The Reports: April 30-May 4 | WYPR

The Reports: April 30-May 4

May 7, 2018

This week: Manufacturing jobs, tariffs, pensions, healthcare spending and planning for education costs.

MON: Many people in Maryland bemoan the loss of manufacturing jobs over the course of decades. A number of communities across the country have been blessed by the influx of manufacturing jobs, including the Greenville-Spartanburg area in South Carolina, home to a large BMW plant, and Charleston, South Carolina, home to expanding Boeing manufacturing operations...

TUES: You will likely remember that in March, the Trump administration launched global tariffs on steel and aluminum. According to newly available research from economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, those tariffs on imported steel are likely to cost the American economy jobs...

WED: America is in the midst of a pension crisis. More than one million workers and retirees could lost their pension benefits within the next two decades.  As indicated by CNNMoney, many of these people worked in construction or were truck drivers who belonged to a union... 

THURS: As indicated by a recent Bloomberg article, money may not buy love, but it can purchase better health. And to live as long as possible, many of the world’s wealthiest people are spending a lot of money on healthcare. Longer lifespans, of course, are not simply relevant to the rich...

FRI: I think we can agree that parental involved in education generally contributes to a child’s eventual success.  I think we can also agree that some parents are more engaged in their children’s education than others.  A new report supplied by the Varkey Foundation, an educational charity, indicates how much time parents put into their children’s education...