International health experts say they are doing everything they can, in partnership with China, to contain the virus. Whether they are successful over the coming days and weeks could determine whether the virus ends up being relatively minor hit or…
By Gretchen Frazee
More than 700 million people across the globe live on extremely low wages. This year, a trio of economists won the Nobel Prize for their work on addressing global poverty, using randomized control trials to test and improve social policy.
By Paul Solman
Raising a child is complicated and potentially confusing, with conflicting advice available everywhere a parent turns. Economist Emily Oster, a mother of two, dug into the data to help other parents make informed choices about managing their little ones --…
By Paul Solman
The move came a day after Beijing sent financial markets tumbling by allowing the currency to fall to an 11-year low.
By Joe McDonald, Associated Press
By Jeffrey Brown
The Netherlands has become a global leader in implementing the tenets of a “circular economy,” a radical new approach to sustainable living that focuses on reducing consumption, minimizing waste and reusing nearly everything. As Jeffrey Brown reports, some Dutch companies…
By Associated Press
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that out of consideration for the 800,000 federal workers not getting paid, the president has nixed his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum.
The Lucas Brothers are an identical twin comedy duo raised in the inner city of Newark, New Jersey. Keith and Kenny both graduated from college and began law school before deciding to pursue comedy. Now in their 30s, the brothers…
The two American economists have not worked together, but both have developed models to study long-term, sustainable economic growth.
By Thomas Kochan, Erin L. Kelly, Will Kimball, MIT Sloan School of Management, Duanyi Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A nationally representative survey of the workforce found interest in joining unions to be at a four-decade high.
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