Health care experts will testify Tuesday before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the high cost of prescription drugs in the U.S.
Walsh has a long history with labor, he served as president of Laborers Local 223 and, before becoming mayor, headed up the Boston Building Trades — a union umbrella organization.
Many cities across the country are beginning to experiment with the idea of a guaranteed income: an amount of money meant to address the basic needs of a person living in the U.S., distributed on top of regular income. In…
By Isabel Debre, Associated Press
Saudi Arabia’s state-backed oil giant Aramco says its profits nearly halved in 2020 to $49 billion. Sunday's announcement of the big drop came as the coronavirus pandemic roiled global energy markets.
What would happen if you gave people $500 a month, no strings attached? Stockton, California set out to answer that question two years ago as one of the first U.S. towns to pilot a Universal Basic Income program. Former Stockton…
By Leila Molana-Allen
For the past decade, Syria has been engaged in a bitter civil war with no end in sight. The conflict has forced hundreds of thousands of Syrians to flee their home country, seeking refuge in towns across the border. On…
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
Officials at the Treasury Department briefed reporters Thursday on the efforts they are planning, including highlighting a provision in the measure that expands the child tax credit.
By Paul Solman, Lee Koromvokis
This week marked the 52nd straight week of high unemployment claims, with numbers rising as more than a million people filed for state and emergency federal unemployment benefits across the country. One state, Rhode Island, is working to reverse that…
By Carole Feldman, Associated Press
The Education Department says the change could lead to $1 billion in loans being canceled for 72,000 borrowers, all of whom attended for-profit schools.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 770,000, a sign that layoffs remain high even as much of the U.S. economy is steadily recovering from the coronavirus recession.
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