Gretchen’s Recent Stories
Arts Aug 16How Aretha Franklin shaped generations of music
“If there’s a heaven, this is what it sounds like.”…
Economy Aug 15Hackers are preparing an ‘unlimited’ ATM cash heist. Here’s how to protect yourself
The FBI is warning of an impending cyber scheme that could steal millions of dollars from ATMs around the world.
Making Sen$e Aug 06Ontario is canceling its basic income experiment
Ontario is canceling its basic income pilot program two years earlier than planned as part of larger changes to the province’s social assistance programs.
Making Sen$e Aug 03The economy added 157,000 jobs in July. Here’s what that means
The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate ticked down slightly to 3.9 percent. Here are key takeaways from the latest jobs report.
Politics Aug 02Female candidates are talking more about sexual misconduct. Will voters care?
The issue of sexual harassment and assault doesn’t seem to be a priority for many voters, despite the urgency of the #MeToo movement and focus on the sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump.
Economy Jul 31Want your kids to learn the power of money? Start a lemonade stand
There are strategic ways to use lemonade stands as a way to teach your child key financial concepts while avoiding common pitfalls that can “sour” the experience.
Making Sen$e Jul 26As Trump inflames trade battles, other countries make deals that leave U.S. behind
Other nations are forging ahead with free trade agreements among themselves. This shift could isolate the U.S. economy in the long term.
Politics Jul 25A judge’s broad definition of emoluments strengthens lawsuit over Trump’s D.C. hotel
In an unprecedented ruling that could have significant ramifications for President Donald Trump, a federal judge Wednesday issued a broad definition of “emoluments,” the legal term at the heart of several lawsuits alleging the president's profits from his Washington, D.C.,…
Making Sen$e Jul 18What’s behind Google’s $5 billion fine from the EU
Here’s what we know about the $5 billion fines the European Commission just levied against Google, and what happens to Google and Android users next.
Nation Jul 135 things we learned from Mueller’s new Russia indictment
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian officials Friday shed light on the people behind cyber attacks and how they carried them out. Here are some key findings.