When it comes to breast-feeding, the pendulum may be swinging back from "breast is best" to "formula is fine." Among the reasons: assertions that the health benefits of breast milk may be exaggerated, the perception by some that breastfeeding advocates are overly judgmental, and new research indicating that mothers who nurse may face negative economic consequences.
The prime minister of Thailand this morning rejected an ultimatum from anti-government protesters to call a snap election. Tens of thousands of demonstrators are currently in front of the army barracks in Bangkok where the prime minister has been staying.
It's Monday, which means that we're joined by Marcus Mabry, international business editor for The New York Times, to look at what's ahead this week.
Check your mailbox, you may have already received a letter warning of the imminent arrival of your mandatory census questionnaire. But did you know that answering those questions is vitally important for the funding of local, regional and nationally funded programs? Or that the information you put in remains confidential for 70 years?
March is Women's History Month and in celebration we've invited Eve Ensler to talk about her latest projects. The author, playwright and well-known feminist has worked to advance women's rights worldwide.
The late night wars are officially over as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (re)starts tonight, just nine months and two days after he said good-bye to the show and Conan O'Brien took over. A little over a month ago, Conan O'Brien hosted his last broadcast in the time slot, and very likely his last on NBC.
Frederic Chopin always claimed that March 1st was his birthday, despite church records saying he was born on February 22. Chopin would have been 200 this year, and it seems churlish to argue with a 200-year-old, so in honor of his special day we look back on what made him great, and why we still love his music.
In Chile, the death toll has risen above 700 victims three days after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake shook the country. This is one of the strongest earthquakes recorded in history, and one of the deadliest earthquakes in Chile since the Valdivia quake of 1960.
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps what can only be described as a classic hockey game between Canada and Team USA as they both battled for Olympic gold. In overtime, Canada clenched the gold and made the host nation proud. Meanwhile, a roster of exciting college basketball games filled the weekend back on U.S. soil.
The Chilean quake will have immediate and significant repercussions for the global economy, particularly affecting the copper market. Chile is the largest producer of copper and the earthquake forced the closure of Santiago-based copper mines, which means a spike in prices. New York Times Wall Street and finance reporter Louise Story explains.
AIG will sell the Asian arm of its life insurance business to British insurance giant, Prudential P.L.C. This international sale is the biggest since AIG was bailed out by the U.S. government in 2008 and will help the company repay some of its bailout money.
We take a look at what's ahead in our weekly agenda segment with Marcus Mabry, international business editor for The New York Times, and Rob Watson from the BBC.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has declared a “state of catastrophe” and has sent soldiers into some of the streets. U.S. Ambassador to Chile Paul E. Simons gives the view on the ground from Santiago, Chile.
Saturday's earthquake struck Chile with a force that was 500 times more powerful than the quake that hit Haiti last month, and set off a tsunami that destroyed villages up the coast. Millions of Chileans were displaced, and there are reports of gas, food and water shortages as people scramble to meet their needs.
A few weeks back we held a Takeaway dog show to coincide with the Westminster Kennel Dog Show and got a huge response from listeners. Hundreds of people sent in their photos of their canines and you voted for the winner.
New York Times reporter Eric Dash normally covers the fast-paced world of Wall Street, banking and finance. But he recently discovered that Wall Street isn't only interested in cut-throat trading and rising markets. Wall Street has been captivated by Olympic curling.
With 21,000 Haitian American students, Miami-Dade schools have struggled with the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake perhaps more than any other school system in the United States.
All week we’ve been exploring the mechanics of a broken legislative body in our series, “Frustration Nation.” We wrap up the series with a look at the solutions to government gridlock. Can we move away from filibusters? Should we rehaul our election rules? Should we get rid of the Senate altogether?