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The US trade deficit hasn’t been this small in 8 months, but Boeing’s 737 Max problems suggest it may not last

The US trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed in February, hitting its lowest level in eight months as shipments of civilian aircraft surged.
A Type 1 diabetes patient holds up bottles of insulin.

Outrage over the cost of the life-saving drug insulin has drugmakers scrambling, but Congress and the public demand a price cut

Critics call the new programs "PR stunts,"and say drug companies should just lower their prices.
A child cries as a health officer injects her with measles vaccine at a health center in the Philippines.

From autism risks to mercury poisoning, here are 10 lies anti-vaxxers are spreading about the measles vaccine

Dozens of children are sick with the measles in the Pacific Northwest. It's looking increasingly likely that nearly all of them are unvaccinated.
Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon denounced drug companies on Monday for not agreeing to support legislation that would require lowering drug prices.

Senators asked 7 big drugmakers to lower their prices. None of them gave a straight answer.

Seven top pharma executives said they support the idea of lower drug prices, but had conditions before they would commit to doing so.

Trump steps up pressure on Fed, calls for interest-rate cuts

President Donald Trump blamed the Fed for slowing growth Friday, saying it should cut interest rates and start injecting money into the economy.
The average lifespan of a plastic bag is 12 minutes.

In some countries, people face jail time for using plastic bags. Here are all the places that have banned plastic bags and straws so far.

New York is the third US state to ban plastic bags. But the concept is already quite popular around the world.

US reportedly cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras after Trump claims countries ‘set up’ migrant caravans

The US State Department is cutting off the three South American countries from financial aid.

9 places in the US where kids can’t safely drink the water at school

There is toxic lead in the water at schools across the US. More than 40% of districts aren't testing their water at all.
Yellen holds a news conference in Washington

Thousands of female economists say they’ve been sexually assaulted or discriminated against by colleagues

Female economists have for years dealt with pervasive sexual misconduct and discrimination in workplaces across the US, according to a new report.
Vaccine court is housed in a red brick building, two minutes from the White House.

Inside ‘vaccine court,’ where the US government pays millions to people who say they were harmed by vaccines

Vaccine court is funded by a 75¢ cent tax on every childhood vaccine administered in the US. Most cases stem from bad needle jabs.