Sonari Glinton http://wfpl.org en For The Young And Healthy, Health Insurance Is A Hard Sell http://wfpl.org/post/young-and-healthy-health-insurance-hard-sell Getting young, healthy people to sign up for health insurance is seen as critical to the success of the Affordable Care Act. It's precisely those <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/10/25/240798427/for-obamacare-to-work-its-not-just-about-the-numbers" target="_blank">people who will help offset the cost</a> of the older, sicker ones.<p>But while cheap health insurance and subsidies based on income are intended to make the program appealing to the young, what if they haven't even heard of the health care law? Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:45:48 +0000 Sonari Glinton 7402 at http://wfpl.org For The Young And Healthy, Health Insurance Is A Hard Sell U.S. Automakers Are On A Roll, But Hiring Is Slow And Steady http://wfpl.org/post/us-automakers-are-roll-hiring-slow-and-steady There is one basic question that keeps being asked about the U.S. auto industry: Is it on the rebound?<p>"People ask a lot, is the auto industry back?" says Kristin Dziczek, a director at the Center for Automotive Research. "And it depends on what scale you want to look at."<p>So if we're looking at scales, let's start with productivity. In this case, how many work hours it takes to build a car. Productivity in U.S. plants is 39 percent higher than it was in 2000. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:46:32 +0000 Sonari Glinton 5829 at http://wfpl.org U.S. Automakers Are On A Roll, But Hiring Is Slow And Steady Garment Industry Follows Threads Of Immigration Overhaul http://wfpl.org/post/garment-industry-follows-threads-immigration-overhaul In Los Angeles, the business of fashion is big. The apparel business employs as many as 45,000 workers in L.A. County, many of them immigrants.<p>Consequently, the garment industry is worried about the outcome of the immigration debate and watching closely to see what happens.<p><strong>'You Don't Have Another Choice'</strong><p>One of the heavyweights is American Apparel, which makes more than 40 million articles of clothing each year out of its factory near downtown L.A.<p>The clothing industry is notorious for employing illegal workers. Mon, 27 May 2013 16:14:05 +0000 Sonari Glinton 5561 at http://wfpl.org Garment Industry Follows Threads Of Immigration Overhaul With Redesigned Corvette, GM Ushers In New Era Of American Sports Car http://wfpl.org/post/redesigned-corvette-gm-ushers-new-era-american-sports-car This week, the sleek, speedy Chevy Corvette turns 60 years old. In the increasingly competitive auto business, where few cars make it past their teens, that makes it nearly ancient.<p>General Motors, however, is not retiring one of America's oldest sports cars just yet, and is embarking on the perilous path of updating the beloved brand. The auto company unveiled the new 2014 Corvette at the Detroit Auto Show on Sunday, a model that also revives the long-dormant Stingray name.<p>The Corvette is iconic not just in the car industry but also in culture. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:07:20 +0000 Sonari Glinton 3425 at http://wfpl.org With Redesigned Corvette, GM Ushers In New Era Of American Sports Car