Yesterday evening, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted Mike Duke, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wal-Mart, in an on-the-record meeting in New York. Duke spoke on a variety of topics, including the nation’s looming “fiscal cliff,” women’s economic empowerment, factory standards and the recent fire in Bangladesh. The week before the election, only one-fourth, [...]
No rest for the weary may be a serious understatement. Just days after winning a second term in the White House, President Barack Obama is faced with the same Republican-led house that thwarted many of his biggest policy goals over the past four years. And time may be running out to reach across the aisle. [...]
We may be in a financial hole now, but the situation is about to get a whole lot worse. Millions of baby boomers are turning 65, which, of course, makes them eligible for Medicare.
Contributor Tamara Caspary explains how the affects of the ‘fiscal cliff’ could mean serious cuts to science budgets nationwide and curb advances in medicine and disease research.