Millions of people receiving Social Security and Medicare will suffer next year from financial indigestion. Here's why.
By John Komlos
At its core, the GOP tax plan was made by the 1 percent for the 1 percent.
By Daniel Bush
The state and local tax deduction has become a key sticking point for Republicans negotiating tax reform. How the tax break gets handled will help determine the final price tag of the tax legislation Republicans hope to pass by the…
By Jonathan Meer
Giving by individuals accounts for nearly three-quarters of charitable giving in the United States, over $280 billion in 2016. Changes to tax policy can have an effect on the incentives individuals and households face when making the decision of how…
University of Chicago scholar Richard Thaler was honored with the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his work questioning traditional assumptions that markets act rationally, and for taking human nature into account. Economics correspondent Paul Solman helps explain Thaler's theories,…
By Paul Solman
The unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in September, while the economy lost 33,000 jobs, according to the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest jobs report.
By Arthur D. Clarke
In 1987 it was portfolio insurance; for the Great Recession in 2008 it was securitization. The obvious candidate for the next crisis is Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs.
By Paul Solman
As part of the NewsHour’s series on the opioid epidemic, Paul Solman interviewed Donna Dibo, a former addict who is participating in a jobs training program in Youngstown, Ohio. Dibo recalled her struggling with opioid addiction and its impact on…
By PBS NewsHour
This hurricane season has caused widespread damage and left some parts of the U.S. and its territories in complete ruins. The National Flood Insurance Program was created in the 1960s to insure high-risk areas like these. But by bailing out…
Harvard Business School professor emeritus Bruce Scott argues for reforms to the school that he claims could benefit the U.S. economy.
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