In our news wrap Wednesday, the first day of 2014 was marked by a papal address, mayoral inaugurations and a series of bowl games for football fans. Also, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked a health care law mandate that some church-affiliated groups provide coverage for birth control. Continue reading
It’s your boss’ fault for piling too much work on you, but it’s your fault for not speaking up, says headhunter Nick Corcodilos. Photo courtesy of Comstock Images via Getty Images.
By Nick Corcodilos It’s your boss’ fault for piling too much work on you, but it’s your fault for not speaking up, says headhunter Nick Corcodilos. Photo courtesy of Comstock Images via Getty Images.
2013 was a big year on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes all had banner years. But do these gains reflect wider gains in the economy? Jeffrey Brown talks to Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek, Harry Holzer of Georgetown University and financial advisor Hugh Johnson. Continue reading
Under a UN-backed U.S. and Russian agreement, the Syrian government has begun to dismantle its chemical weapons equipment and structures in order to meet a mid-2014 timeframe. But now the nation has missed a key deadline in moving the dangerous chemicals. Hari Sreenivasan reports on what caused the delay. Continue reading
Although Syria missed a key year-end deadline in the process of eliminating their chemical weapons stockpile, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane says progress has still been made. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Kane about the risks and challenges that lie ahead in transporting dangerous chemicals out of Syria. Continue reading
Social Security is contributing to the deficit, says Larry Kotlikoff; it’s just not showing up where readers may have been looking. Photo courtesy of William Thomas Cain/Getty Images.
By Larry Kotlikoff Social Security is contributing to the deficit, says Larry Kotlikoff; it’s just not showing up where readers may have been looking. Photo courtesy of William Thomas Cain/Getty Images. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional … Continue reading
Low-level insurgencies in the northern Caucasus region are nothing new, but Russia faces the international spotlight ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Brian Jenkins of the Rand Corporation about protection measures for the games. Continue reading
David Ignatius of The Washington Post recently traveled to Iran where he talked to both sides of the debate on the country’s negotiations with the West. He joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the perceptions of hard-liners, pragmatists and the general public, plus what challenges lie ahead for crafting a comprehensive deal. Continue reading