Next time you open a new credit card or bank account, all that fine print you’re supposed to read- could be a little shorter. This week, a federal agency proposed a new rule that would allow customers to bring class-action lawsuits against financial institutions- Something that all that fine print didn’t allow before. Tyler Pratt spoke with Loyola University New Orleans Law Professor, Imre Szalai Professor and asked him what he would have to do if he wanted to take his bank to court today.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times released an investigation on OxyContin, the best selling painkiller that’s made $31 billion for Purdue Pharma since 1996. The Times found the 12-hour relief claim is bogus — it doesn’t actually last that long, which may give some insight into rising levels of abuse of and addiction to this drug and others like it. Katie Ferguson talked to Dr. Jack Kabazie, who directs the division of pain management at the Allegheny Health Network in Pennsylvania about how he views pain relievers as the guy who prescribes them.
Fitness fads come in and out of style – remember tae bo and jazzercise? Well, one of the latest workout trends is immersive technology. It may sound cool, but do these new technologies actually help us work out better? Gilda Di Carli went to a new exercise studio where riders cycle in front of an IMAX screen to find out.
When you have a unique experience, you often want to find others who’ve shared it. And that’s even the case for people who’ve been on “Jeopardy!”. Twenty-six million Americans watch the show, but only a few hundred people are on it every year. And they’re starting to come together. Suzie Xie has more on this growing community.
At the Coachella music festival two weeks ago, Youtube introduced live 360-degree video streaming, WITH 3-D sound. 3D movies, 3D printing, and 360 virtual reality videos have become common terms… but 3D sound? As Alison Vicrobeck reports, it’s the next step in reproducing a life-like virtual experience.
Adolescence has never been easy – from worries about school, friends and all the ways their bodies are changing, teenagers have it rough. Mental health experts say these worries are taking their toll. According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health – anxiety is now the most common mental health diagnosis for college students. And this can be limiting, getting in the way of things you want to do in your life. As Åsa Secher reports, the focus is narrowing in on girls, who researchers say are twice as likely to be affected.
The funeral of Father Daniel Berrigan was held today Friends and supporters of the famous activist celebrated his life with a peace march- starting at the lower east side and culminating at St Francis Xavier Church at West 16th street. There was a band – people sang and danced while holding signs that read peace and love.
But As Jephie Bernard reports the atmosphere was anything but somber.
For the first time in almost a century, the boats for the America’s Cup sailing race will be in NYC this week-end. To celebrate this event, the America’s Cup Youth Education is teaching young new-yorkers how to sail. Adele Humbert has the story from the Hudson River.
Superstorm Sandy was four years ago and New York City is still dealing with the damage it left behind. The latest project – repairs to the L train line connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. But this will leave riders with few options for getting between the two boroughs. Stephan Bisaha went to Brooklyn to hear how L train riders were taking the news.
Catholics are trying to piece together a new document published by the pope this morning where he pushes forward social issues. Essentially, he encourages members of the Church to be more open and accepting of people in less “traditional” families: single parents, same-sex couples and people who are divorced. Alison Vicrobeck has the story.