When it comes to innovation, Santa Clara County is way ahead of the rest of the US. Between 2000 and 2015, more than 140,000 patents were granted there – triple the number of the next-ranked county.
President Trump says that the white working class is being pushed out of the job market. But that doesn't seem to be true for the best-paying blue-collar jobs.
Millennials are more financially conservative than their high debt balances might suggest.
New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft's criminal charges in a suspected sex trafficking case draw new attention to this illicit underground economy.
Washington, California and Florida are mulling a permanent switch to DST. Proponents say that doing so could improve health, save energy and prevent crime.
Sen. Warren is proposing universal child care as a way to rein in the soaring costs of raising a family. A sociologist explains what’s driving the trend.
It's 2019. And yet faxing is still often more secure, easier to use and better suited to existing work habits than computer-based messaging.
As politically polarized as the country may seem, when it comes to marijuana, Americans across the spectrum have changed their minds. A new study says it's all thanks to the media.
For those who don't smoke cigarettes, the dangers may seem distant. Yet smoking still kills millions each year. A new study suggests that e-cigarettes might curb this public health tragedy.
There's a notable disparity between the rate of employment for people with and without disabilities, especially in certain pockets of the US.
The current government shutdown is now the longest in American history, affecting about 800,000 federal employees.
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.
Between November 2016 and October 2018, more than 130 government officials were publicly accused of sexual harassment or assault.
New data underscore that adults with no high school diploma or GED are at the greatest risk for the leading causes of disease and death.
Around 1 in 8 Americans was poor in 2017. That doesn't compare well to other developed nations.
Fleeing economic collapse, around 2.3 million Venezuelans have left the country over the past few years.
In 2015, over 320 million tons of polymers, excluding fibers, were manufactured across the globe.
Official records on police homicides are full of holes. A new study tries to fill in the gaps – and finds new evidence of racial and regional inequality.
Commercial nuclear reactors provide roughly one-fifth of the electricity produced in the US. But they face grave threats to their continued operation.
One in 4 US women receives an abortion sometime in her life. Who are the women who choose to end their pregnancies?