Political State Podcast: Why so much doom and gloom?
In this week's Political State podcast, The Oklahoman's Ben Felder and Dale Denwalt discuss looming health care cuts, the idea that the budget outlook might not be as bad as it seems and a group of Oklahomans who recently were met with disrespect at the State Capitol.
These giant drones could seriously disrupt the shipping industry
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are now used for all sorts of things, from taking out terrorists to delivering take-out, NBC News reports.
Now a tiny start-up in California's Bay Area is working on what it hopes will be the next big thing: large autonomous drones capable of moving freight across the... Read More
Sheryl Sandberg's new mission on Equal Pay Day: #20PercentCounts
Lean In's Sheryl Sandberg is calling attention to the gender pay gap with a national retail campaign that will offer discounts to women on Equal Pay Day, USA TODAY reports.
The reasoning behind the #20PercentCounts campaign that launches Tuesday: If a woman makes 20% less than a man, she should pay... Read More
Their Student Debt Was Forgiven. Until It Wasn’t.
More than 550,000 people have signed up for a federal program that promises to repay their remaining student loans after they work 10 years in a public service job, The New York Times reports.
But now, some of those workers are left to wonder if the government will hold up its end of the bargain — or... Read More
Senate confirms billionaire investor as commerce secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team.
Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, Ross said the Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement. That's the massive trade... Read More