Do lawmakers have a right to regulate consumption of products that contribute to the nation’s obesity epidemic? Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks to Bloomberg’s Dawn Kopecki about the losses at JPMorgan Chase and the role of government regulators in monitoring the banking industry. Plus, they discuss the scandal over the manipulation of the Libor. Continue reading
As New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposes banning extra-large sugar drinks from public venues, the city of Richmond, Calif., may be poised to go further than any other government in the U.S. with a new tax on soda. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on a controversial public health campaign to combat obesity and diabetes. Continue reading
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the well-known breast cancer charity, faces an onslaught of criticism after news broke that it would stop giving grant money to Planned Parenthood clinics for breast screening. Judy Woodruff discusses the move and whether it may have been politically motivated with The Los Angeles Times’ Shari Roan. Continue reading
Squads of gunman killed at least eight people and wounded 20 others Thursday in southern Israel in a series of strikes that drew swift retaliation from the Israeli military. Ray Suarez discusses what’s behind the new violence with Calev Ben-David of Bloomberg News. Continue reading
The closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday capped one of the market’s wildest spells since the meltdown of 2008. In the end, the major U.S. stock indices only dropped a small percentage for the week. Judy Woodruff discusses where things stand for investors with Bloomberg Businessweek’s Roben Farzad. Continue reading
New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a $127 million, three-year plan to coordinate city agencies and efforts with a goal of reducing disparities between young black and Latino men and the rest of the population. Jeffrey Brown discusses the new program with Bloomberg, who will contribute $30 million of his own money. Continue reading
A graphic chronicle of debt ceiling hikes from Bloomberg Businessweek. For the record, it doesn’t seem like either ‘political gamesmanship’ or a game of chicken, so much as a vivid illustration of how and why the national debt has grown.