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Weekly News Digest

What a vaccine means for America’s economy  - The EconomistAlthough the coronavirus is spreading unchecked, there are grounds for optimism.

When Medicare Choices Get ‘Pretty Crazy,’ Many Seniors Avert Their Eyes - The New York Times (7 min)A new study shows that more than half of enrollees don’t review or compare their coverage options annually.

How To Plan For Rising Health Care Costs - Fidelity. Estimated costs for health care post-age 65? Try $295,000 per couple in assets needed today.

The Remarkable and Complex Legacy of Native American Military Service - Smithsonian Magazine (10 min)Why do they serve? The answer is grounded in honor and love for their homeland.

Miami Marlins Hire Kim Ng as MLB's First Female General Manager - ESPN.  After getting her start as an intern with the White Sox nearly 30 years ago, and subsequently accumulating 3 World Series rings and 8 postseason appearances as an executive with the Yankees and Dodgers, Kim Ng becomes the first female (and first Asian-American) general manager of a major league team.  

Oh Captain, My 'Jeopardy!' Captain - The New York Times (4 min).  "Trebek was that rare thing in contemporary media: a voice of simple, declarative truth and trusted authority."

The Compromise of 1877- Investor Amnesia. "If you want an example of a real nation-rending, Constitution-bending contested presidential election that might have conceivably led to a second Civil War, you have to go back to the U.S. Centennial Year of 1876, when Republican Rutherford B. Hayes defeated Democrat Samuel Tilden by a single electoral vote after a dispute that wasn’t resolved until the eve of Hayes’s inauguration in March of 1877."

An Oral History of 'Marge vs The Monorail', the Episode That Changed 'The Simpsons' - Vice. "If a gun was put to my head, and they said, ‘Tell me the best episode of television ever,’ it’s this."

Dave Grohl, 10-Year-Old Nandi Bushell and One Very Epic Drum Battle - The New York Times (6 min)The Foo Fighters leader and the English prodigy struck up a competitive friendship on social media that has brought them, and thousands of music fans, immense joy.