The NewsWorthy

The NewsWorthy

The day’s news made fast, fair and fun – in 10 minutes. Erica Mandy is like a trusted friend who always ‘gets’ both sides. She’s a veteran journalist who was tired of talking heads, alarmist headlines and monotone voices, so she created something different. The NewsWorthy is packed with politics, tech, business and entertainment from a variety of sources -- brought together in one, convenient place (and with a fun twist). Join the thousands of people already listening each weekday!

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August 13, 2022 14 min

With so much talk about inflation and a recession, it would seem like the entire economy is shrinking and suffering but really - the labor market is still going strong. Unemployment is at its lowest point in five decades and hiring has surged this summer, with the most recent jobs report exceeding expectations.

Brian Kropp comes back on the show to break down what’s behind the data and what it means for the future. He’s the vice pr...

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The news to know for Friday, August 12th, 2022!

We're talking about an overhaul at the CDC: why and in what ways the health agency is loosening Its guidelines for Covid-19.

Also, the U.S. attorney general wants to let the public in on the investigation over classified records that may have been at Mar-a-Lago.

Plus, how much more it will cost to send holiday gifts this year, which social media apps do teenagers use the most, an...

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The news to know for Thursday, August 11th, 2022!

We'll tell you what former President Trump is choosing not to talk about. He pleaded the fifth.

Also, there's a new debate about what evidence should and shouldn't be allowed when enforcing abortion bans. Facebook is now in the middle of a criminal investigation.

Plus, what to expect for this year's flu season, Disney+ will soon have a new subscription option,...

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The news to know for Wednesday, August 10th, 2022!

We'll update you about the FBI's raid of former President Trump's home and how some prominent Republicans are reacting. 

Also, new military tensions between China and Taiwan are blocking a major trade route: what the American politician who sparked the flare-up is saying about the situation.

Plus, a new sign of relief from soaring inflation, a sports icon ending her pro...

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The news to know for Tuesday, August 9th, 2022!

We'll tell you about the FBI searching former President Trump's home: what agents were looking for and what Trump has to say about it.

Also, how America's biggest aid package yet could help Ukraine and which primary elections are getting a lot of attention today.

Plus, which companies are getting another boost from small-time investors on Reddit, where executives are havin...

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The news to know for Monday, August 8th, 2022!

We're talking about the so-called Inflation Reduction Act: how the multi-billion-dollar bill passed the Senate and what it's supposed to do.

Also, there's new fighting in the middle east. Will it end with a truce?

Plus, the latest, better-than-expected American jobs data, which company Amazon is buying in its 4th-largest deal ever, and the most valuable sports team in the w...

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Monkeypox is now a public health emergency here in the United States. At last check, the U.S. had recorded about 7,000 cases around the country. Today you’ll hear directly from someone who had monkeypox.

Dr. Jon, who prefers not to share his last name, is a primary care doctor in Chicago with a massive social media following on TikTok and Instagram under the handle @thatgaydoctor. He’s sharing about his symptoms, how he thinks ...

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The news to know for Friday, August 5th, 2022!

We'll tell you why the U.S. has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, what federal charges police officers are facing for the raid that killed Breonna Taylor, and how much Alex Jones has to pay the parents of a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting.

Plus, a medical breakthrough has some scientists questioning the meaning of death, two popular streaming services are joining for...

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The news to know for Thursday, August 4th, 2022!

We'll tell you about the next step for NATO now that American lawmakers have come together to open doors for new members.

Also, the high-pressure situation left in Taiwan after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's controversial visit, and another closely-watched election happening today.

Plus, did your flight get delayed? That could soon mean getting a refund. 

And a credit repor...

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The news to know for Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022!

We'll tell you about the highest-ranking American official to visit Taiwan in 25 years and why China is retaliating. 

Also, a major milestone for veterans' healthcare and a new sign the U.S. jobs market might be cooling.

Plus, where you could see a solar storm, why it may be a good time to book a flight, and who's getting bigger raises: people who stay with the same comp...

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The news to know for Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022!

We'll tell you about the death of one of America's most vocal enemies. The U.S. took out a key mastermind behind the 9/11 terror attacks.

Also, today is one of the biggest days for primaries this midterm election cycle. Many races are getting national attention.

Plus, why a review of America's organ transplant system is suggesting major changes, why an NFL quarterback is n...

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The news to know for Monday, August 1st, 2022!

We're talking about more extreme weather in the U.S. from wildfires to floods: who is most at risk today?

Also, we'll tell you what to know about President Biden's "rebound" case of Covid-19 and what happened when an uncontrolled rocket fell back to Earth.

Plus, actor Will Smith's emotional video about his now infamous Oscars slap, which kinds of cars are being ...

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Today we want to give you a break from the heavier headlines and talk about something fun: entertainment! Specifically, video streaming services. There are so many of them now – it can be tough to keep up with all the options! 

We start with an expert’s take on the current state of the so-called ‘streaming wars’ and which subscriptions really deserve your dollars. Jordan Minor leads PCMag’s coverage on video streaming and has writt...

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The news to know for Friday, July 29th, 2022!

We'll explain the latest economic data that has the experts disagreeing about whether we're in a recession.

And what's in the bill that's meant to help America compete with China? It overwhelmingly passed in Congress.

Also, devastating flooding in Kentucky: the impact so far and what help is on the way.

Plus, how JetBlue's deal to buy Spirit Airlines might affect tr...

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The news to know for Thursday, July 28th, 2022!

We'll tell you about the latest decision from the Federal Reserve and how it will impact everyday Americans. 

Also, a possible deal to bring home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another American: what the U.S. is reportedly offering Russia in return. 

Plus, new hope for a cure: how two HIV patients were able to beat the virus, what determines whether your home security footage co...

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The news to know for Wednesday, July 27th, 2022!

We'll tell you about record-breaking rain and catastrophic floods in the midwest. 

Also, a staple of American and Russian cooperation is coming to an end: what's next for the International Space Station now that Russia is pulling away.

Plus, the latest action from the White House to lower gas prices, what new research found about exercising more than the recommended amount, a...

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The news to know for Tuesday, July 26th, 2022!

We'll tell you about the latest new evidence from the January 6th committee and what former President Trump says about running for office again. 

Also, a new turning point in Ukraine and some new hope for an endangered species.

Plus, a new streaming service for sports fans, a piece of space history that could be yours, and what the Mega Millions jackpot is up to now. 

Those stories...

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The news to know for Monday, July 25th, 2022!

What to know about fast-spreading wildfires and heatwaves: where people are facing the most extreme summer weather.

Also, it was the most high-profile trial so far to come out of the January 6th investigation, and it just ended with a guilty verdict. 

Plus, what's now considered the world's worst airport for delays, why millions of T-Mobile customers could have some money coming...

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We’ve watched 8 live hearings now about the January 6th Capitol riot and former President Trump’s role. Now, we’re getting two perspectives about the impact.

Democratic strategist Leslie Marshall is a Fox News contributor and the host of a nationally syndicated radio program, “The Leslie Marshall Show.” 

But first, you’ll hear from Republican analyst Scott Jennings. He’s a CNN contributor and host of the podcast, “Flyover Country.”...

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The news to know for Friday, July 22nd, 2022!

We'll describe the picture lawmakers painted of President Trump the day the Capitol was being attacked and a new bill making birth control pills a federal right: why it's unlikely to become law.

Also, what to know about the first reported case of polio in the U.S. in nearly a decade.

Plus, why a beloved type of butterfly is on the brink of extinction, the changes coming to your...

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