Many public service workers thought they were in line to have their student loans forgiven. They made payments for 10 years only to be told they weren’t in the right loan forgiveness program.
Abhijit Banarjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were heralded for breaking the issues of global poverty into smaller questions that can be more easily addressed.
The now-defunct budget airline WOW got Iceland hooked on tourism. The island nation’s economy was reshaped by the tourism boom, and WOW’s bankruptcy is changing things again.
High-level trade negotiators from the U.S. and China meet Thursday in Washington, D.C. There is hope that they will call a cease-fire in the ongoing trade war between the two countries.
The UAW strike against GM is in its fourth week, and businesses that supply the automaker are losing millions each day. In Lansing, Mich., more than 11,000 people who supply parts are out of work.
In the virtual world, cashiers are taught to show greater empathy, mechanics learn to repair planes and retail workers experience how to deal with armed robbery.
With contract talks in Detroit at a critical point, bargainers at General Motors and the auto workers union clashed over competing proposals over the weekend.
For decades, the costs of education and health care have climbed far faster than other goods. The Baumol Effect is an oft-overlooked and underappreciated economic theory that explains why.
The AARP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of workers at a defunct Catholic hospital in upstate New York, saying hundreds lost their pensions unfairly. And there are similar cases around the country.
Irreversible lung disease has started to show up among young workers who cut, grind and polish countertops made of increasingly popular “engineered” stone. The material is more than 90% silica.