One-Fifth Of Norwegians Tune In To Watch Rock Star Chess Champ
Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen is competing in the 2013 World Chess Championships. Melissa Block speaks with Joran Jansson, president of the Norwegian Chess Federation, for more on his rise to a number one ranking and what his popularity means for the game of chess.
Cautious Optimism As Iran Nuclear Talks Resume
Envoys from Iran and six world powers are set to resume talks in Geneva Wednesday on Iran's suspect nuclear program. Considerable progress was made in the last round on an interim deal that would temporarily freeze Iran's nuclear program while easing some of the international economic sanctions. There are cautious hopes on both sides that the interim deal can be finalized at this session.
Illinois, Chicago Residents Sue Over Refinery Soot
The oil-refinery residue known as 'pet coke' may have a funny nickname, but few residents are laughing about open-air storage practices. They've filed a class-action lawsuit against companies involved in storing pet coke, saying the substance is blowing into and contaminating their neighborhoods. The state's attorney general has also filed suit against one company.
Mixed Messages On Cancelled Health Plans Leave Consumers Confused
Millions of Americans are trying to figure what to do now that their health insurance policies have been cancelled. The policies were cancelled because they didn't comply with President Obama's Affordable Care Act. The president now says insurers who offered substandard policies can continue offering them for one more year. But most insurance companies are still figuring what to do, so it's very difficult for individuals to get reliable information, let alone make a decision.
JPMorgan, Feds Finalize Record $13 Billion Mortgage Settlement
A long-awaited deal between JP Morgan Chase and the Justice Department was finalized Tuesday. The bank — one of Wall Street's largest — agreed to pay a total of $13 billion to resolve a number of legal issues stemming from mortgage securities sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.