Is the scale telling the truth?
A new study explores whether how we perceive our body weight affects our prospects in the job market and at work.
Farmers markets have soared in popularity across the country, such as this one in Missoula, Montana.
Several studies on locavores – people who go out of their way to buy foods and other products from local sources – explore the beliefs and values that makes them tick.
AT&T and Time Warner are among the latest companies to merge.
A scholar of the media business tries to make sense of the flurry of merger news lately, and why the contested tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner will profoundly reshape the American media landscape.
Charities should not make amassing more and more money their top priority.
When organizations dedicated to doing good make money their top priority, they get into trouble.
CEO Tim Cook built Apple’s vast supply chain, which stretches from China to Europe.
The president launched a trade war largely on the premise of a massive trade deficit with China. A closer look at the iPhone shows why he's wrong.
New steel tariffs could hit the Tenaris seamless pipe mill in Bay City, Texas, hard.
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So far, he has not given any hints that his team is hatching a parallel set of economic policies that will benefit all Americans, let alone the world economy.
A biker rides his Harley-Davidson during a parade in Germany.
The motorcycle maker angered Trump after it said it plans to move some production overseas to avoid EU tariffs – just a few months after the president praised the company for being a 'true American icon.'
Trump has long talked about halting U.S. participation in the WTO.
Trump has often talked about leaving the World Trade Organization. An economist explains what it is and what would happen if the president had his way.
Charitable giving hit record levels in 2017.
Total gifts from individual donors are rising, at least for now.
CFPB interim director Mick Mulvaney has brought the bureau to a near-standstill.
The president recently nominated a new permanent director to take over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. With the CFPB doing a fraction of the work it did under Obama, what kind of agency will she lead?
John Adams believed the fourth of July should be filled with ‘illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.’
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An economist explores data on injuries, which states ban fireworks and other interesting stats on what President John Adams referred to as 'illuminations.'
Nevada unions have been successful in part because of their political engagement.
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While the Supreme Court's Janus ruling dealt a blow to organized labor, three lessons from Nevada's unions suggest things aren't as bleak as they appear.
A bitcoin logo at a facility in Caracas, Venezuela.
Evidence of past price manipulation of bitcoin and the just-launched Justice Department investigation highlight the need to take steps against cryptocurrency fraud.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, front, after she signed a law that allows pay-for-success funding for projects aiming to reduce female incarceration rates.
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These partnerships between investors, governments and nonprofits are a new way to pay for programs and services that help people in need and address intractable problems like mass incarceration.
Suzanne Mayes reacts to Melania Trump’s jacket as she collects toys for detained families.
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A researcher takes a closer look at the millions of unauthorized workers who play an essential role in the U.S. economy – and why they matter.
An FDA lab technician inspects food for contaminants in Lenexa, Kansas.
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The Trump administration wants to streamline federal food safety efforts under one roof as part of a sweeping new plan to reorganize government.
Great minds don’t always think alike.
Thinking about philanthropy in a more complex way may help donors do more good.
Children wait at a private charity after being released by Customs and Border Protection.
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United's CEO called the Trump policy 'in deep conflict' with his company's values, the latest example of a corporate leader speaking out on a political issue, something almost unheard of a few decades ago.
Donald Trump gave this $100,000 check from his foundation to a charity during an Iowa campaign event in 2016.
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There is a risk that the foundation's alleged disregard for its duty to serve others rather than one family's personal interests could become more commonplace.
Few shelters will accommodate homeless people with pets.
People may not have a criminal record before they become homeless, but they likely will afterward due to laws intended to keep people with nowhere to go out of sight.
Black men occupy a disproportionate share of prison cells in the U.S.
Just as with so many other criminal justice policies, pretrial detention disproportionately affects African-American men and women, destabilizing black families in the process.
Give it a try during your next movie night.
Things and experiences that once seemed so enjoyable usually grow dull over time, something known as hedonic adaptation. Chopsticks offer one way to get some of that pleasure back.
Eric, Don Jr., Ivanka and Donald Trump.
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The Donald J. Trump Foundation allegedly violated charitable norms and laws.
They only seem to grow up so fast.
Time often seems to fly by when you're a parent. A social psychologist explains why it actually – and fortunately – does not.
En Venezuela la inflación llegó a 800%. Aquí, un billete ya devaluado.
¿Cómo es que un país que alguna vez fue el más rico de América del Sur ahora al borde de la bancarrota? Un economista venezolano analiza el descenso de su país al caos.