Partially closing the federal government is not just about politics. It has a human face, too.
How can people struggling with disabilities get ahead? When companies hire them for their skills, not just to fill a quota. That's beginning to happen in countries from Mexico to Germany, Canada, and the United States.
After several strong years, stock markets look rattled as 2018 draws to a close. A mix of factors signal a heightened risk of a slowdown, but an outright recession is far from certain.
The Paris climate agreement was forged in a spirit of unified commitment. Now world leaders must determine how to quantify the obligation to aid developing nations in an energy transition.
As ‘Giving Tuesday’ arrives, it’s a good time to think about charitable donations. Increasingly, average givers are focusing on the effectiveness of organizations they might support.
By picking New York and Washington as its new HQ cities, is the retail giant missing an opportunity to help the parts of America that are left behind?
More steps remain before the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement takes effect. And in the post-deal landscape, separate trade tensions between the US and China still need to be resolved.
Democrats have turned health care into their top theme, attacking Republican positions on Americans with preexisting conditions. The partisan back-and-forth belies a deeper battle over the future of health care.
Amid furor over the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia gave a verbal reminder of its power over oil markets. But using that weapon could hurt the kingdom itself the most.
Many Millennials are rebelling at an economic system that they believe puts profits over fairness and equality. Is capitalism too harsh?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's sobering new climate report reiterates in dire terms the need for a full-court press of climate action. Corporations are starting to heed those calls.
Will President Trump's "America First" make America last in the world of trade? Hardly. But a move by China this week signals how other nations are seeking to diversify their trade at a time when ties with the United States are stressed.
The financial crisis resulted in a deep recession. We wondered: Has it also prompted economists to change their views on how crises happen?
The most recent GDP report was the best since 2014. The White House predicts growth topping 3 percent for the calendar year, which would be a first since the Great Recession. Here's a deeper look at the trends.
With control of Congress at stake, this fall's elections represent a major test of whether organized labor can reclaim its hold on the blue-collar vote.
When a Republican congressman from Florida proposed a tax on carbon emissions, a conservative backlash followed. Yet many GOP voters and businesses support incentives for a clean-energy economy.
For a seemingly dry subject, trade policy seems to resonate with Americans. Perhaps competitive disadvantage is intuitive. The idea of a trade war instills fears, but unfair practices breed resentment.
Is bank regulation growing more pragmatic or just weaker? It's an important question as a long economic expansion continues, but with the Federal Reserve raising interest rates.
By ruling that public sector unions couldn't compel nonmembers to pay contributions, the US Supreme Court has presented new challenges to the political and economic clout of organized labor at a time of rising inequality.
Seattle just dropped a controversial plan to ease homelessness by taxing large local firms like Amazon. But the underlying question lingers: Should big employers be tasked with helping to reduce inequality?
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