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  • Terror and tragedy

    The terror attack in Belgium shook Europe to the core. How will this event impact open borders, safety abroad, and safety here? And what measures should be taken to prevent more attacks from happening? We talk to Ian Bremmer of Eurasia Group and Michael O’Hanlon from the Brookings Institution.

  • The downside of low oil prices

    Low oil prices are not all good news. It means companies that recycle make less money because the market for recyclables has tanked, and it’s cheaper to use virgin materials that are petroleum based. That has a widespread impact on companies like Waste Management, municipalities that depend on income from recycling and it’s unclear what it will mean for the environment. We talk to Waste Management CEO David Steiner.

  • Life changes and your taxes

    If you got married, divorced, had a child or retired last year, it will have an impact on your taxes. What you need to know before you file, and how you can save money.

  • The big business of chocolate

    Easter weekend is one of the busiest times for chocolate makers. More than 100 million chocolate bunnies will be made for the holiday. We talk to chocolatier and business owner Jacques Torres about the big business of chocolate, how he handles the rush, and the rising cost of cocoa.

  • Winning at losing

    Some 35% of all Americans are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2014, more than $64 billion dollars was spent on the business of weight loss. Why is so much of this country overweight? Nutrisystem CEO and President Dawn Zier and former White House Chef Sam Kass on what can be done to halt the growing obesity epidemic.

  • Ogden comeback

    Ogden, Utah was once a hub of rail and industry. But beginning in the 1970’s, people left and the town slipped into decline. Reporter Mary Thompson heads there to see what’s working now in this town near the Wasatch Mountains.

  • The future of history

    New York’s American Museum of Natural History, renowned home to dinosaurs, is expanding its digital footprint. AMNH President Ellen Futter explains how the museum is using technology to create a more interactive experience for its more than five million annual visitors.

  • Taxing decisions

    With April 15th rapidly approaching, how will you file your taxes this year? Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson has Consumer Reports’ test results of popular name brand tax software.

  • Voting your wallet

    With the presidential field continuing to narrow, will your tax bill shrink or expand next year? It’s time to look at what the candidates are promising and how it could impact your wallet. How would you fare under the various Republican or Democratic plans? Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge crunched the numbers and provides insight into what it could mean for your taxes and your retirement.

  • Barriers to small business

    Launching a new business is never easy, but entrepreneurs say some states and cities have created legal obstacles that make starting a small business even more difficult and costly. For example, aspiring tour guides complain Charleston, SC’s 200 question exam has a 50% fail rate and Wisconsin has a ban on “home-baked” goods. But do these regulations and licensing laws help maintain safety and high standards or are they excessive barriers to entry? Reporter Kate Rogers looks at the weird world of small business regulation.

  • Healthy food, low prices

    Can a non-profit grocery store help reduce food waste while selling healthy food cheaply to low-income neighborhoods? That’s the idea behind Daily Table, created by a former Trader Joe’s President. His store is located outside Boston, offering wholesome food, deemed either too “ugly” or too close to expiration dates for traditional supermarkets to stock. We ask Daily Table Founder and President Doug Rauch if his idea can succeed and expand to other cities.

  • Protecting your parents

    Your parents raised you to be smart about money, but now may be your turn to help them. The role reversal is especially necessary since seniors are a common target of scam artists. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, one financial scam costs the average senior $30 thousand dollars. Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson has signs you can look for to outsmart the scammers trying to take advantage your folks and their finances.

  • Pink Slip

    According to a recent study by New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs, products marketed to women, across multiple categories, cost an average of 7% more. Why is this happening? And how widespread are these gender price differences? Reporter Dina Gusovsky goes shopping. We’ll talk to Cosmopolitan.com Senior Writer Prachi Gupta and Jenny Drucker, Marketing Professor at the Drucker School of Management about what consumers can do.

  • Warren's wisdom

    Three months in, 2016 has been full of wild stock moves and uncertainty. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett shares his words of wisdom when it comes to growing your retirement savings. We’ll also get his take on the price of oil, the rise of Donald Trump and America’s future.

  • Year up

    More than 6.5 million 16-24 year olds in the U.S. are not on school or working. Almost a third of them are black. “Year Up” is a non-profit program looking to change that. Founder Gerald Chertavian says, “talent is distributed evenly across this country, but opportunity is not.” If accepted, participants get six months of training, a stipend and a six month corporate internship. And often, a full-time job offer. More than 13,000 have gone through the program with over 250 participating companies.

  • Crafting a beer career

    The brewers of microbrews are looking to get ahead of growing need – new hires. According to the Brewers Association, one or two small breweries are opening every day in the U.S. The revival of specialized brews is creating tens of thousands of jobs in the brewing industry. Reporter Mary Thompson visits a microbrewer to find out what skills are needed, and a college where students can major in beer.

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