It may cost more to make a penny than a penny’s worth, but a penny saved may be more than a penny earned.
Nearly one in five employed Americans is bound by a contract restricting moves to rival companies. Here's one way to make those arrangements less common.
Although workers at a Nissan auto plant in Mississippi rejected a proposal to join the United Auto Workers Union, organized labor has reason to be optimistic about its future.
Trump's reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompted business leaders to sever ties with two White House councils.
Even after years of federal and state laws making discrimination illegal, implicit bias still leads to actual economic harm for women.
Giving labor unions a financial stake in a company such as a newspaper can offer unique advantages that could benefit employees, society and the bottom line.
As the Trump team begins renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, a key plank in its strategy – a threat to withdraw – may be a hollow one.
Some fear that recent actions against China taken by the Trump administration mean we're on the verge of a trade war. What would be the cost?
There are some benefits to the uptick in billionaire newspaper and magazine owners, who can weather short-term losses for the sake of long-term gains. But whose interests are really being served?
The appearance a hot dish on your doorstep does more than relieve the burden of meal preparation. It says someone is looking out for you.
With some tinkering, a federal tax credit that encourages developers to create new units that low-income Americans can afford to rent might yield other benefits.
Europe is experiencing a wave of optimism that its seven-year Greek drama may be finally coming to a close. Only one way to do that: Share Greece's pain.
Only very low-income Americans who are working or looking for work are eligible for federal, time-limited welfare dollars. This restriction doesn't always help them get back on their feet.
People may initially assume the worst when they encounter for-profit companies with social missions. What can these social ventures with good intentions do to gain people’s support?
Trump's rationale for cutting the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program rests on a myth at odds with contemporary data.
A year after Congress passed its plan to fix Puerto Rico's US$123 billion debt and pension crisis, little has changed for the lives of Puerto Ricans.
The newspaper's new owners harken back to a tradition of labor-led media in the early part of the 20th century, which represented a bulwark against corporate power.
New research suggests mini-crashes, in which the price of a single stock or commodity temporarily goes haywire, may be unstoppable.
Global travelers are being increasingly asked if they want to pay for local purchases in terms of their home country currency. Here's why you should resist the strong temptation to do so.
The administration's objectives for NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico, set to begin in August, will do little to help American workers, let alone create shared prosperity across the continent.
Shifting to plug-in cars wouldn't be enough to max out global oil consumption by 2040. But it could help make that happen if cities pitch in and ride-sharing doesn't crowd out public transportation.
Misleading stereotypes help explain why the share of families living in poverty who benefit from a core assistance program has plummeted -- and why Trump wants new cuts.
Economic trends, not politics, typically influence how money money Americans donate to charity. Yet some advocacy groups say their donations surged after the 2016 presidential election.
Why do we consider some occupations 'male' and other 'female'? New research sheds some light on how giving jobs genders hurts everyone, men included.
When the wealthy become unlikely allies in the fight against inequality, they often take similar steps. It all starts with acknowledging their own privileges.