Antibiotic-resistant germs are dangerous. Experts say that the problem is real, but that taxation is not the answer.
A SUPERBUG FIX? AGRIBUSINESS DOESN’T THINK SO: The rise of antibiotic-resistant germs is becoming a big problem in the United States, and a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that rather than regulate the overuse of antibiotics to fix the problem, the US should tax them. Experts agree that the problem is real, but tell CNBC that taxation is not the way to go. Read more
CHART OF THE DAY: LONG ROBOTS, SHORT HUMAN? Man or machine? Strategists at Bank of America expect more and more industrial work to be done by robots in the years to come, at the expense of human manufacturing jobs. See more
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: Two years into a major statewide drought, California ranchers and farmers are struggling. It could mean higher prices at grocery store. Read more
US STOCKS FINISH WEEK WITH MIXED RESULTS; ONLY NASDAQ UP ON THE YEAR:Read more