The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men…
In a world where not only universities, but private companies, are getting into the education game, the pressure to keep up with an ever-changing work landscape is stronger than ever.
By Gretchen Frazee
Cooperative systems, such as carbon markets, could encourage countries to set more ambitious goals for reducing climate change, writes economist Robert Stavins.
By Robert Stavins
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services appears to be accelerating its shift away from original Medicare toward Medicare Advantage programs, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
By Philip Moeller
As automation spreads through the American economy, experts say its impacts will be uneven. Key factors in determining that effect include geography and race, but likely even more important is education. With the rapid pace of technological evolution, will job…
Pikeville is a small city of 6,700 nestled in the mountains of eastern Kentucky--a rural area that has struggled to survive the decline of the coal industry. Now, local residents are pinning their futures on health care, which is desperately…
The new deal does provide more protections for U.S. workers than NAFTA, but the effect it will have on auto workers is far from certain.
By Gretchen Frazee
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Saturday amid an ongoing trade battle between the two nations.
By Paul Solman
Technological advancement often brings the promise of increased efficiency in the workplace. But it also means apprehension about humans potentially being replaced by automation and artificial intelligence. In a new series, "The Future of Work," Paul Solman explores the concept…
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