Here and Now http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From 'And So It Goes' To 'Princess Bride' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rob-reiner-reflects-making-movies-and-so-it-goes-princess-bride Whether as an actor in the classic 1970s show &#8220;All in The Family,&#8221; or as the director of films such as &#8220;When Harry Met Sally,&#8221; &#8220;This is Spinal Tap&#8221; and &#8220;The Princess Bride,&#8221; <strong>Rob Reiner</strong> has been making people laugh for decades.<p>His latest film is the romantic comedy &#8220;And So It Goes,&#8221; a sort of &#8220;When Harry Met Sally&#8221; for the senior citizen set starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.<p>Reiner said in his romantic comedies he explores what he&#8217;s come to know about the relationships between women and Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:26:00 +0000 38407 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From 'And So It Goes' To 'Princess Bride' Are House Calls Making A Comeback? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/are-house-calls-making-comeback Long ago, doctors visited the sick instead of the other way around. In our modern era of crowded waiting rooms, it&#8217;s hard to believe there ever was another way. Yet, this may soon change.<p>Due to a growing older population and rising medical costs, the doctor home visit is getting a second look. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 38408 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Are House Calls Making A Comeback? Big Money In Dollar Tree's Acquisition Of Family Dollar http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/big-money-dollar-trees-acquisition-family-dollar In an $8.5 billion deal, Dollar Tree has agreed to acquire its rival discount chain, Family Dollar. What does this mean for Dollar General? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 38409 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Big Money In Dollar Tree's Acquisition Of Family Dollar As Market Basket Store Shelves Empty, Online Presence Grows http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/market-basket-store-shelves-empty-online-presence-grows It&#8217;s been a big week for Market Basket.<p>For a window into everything about this family-owned business that has been successful &#8212; despite deep divisions at the top &#8212; you just have to go online. From our own WBUR to <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/traceylynneg/mind-blowing-pictures-of-empty-shelves-as-employee-uzsz" target="_blank">Buzzfeed</a>, countless publications are writing about the New England grocery store chain&#8217;s ongoing employee protests and resulting empty shelves.<p>But in this case, the curious now have another potential source for information on the comp Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 38356 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Market Basket Store Shelves Empty, Online Presence Grows Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/market-basket-employees-protest-labor-changes At a New England grocery store, employees are protesting labor changes &#8212; but it&#8217;s not what you&#8217;re expecting. Market Basket&#8217;s 25,000 employees don&#8217;t have a problem with their own working conditions. Rather, they want ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas put back in his position.<p>In 1994, Demoulas&#8217;s father fought his late brother&#8217;s heirs for control of the family business. Demoulas&#8217;s uncle&#8217;s heirs won a very slight majority stake of 50.5 percent. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 38357 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes The Best And Worst Companies To Retire From http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/best-and-worst-companies-retire Bloomberg has ranked the best and worst companies to retire from, and some of the results are surprising: ConocoPhillips provides some of the most generous retirement benefits to employees, while Whole Foods and Facebook are ranked near the bottom.<p>Bloomberg&#8217;s <strong>Michael Regan</strong> joins <a href="https://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Meghna Chakrabarti to explain how the publication calculated the rankings.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-22/conocophillips-best-among-401-k-plans-with-facebook-last.html" target="_blank">See Bloo Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 38358 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Best And Worst Companies To Retire From Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/veterans-say-suicide-their-top-concern It&#8217;s estimated that 22 military veterans commit suicide every day, but if you talk to people who are familiar with this issue, they&#8217;ll tell you the real number is probably higher. The latest statistics from the Pentagon show that suicides among active duty military are up slightly, compared to the same period last year. There have been 161 confirmed or suspected suicides so far in 2014. There were 154 by this time last year.<p>According to the Associated Press, suicides are up among Navy and Air Force personnel. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 Alex Ashlock 38327 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern Good Movies You Might Have Missed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/good-movies-you-might-have-missed The movie &#8220;Snowpiercer&#8221; opened to critical acclaim a few weeks ago, but you might have trouble finding it at a theater near you.<p>In fact, as Boston Globe film critic <strong>Ty Burr</strong> has noted, a number of good films have either not been released widely, or disappeared from movie theaters before audiences could discover them.<p>He shares a few of his recent favorites with <a href="https://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Meghna Chakrabarti, including &#8220;The Immigrant,&#8221; &#8220;Fading Gigolo,&#8221; &#8220;Land Ho!&#8221; and &#8220;Edge of To Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 38326 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Good Movies You Might Have Missed You Might Call This Story Sour Grapes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/you-might-call-story-sour-grapes It was an elaborate con involving wine and some of America’s wealthiest collectors.<p>Rudy Kurniawan is the first person to be tried and convicted for selling fake wine in the United States. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 38328 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org You Might Call This Story Sour Grapes Netherlands Mourns As Crash Victims' Bodies Arrive http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/netherlands-mourns-crash-victims-bodies-arrive The Dutch Safety Board says it has taken charge of the investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine. The two black boxes from the airliner are reported to have arrived in Britain.<p>In the Netherlands, it&#8217;s a National Day of Mourning. Church bells in towns and villages across the country rang for five minutes today, just before two transport planes arrived at Eindhoven airbase, carrying the first coffins of the crash victims.<p>The remains are being taken to a military base in Hilversum, southeast of Amsterdam. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 38294 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Netherlands Mourns As Crash Victims' Bodies Arrive