The executive order has been billed as the president’s alternative to Democrats’ Medicare for All plans.
Insurers initially rejected about 84 million prescription drug coverage claims made under Medicare Part D that should have been approved, a government report found.
By Gretchen Frazee
The head of the United Nations is setting a daunting goal at the U.N. climate summit in New York this week: completely transform the world’s economies to be more sustainable and find solutions to climate change.
By Paul Solman
The United Nations has called climate change the “defining issue of our time.” But new analyses suggest the planet’s temperature will rise by even more than the UN had estimated -- and that warming creates ever-increasing energy consumption due to…
By Michael W. Klein
If a recession hits, the Fed might need to lower rates below zero, which could cause other problems in the financial system.
By Philip Moeller
Warren’s proposal is based on a lot of solid evidence, writes columnist Philip Moeller, but it also seeks to fix larger-scale problems for which there are no easy solutions.
By Gretchen Frazee
The Fed’s reduction of the federal funds rate is only one of many factors that affect the U.S. economy, but it can still trigger shifts that trickle down into Americans’ finances.
By Kenneth Kuttner, Econofact
There is increasing speculation regarding whether the Federal Reserve might set a negative target for the federal funds rate should the economy enter a recession.
By Orestes 'Pat' Hastings, Daniel Schneider, The Conversation
Research shows family structure plays a role in how much parents spend on their children.
Trade tensions between the U.S. and China are not expected to ease anytime soon, and in New England, tariffs are clawing away at lobster profits. Lobstering is a $1.5 billion industry that helps keep Maine’s economy afloat. But due to…
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