Damage from Hurricane Michael and other storms may lead to higher insurance premiums.
Convincing people to see and appreciate the threats posed by climate change is one of the great challenges of our day. Insurers may be able to succeed where scientists and educators have failed.
The ‘lucky’ ticket may not be so lucky after all.
The lottery’s jackpot has swelled to that eye-watering sum, but research suggests hopeful ticket holders should be careful what they wish for.
The Mega Millions stakes have never been higher.
Lotteries purportedly generate money to support public education. Jackpots are getting bigger and bigger – but states don't seem to be spending any more on education.
There are different kinds of policies that can curb greenhouse gases.
Explaining how carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems work is simpler than figuring out how high those taxes and caps should be.
American-made F-15 warplanes fly over Riyadh.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
Trump claimed that 'we would be punishing ourselves' by using US arms sales to Saudi Arabia as a bargaining chip over the disappearance of Khashoggi. A look at the arms trade shows why he's wrong.
Things between Saudi King Salman and Turkish President Erdogan have become rather tense.
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The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is worsening relations between US allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia. An expert on the region believes there may be a way out.
Canada, Mexico and other U.S. allies aren’t walking away from the principles of economic cooperation.
AP Photo/Marco Ugarte
The death of the rules-based world order that supports the global economy and free trade has been greatly exaggerated.
Los argentinos protestan las condiciones de austeridad que forman parte del rescate del FMI.
AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Una profunda recesión, una grave sequía y la caída de la moneda han provocado el mayor rescate de la historia del FMI. El Gobierno espera poder evitar el colapso generado en las anteriores crisis.
Argentines protest the austerity measures of the IMF bailout.
AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
A deep recession, a severe drought and a plunging currency have led to the biggest bailout in IMF history. The government hopes it can avoid the meltdowns that followed past crises.
William Nordhaus argues markets can help curb climate change.
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William Nordhaus showed that the market offers the best chance for preventing global catastrophe form climate change.
An Amazon employee applies tape to a package before shipment.
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The rise of superstar companies that dominate their industries may be partly to blame for the lack of wage growth in the US in recent years. It could also suggest a solution.
The trade deficit, and how much a country exports or imports, is only part of the story.
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Americans seem to believe trade deficits are a bad thing, partly because of arguments suggesting they mean the US is 'losing.' An economist explains why that's rubbish.
Fewer Americans fund nonprofits these days.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to make charitable donations easier and more affordable through a new employee benefit.
The value of bitcoin gifts is subject to swift changes.
Harvesting gains from digital money by giving some of it away can be better for donors than the nonprofits they support.
More milk from these Wisconsin dairy cows may find its way to Canada under the new trade deal.
Canada, the US and Mexico are about to rip up the 25-year-old NAFTA and replace it with something new. But how new?
Christine Blasey Ford prepares to face the Senate.
Senators followed a playbook familiar to millions of women. In promoting men, companies and other organizations have frequently brushed aside allegations of sexual assault and harassment.
The 747 takes off on its maiden voyage.
On Sept. 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line, ready to hit the skies as the bigger commercial jet at the time. Today, as its days as a civilian carrier come to a close, the first jumbo jet remains an icon of aviation.
A sign posted in New Bern, North Carolina after Hurricane Florence.
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Donations to relief efforts tend to dry up within a few months.
The flood damage from Hurricane Harvey, including this Friendswood, Texas, house, will take years to repair.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
The urge to provide disaster aid is borne out of the best characteristics of humanity. But it's important to consider when to donate to disaster survivors, along with what and to whom to give.
Apple’s Tim Cook believes access to high-skill immigrants is a key source of American innovation.
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New research shows recruiting high-skilled immigrants leads to a 'meaningful' increase in innovation – and even more than spending money on research and development.
Fraud has organizational consequences.
Adopting best practices like making it easier for staffers to blow the whistle when they observe wrongdoing can help.
There’s a chill in the air these days.
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The US and China once again exchanged fire in their escalating trade war. Tariffs have been the main source of ammunition thus far, but China has other weapons it could begin to deploy.
With the unemployment rate at about the lowest level in almost 50 years, how much lower could it go? An economist explains.
Politics are creating divides in the office.
The midterm elections have put America's political divide front and center, increasingly invading the work space and stressing out employees.
Instead of fighting other countries, we should be fighting our overflowing landfills.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'