FROM Liz Pulliam Weston
New Retirement Rules When you go to a financial adviser to figure out your retirement plan, that adviser is not required to act in your best interest. But a new rule working its way through the federal system would change that, and make it mandatory for retirement advisers to actually work for the people who hire them. It’s something President Obama has been pushing to get for years and it could finally go into effect in the next few months. What difference will it make?
New Rules for Credit Bureaus If your credit score is keeping you up at night, there’s a little good news this morning. A bad credit score, whether it’s accurate or not, can stand between you and buying a house or even getting a job. Now, the three big companies have agreed to make it easier for consumers to fix bad credit information. Equifax, Experian and TransUnion negotiated for a year with New York’s Attorney General before reaching an agreement that overhauls how the bureaus handle unpaid medical bills and disputes between creditors and consumers.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.