The almond, America’s most popular nut and California’s most lucrative agriculture export, is also a water guzzler. It takes approximately a gallon of water to grow a single almond. While prices are at record highs due to global demand, the Golden State is also in the middle of a historic drought, which is hurting farmers and residents. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s U.S. visit came at a critical moment in the fight to establish a sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership. An agreement could mean hundreds of billions of dollars in business, exports and profits, but opponents warn it would cost American jobs and give foreign corporations too much legal power. Gwen Ifill talks to Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations. Continue reading
While your wife can now be covered under your employer plan, her transition off Medicare and then, when you retire, back onto Medicare, could be tricky. Continue reading
It isn’t a perfect world, so we’ve got to scrutinize jobs and employers closely. How do you examine a company’s culture and politics before you accept a job offer? What questions can you ask to determine what a place is really like, as opposed to the happy faces you get in an interview? Continue reading
We’re likely in the midst of a gluten-free bubble; one that seems poised to burst.
People with dementia, more often than not, do not receive appropriate care. But we can establish care practices that maintain dignity, stimulate independence and cultivate consideration for the person within. Continue reading
For more than half a century, Barney Frank was one of America’s loudest voices for progressive policies, both financial and social. Economics correspondent Paul Solman spends a day in Boston with the famous former lawmaker and financial reformer to discuss his new memoir, “Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.” Continue reading
Both of Paul Solman’s parents lived into their 90s, and they both experienced bouts of confusion and dementia. He talked to dementia coach Kerry Mills for helpful advice for caretakers. Continue reading