FROM David Serchuk
Unemployment Rises and Will Keep Climbing Five hundred sixteen thousand Americans filed for unemploymen t last week, bringing the total to 3.8 million, about the size of the City of Los Angeles. The weekly total of lay-offs is the highest since the attacks of September 11, 2001. David Serchuk is Assistant Editor at the Intelligent Investing channel at Forbes.com.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
The free-flowing leaks in the Trump White House President Obama tried to clamp down on leakers, but the Trump Administration is besieged almost as never before. Are the "anonymous sources" partisans or worried professionals? Are they endangering the republic or performing a public service?
Should we 'hack the climate' to fight global warming? The Paris Agreements won't be enough to reverse global warming, whether President Trump pulls the US out or not. Is it time to try altering the atmosphere by what's called "geoengineering?" We hear about unintended consequences, international relations… and ethics.