A consortium is taking the heavily indebted electricity company private at a 51 pct premium. It’s a bet natural gas will dominate the nation’s power grid. Problems with other sources justify that for now. Longer term, stagnant electricity prices and usage makes it a big risk.
During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump suggested the United States revisit the gold standard. So did his rivals Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Ben Carson. Why are Americans so obsessed with the precious metal, both as a store of value and an investment? James Ledbetter swings by Times Square to discuss his new book, "One Nation Under Gold."