Is geographic mobility the key to moving up the economic ladder? Economists are finding that the odds no longer favor American kids in doing better than their parents, but some hope that uprooting their families and moving to safer streets…
By Paul Solman
Research shows that social mobility and income equality in the U.S. has a lot to do with where people live.
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are, for those without serious health and hospitalization needs, the most important feature of their Medicare coverage. And even if you like your current plan, you still should spend some time during open enrollment…
By Kathleen Burns Kingsbury
Fifty-four percent of adults admit that they would rather talk to their kids about sex than their parents about aging.
The economic costs associated with contact sports injuries are often overlooked in the broader debate about the safety of football and other sports.
By Paul Solman
Every food story is an economic story, says author Laura Shapiro. In "What She Ate," Shapiro offers tales of female empowerment or self-definition by way of the kitchen and dinner table, cooking up portraits of Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Helen…
By Philip Moeller
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…
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