life. Anxiety about another stroke and the need for ongoing medical care are two factors.
October 9, 2013 YouthRadioMore than 1 million high school boys play football in the U.S. With a growing body of evidence linking the sport with chronic brain injury, some schools are trying to change how teams play and practice — but they have a long way to go.
October 9, 2013 The veterans affairs secretary warns that about 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the stalemate continues,
October 9, 2013 Over the past six years, an estimated 130 new apple varieties have hit markets around the globe. And behind every crisp, tasty bite, there's a world of plant breeding — and decades of painful trial and error.
October 9, 2013 The brewery that makes Dave is donating some of the proceeds to Guide Dogs for the Blind. But buyers who shell out the $2,000 are likely in it for more than the goodwill. There's a lot of hype around Dave.
October 9, 2013 As the shutdown drags on, many Americans are wondering whether the federal government will meet its obligations, and services for military veterans are a particular cause for concern. Host Michel Martin shares her thoughts about the promises the nation has made to service members — and those they've made to each other — in her 'Can I Just Tell You?' essay.
October 9, 2013 About 600 drivers went on strike Tuesday, leaving 30,000 students to find their own way to school.