Wednesday: Batten Down The Hatches

Published January 26, 2011

Ahead of the weather, Hubbub’s Andrew Phelps is feeling under the weather, so I’ll be your roundup server this morning. May I recommend the steak?

Stocking up on bottled water? Ready for elevated French Toast Alert levels? Bring your sleeping bag to work? Weatherpeople are expecting another nor’easter to sweep across the state today with snow beginning during the evening commute. Expect 5-10 inches in Greater Boston.

President Obama delivered his second State of the Union address last night. If you missed it, you can watch the video and read the transcript. In the speech, Obama hoped to bridge partisan divides while charting a new economic future for the country.

Disgraced former City Councilor Chuck Turner was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday. Not surprisingly, Turner’s supporters say the sentence is too harsh.

By now you’ve probably heard that Mass. health insurance companies Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan announced that they’re exploring a merger. WBUR’s Curt Nickisch says the companies are trying to remain viable amidst rising health care costs. Of course, as WBUR’s Bianca Vazquez Toness reports, insurance mergers can lead to mixed results for both consumers and the companies themselves.