The fantasy sports industry and its attorneys say it’s not gambling because it’s a “game of skill” as opposed to a “game of chance.” Dr. Timothy Fong, UCLA, and Rick Horrow, Horrow Sports Ventures, discuss.» Read More
Those who dream of becoming an astronaut have until February 18th to submit their online application for the latest class of 8 to 14 astronauts who will staff the International Space Station and other missions. We head to Houston to look at what candidates need to do to get a job in space.
More and more American companies are leaving the US and shifting their legal headquarters overseas, where the tax rate is much lower than the US rate of 39%. Are these companies putting patriotism before profits, or just doing what they are supposed to do and maximizing their profits? The answer is not clear cut, but points to a broader overall issue that needs to be fixed. Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks taxes, reform, and how to fix a system that is broken in many ways.
There’s a new way to get better seats next time you fly, but will it cost you more or less than a typical upgrade? Now, your airline will tell you if an upgrade is available, and allow you to bid on that better seat. How does it work, who does it, and will it save you money? Ken Harris, CEO of Plusgrade, which invented the technology the airlines use, explains.
Teens need to know about money, whether it’s planning for their first credit card, or figuring out how to pay for college. A new study says two-thirds of states have no requirements for a financial education course, but Sharon Epperson found some kids who decided they weren’t learning enough about this important topic. How they took action to get their state and their district to teach them what they needed to know.
The man behind the hit series “Everybody Loves Raymond” has a new project. Now he’s in front of the camera instead of behind of it. Phil Rosenthal talks about his new series now on Netflix “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having” and whether he could have gotten his beloved half-hour sitcom on the air now in a very different media environment.
Since 2016 began, stock markets around the world have been plunging. Could concern about China and sustained low oil prices be signaling a new global era? World leaders and business executives are meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where the theme is a “fourth industrial revolution.” New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist Thomas Friedman says the changes we’re seeing could mean a seismic shift in the global landscape.
During the market downturn, checking your 401k and IRA balance is a stressful activity. Worrying about your money is natural, but how can you protect that nest egg during times of market volatility? Whether you’re a millennial, a boomer, or retired, Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson has tips and guidelines to get the most out of your money, and stick to your financial goals during the rough patches.
Can a cure for cancer be found soon? Vice President Joe Biden is leading the cancer “moonshot” to double the rate of progress towards that goal. With more than $30 billion dollars in U.S. funding this year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the world’s leading medical research agency. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says we’ve “got cancer’s number.” He also explains how technological and scientific discoveries are improving health around the globe.
U2’s Bono and Bill Gates are together again working to fight global poverty at the World Economic Forum. It was ten years ago that the U2 frontman began the (RED) product initiative to increase awareness and eliminate HIV/AIDS, teaming with Gates and corporate partners. We ask the rock star and the world’s richest man about the progress being made.
How much does lobbying by the major food manufacturers factor into the final guidelines? And do these recommendations have any real impact on the American diet? With Michael Moss, author, and Joe Bastianich, restaurateur.
With oil prices at 12 year lows, will there be any impact on fuel prices and what consumers pay at the pump? And what about national security and future alternative energy investment? Helima Croft, RBC Capital Markets, and Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen, discuss.
Reporter Phil LeBeau has the latest entrants in the battle for luxury cars. And with continued low gas prices, will the public make the move to hybrids and electric cars like the Chevrolet Bolt or will demand for pickups and SUVs stay strong?
Ok, so you didn’t win the record setting Powerball jackpot of $1.6 billion. But you can still keep those promises to pay off the mortgage and give money to your kids. We’ll tell you how to make a winning financial plan – and how to keep it.
After a week of bad news out of China, sending global markets into a January swoon and oil prices dropping to historic lows, what should you do? Is it time to make moves, or is the best advice to sit tight on your investments? We’ll tell you the best moves to make for whatever career stage you’re in - whether you’re a Millennial, Gen X, Baby Boomer or retired.
With the Affordable Care Act approaching year six, we check in on Obamacare and see if the program is making health care more affordable. With rising premiums and deductibles, plus rising drug costs and mega-insurance mergers on the horizon, are patients better off today? We ask Dr. Kenneth Davis, Mount Sinai Health System President and CEO what’s ahead.
From juice bars to gym memberships, the pursuit of healthy living is big business. From the latest fitness gear and wearables to track your progress, to the cost of organic and GMO-free food, the cost of getting and staying healthy keeps rising. Reporter Morgan Brennan follows the money as more Americans spend more to slim down and live longer.
Rapper-turned-serial entrepreneur Jesse Itzler felt his life was on “auto-pilot”. Eager to improve and challenge himself, he didn’t just hire a personal trainer. He hired a Navy SEAL to live with him and his family in their Manhattan apartment. The goal? Survive 31 days of round-the-clock extreme fitness training from the “toughest man on the planet.”
Now that the Fed has raised rates after a seven-year gap, what will it mean for your money? We’ll get predictions on how your credit cards, mortgage, and savings could be impacted. Plus, will low gas prices remain, and how could that drive the economy in 2016? We ask Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Cato Institute’s Peter Goettler for their insights.
What technologies will have the biggest impact for you in the new year and which ones will fade out? From smarter homes to driverless cars, two experts from and TechCrunch and Engadget talk 2016’s biggest tech trends.
Looking for a winter getaway? Whether you want sun and sand or snow and slopes, we’ll show you how to stretch your travel dollars, and find the best bargains. Travel expert Teri Johnson has some tips on where you can use your credit card miles, and find flash deals to get out of town without spending too much.