Media reports last week said that Mary Barra was set to earn about half the salary of her predecessor, but GM has provided additional information. What are the income disparities between the sexes in the US?
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave 18 million shares of Facebook stock to their Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The top 50 donors last year gave $7.7 billion, up about 4 percent from 2012.
A bare majority of Americans still call themselves Protestant as other religions gain ground. But the millennial generation is more likely to reject any formal religion, and this could have political import.
The late-night landscape is fragmented. Hosts rise and fall. But late-night programming has a solid niche in popular culture. Millions tuned in to watch Jay Leno's farewell to 'The Tonight Show' this week.
It's fashionable to tag heroin with trendy names, such as 'Ace of Spades' – the brand reportedly found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's home. But the labels mean nothing, experts warn, and heroin can be cut with anything, including deadly substances.
Fifty years after the surgeon general's first report on the subject, smoking is still identified as the leading preventable cause of death in the US. What role will public policy play in the next 50 years?
The polar vortex that froze water in all 50 states raised special concerns in the usually mild South. A quick civic response – extra patrols, warming centers, expanded hours at homeless shelters – helped reduce fatalities among the region's homeless population.
Duck Dynasty guns, a new line of Mossberg shotguns and rifles, is the latest offering from Phil Robertson and his bayou-based clan. Some see early evidence that the 'Duck Dynasty' craze may help boost hunting, at a time when ducks and geese are relatively plentiful.