When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn’t getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn’t even get half of that. A penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs more than 11 cents to make and distribute. The quandary is how to make coins more cheaply without sparing our change’s quality and durability, or altering its size and appearance.
A pilot study in the East Bay is focusing on small children whose parents live near two industrial factories. Participants will voluntarily be tested for heavy metals in the bloodstream.
A look back at the great movies, music and books that came out this Summer and a preview of what we can look forward to this Fall