Investing In a Cure
Jonathan and Natalie Silverstein, Silverstein Foundation Co-Founders
Wall Street investor Jonathan Silverstein has spent a career finding and funding biotech firms working on cures for rare diseases. But after learning in February he has Parkinson's Disease, the diagnosis set him and his wife on a path to create a different kind of startup, a foundation to work towards a cure.
Jane Wells, reporter
If your aging parents need to be near you, but living with you is too much, there's a new option. A "Granny Pod" is a temporary housing unit that's placed in your backyard, and six states are currently allowing them. While units can cost well over $100K, that can be less than nursing home, or assisted living. ReporterJane Wells visits a California granny in her newly-built "pod".
Cashing in on the Eclipse
Eric Chemi, reporterIt's been 38 years since the last total solar eclipse passed over the United States. From Oregon through Nebraska to South Carolina, towns along the 60-to-70 mile path aren't letting thismoney-making opportunity pass them by. Reporter Eric Chemi finds what businesses are doing to cash in on a rare celestial event.
Adam Auriemma, Money Magazine
Back to school isn't just for kids. And the bargains aren't just on school supplies. The fall shopping season is loaded with discounts on categories that might surprise you. Money Magazine's Adam Auriemma has tips on what to get and where to find some of the best deals of the year.
Pet Vacation Spending
Kate Rogers, reporter
Forget those concrete boarding kennels pets used to endure while their owners left them behind on vacation. They've been replaced by high end pampering palaces and doggie camps that rival the amenities their owners are enjoying. Of the$70B Americans will spend on their pets this year, $5B is on grooming and boarding. Reporter Kate Rogers checks her dog into a pet vacationspot.
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