The response by Chinese donors to this pandemic so far illustrates how the country's philanthropy is beginning to go global.
Some economists are predicting joblessness to surpass the record level experienced at the height of the Great Depression.
The US food supply depends on several million agricultural laborers, who are mostly undocumented, tend to work in close quarters and lack medical insurance.
Service workers are some of the most at risk of both the coronavirus and financial woes.
With home deliveries surging, more of the packages we receive may be vulnerable to 'porch pirates.' A criminal justice expert led a team to get a closer look at how these thieves operate.
Companies can play an important role in keeping their workers both productive and mentally and physically healthy during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies, universities and even the NBA to break contracts. What does the law say about liability in a situation like this, and does the money have to be returned?
The food aid program helps low-income families put food on the table and injects money straight into struggling local economies. It will be critical throughout the crisis the coronavirus is stoking.
Mass unemployment will make it a lot harder for tens of millions of Americans already struggling to pay for housing to keep their roof over their heads.
A scholar of the American safety net explains how, through her own brother, she's getting a personal window into what it means to face COVID-19 as a worker in the gig economy.
Like Congress with its $2 trillion bailout, the Fed is engaged in an unprecedented effort to save the US economy and financial system from collapse.
The recent seizures of counterfeit testing kits by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that the counterfeiters have begun to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis.
Small-scale farmers are likely to be hit hard if open-air markets close due to coronavirus fears. This could have a longer-term impact on the food supply chain.
Home care aides play a critical role in providing health care to the elderly and other groups at the greatest risk of infection. Yet these workers are vulnerable too.
Plaintiffs in age discrimination cases often find it difficult to prove their cases. Now, a Supreme Court case could further undermine workplace protections available to victims.
Countries have tried a variety of approaches to contain the spread of COVID-19 – except a coordinated one.
In past recessions, donors have tightened their pursestrings even as the need has grown. But two scholars explain why, at least for foundations, there's room for more generosity in tough times.
While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.
Confused about how the new law affects you? You're not alone. An employment law scholar explains the ins and outs.
The Trump administration is asking for US$850 billion in stimulus spending. Given the debt's already at record levels, can the US afford it?
An economist specializing in inequality explains how a basic income guarantee is just what low-wage workers and the economy need.
Two transportation scholars argue that telecommuting could play an important role in solving the coronavirus crisis.
Plunging stocks have triggered rarely used 'circuit breakers’ that temporarily halt trading. A finance scholar explains what they are and the costs of shutting down markets.
The Fed slashed interest rates to near zero but, just as in 2008, it will require unprecedented action to calm panicky markets.
Despite the delays caused by the coronavirus, China has the capability to at least comply with promises in the phase one trade deal with the US.