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Week in the News

Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the Federal Reserve interest rate decision, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. (AP)

Fire and flood from Moscow to Iowa to Pakistan this week. And big jitters on Wall Street as economic recovery shudders, globally. What comes next – not clear.

In primary votes around the country, Republicans continued to favor hard-right candidates. Will they sell in the midterms? In Washington, Congress passess$26 billion in aid to gasping states. And White House press secretary Robert Gibbs goes after the “professional left” and its expectations of the President.

All that, plus a new JetBlue exit strategy, in our weekly news roundtable.

Guests:

Michael Crowley, senior correspondent for Time.

Byron York, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

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Apr 2, 2015
A man leaves a GNC store, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in New York. Numerous store brand supplements aren’t what their labels claim to be, an ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. (AP)

What’s really in your herbal supplements? Americans spend billions on supplements. What are they getting?

Apr 2, 2015
Monica Lewinsky, the former Clinton White House intern, delivers a TED Talk, "The Price of Shame," at a 2015 TED Conference  in Austin, TX. (Courtesy TED)

Public shaming. In the age of social media, it happens fast and furious. We’ll look at shaming takedowns and what they tell us.

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Apr 1, 2015
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TV and screen time for babies. Toddlers. It’s so tempting. So available. But is it a good idea?

 
Apr 1, 2015
In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, oil pump jacks work in unison, in Williston, N.D. The number of drill rigs in western North Dakota's oil patch has slipped to a five-year low with the falling price of oil.  (AP)

American energy production at a time of low oil prices. Oil, gas, wind, solar. And what the changed oil price landscape means.

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Our Week In The Web: March 27, 2015
Friday, Mar 27, 2015

More on the incessant email debate, plus some goats living their best lives and the sad allure of Manhattan’s shuttered Pommes Frites.

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Mobile Payments Offer Convenience If You Keep Your Email Safe
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

Thinking about moving your wallet to your phone? You can! And maybe you should? But TechCrunch senior writer Josh Constine has a few things to tell you before you do.

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Using Technology To Get Your Kids Outside
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

The latest and greatest — using apps to make natural exploration more fun for your kids.

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