The index fund revolutionized investing for millions. Its founder died on Jan. 16.
The president should use his penchant for shaking up the status quo to tackle the genuine crisis in health care.
The UK's agonizing efforts to find a path out of the European Union is beginning to look a lot like a game or riddle with no solution – and certainly no winners.
Trump and other leaders use the word 'crisis' to claim there's an emergency that demands urgent action. A leadership expert explains how to evaluate those claims.
The problems from a disappointing gift don't end once you've awkwardly thanked the giver and tossed the wrapping paper.
The Trump administration is preparing to shift billions in veterans' health care spending to private providers. Research suggests privatizing essential services comes with a social cost.
Medicaid and Medicare benefits appear safe for now. But SNAP food assistance and many other programs could be disrupted.
Because many Americans live paycheck to paycheck, the loss of even one can be a big financial blow for a family.
The government has been partially closed since Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record. A finance professor who studied the 2013 shutdown explains the economic impact.
When the only fixes getting funded are designed to leave the status quo intact, the results of philanthropy inevitably fall short.
Trump, Schumer and Pelosi have fallen into a classic negotiation trap that often prevents deals from getting made, which has led to the shutdown stalemate.
While the euro's survival for two decades is evidence of its success, it was born with fundamental problems that have weakened it, leading to near-constant crisis.
Stock markets have plunged in recent months on concerns over Trump's trade war and the possibility of a recession. An economist explains how stocks are like used cars – and lemons.
With President Trump insisting on funding for his border wall and Democrats vehemently opposed, a partial government shutdown is possible. Here's what it could mean for the economy.
The chocolate industry is undergoing significant change at the moment, both for better and worse. Here are three trends on the positive side of things.
The Federal Reserve opted to lift interest rates in a snub to stock investors who have been bleeding red for more than two months.
A New York judge will decide whether Trump owes more than $2.8 million in restitution.
In the last year, workplace culture faced major upheaval for working women. We at The Conversation put together our reporting on that very topic from 2018.
An employment law expert explains why it's time CEOs had to follow the same rules and harassment policies as every other employee.
Most Americans underestimate how many calories nutritionists recommend they consume each day, which means maybe you can probably have one more treat without feeling guilty.
Two-thirds of people who report workplace sexual harassment say they lost their jobs or are retaliated against in other ways. Most never receive any money.
Drivers buy less gas when filling the tank burns holes in their wallets.
The significant churn in the Trump administration has caused confusion in foreign policymaking. In contrast, Bush's presidency was marked by collegiality, which contributed to many successes.
A populist movement that threatened to topple a French government more than 60 years ago has important lessons for today’s protests and why they represent a reckoning.
The oil-exporting organization may have mustered the political will to cut production, but its disunity remains intact.