FROM Devin Leonard
Think 'the IRS Sucks?' Try Working There Nobody likes to pay taxes. But collecting them isn't a lot of fun, either. The IRS may be America's most unpopular government agency. Devin Leonard wanted to know what it's like to work there. The result is a cover story in Bloomberg Businessweek , "An Emotion Audit: IRS Workers are Miserable and Overwhelmed." Photo: eFile989
Burger King to Buy Canadian Coffee Chain Tim Hortons Burger King, based in Miami, has announced a merger with Tom Horton’s doughnuts and coffee chain, based in Canada. It’s worth $11.4 billion—with Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway providing $3 billion as part of the deal. Is it really all about avoiding American taxes? Devin Leonard wrote a recent cover story about Burger King's CEO for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.