Some states and cities are getting very little for the taxpayer dollars they hand out to companies.
Recent scandals involve economic development programs in New Jersey and Maryland highlight their many flaws, including a lack of oversight and their ineffectiveness.
President Harry S Truman established the initial version of the National Intelligence Council.
The National Intelligence Council works inside government but is little understood outside. Yet it has helped respond to almost all the major foreign policy challenges of the last 40 years.
The U.S.-Mexico border, between San Diego and Calexico, California.
As part of a new 'metering' policy, US officials are turning asylum seekers away at ports of entry along the southern border. Thousands wait, straining the resources of Mexican border towns.
An image of Bob Marley at a Bob Marley Exhibit in Miami Oct. 16, 2013.
Lynne Slakdy/AP Photo
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but the messaging around sunscreen for people with black skin needs to changes. Sunscreen has never been shown to reduce skin cancer risk in black people.
Three-year-old Ailianie Hernandez waits with her mother, Julianna Ageljo, to apply for Puerto Rico’s nutritional assistance program.
(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti
Trump has repeatedly misconstrued the territory as not being part of the United States. But it is.
You have a lot of work to do before you step up to the mic.
Connecting with an audience in a productive way can mean first figuring out what they think, feel and believe before you start sharing your message.
The Gillard government kept 87% of its promises, though some had to be compromised to navigate a hung parliament.
While trust in politicians and political systems is lower than ever, new research shows the Gillard government kept most of its promises.
LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.
In order to be successful, the I Promise Academy needs to confront issues of race – much like LeBron James himself, who launched the school amid great fanfare in 2018, an education scholar argues.
Distribution center for the UK grocer Sainsbury, Waltham Point, England.
Globalization is making it harder to identify and trace outbreaks of foodborne illness. Technology can help, but consumers may also have to rethink their food choices.
Amazon’s plan to build a new headquarters in Long Island City faced significant resistance.
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
Amazon nixed plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City after some New Yorkers questioned the wisdom of offering billions in tax breaks in exchange for job promises. A Texas study suggests they had reason to worry.
Public bikes are meant to complement a city’s existing mass transit network, so the location of docking stations is critical.
Under 10 percent of new Citi Bike and Divvy bike docks are sited where residents suggested using interactive online maps, a new study shows. But that doesn't mean city officials weren't listening.
The more laundry you do, the more you can save with efficient washers.
People who use an appliance a lot save more from an energy efficient model. With the right app, they could easily get a sense of their own potential savings when they shop.
Charging six cars at once is fine. Charging 60 million might be a bit tougher.
Ensuring that everyone doesn't charge their cars simultaneously will make a big difference.
Daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning are out of the reach of many seniors.
November is National Family Caregivers Month; did they get your attention? If not, you are not alone. Family caregivers are overlooked by the health care system, and they are burning out. Here's why.
For cities that lost like New Jersey, there may be more than one way to win.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Some say the more than 230 cities that lost their bids for Amazon's second headquarters were dupes in the retailer's game. In fact, they were willing participants with their own aims.
In Texas, Republicans like Cruz (left) are starting to feel the heat from Democrats.
Cruz: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts; O'Rourke: AP
Pollsters at the University of Texas in Austin explain why the numbers just don't add up for the Democrat.
Some Puerto Ricans had to restore downed power lines themselves after Hurricane Maria.
It's been one year since a Category 4 storm turned Puerto Rico into a disaster zone. Today, nearly every pillar of society — including the economy, health care and schools — remains hobbled.
New research is pinpointing how much genes influence the stability of educational achievement.
Up to two-thirds of students experience ‘ninth grade shock,’ which can affect everything from grades to mental health.
While transitioning to the ninth grade can be stressful for many students, teaching students to be more optimistic can better enable them to cope with the challenges, research psychologists argue.
Historically, many American universities helped lay the foundation for eugenics, a pseudoscience used to justify racism.
Since US universities once stood at the forefront of the eugenics movement and its racist ideas, they should right the wrongs of the past by pursuing diversity on campus, two scholars argue.