The world economy became more interconnected in the 1990s and 2000s, delivering immediate pain to rich countries, along with benefits that only now are starting to be more apparent.
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Keeping a strong economy running hot, but not so hot as to risk inflation or a bubble, is the task facing the Fed’s new leader.
Many counties, including rich ones, are aging and experiencing more deaths than births, without growth through immigration or migration.
Beyond medical costs, a trip to the hospital can mean a permanent reduction in income for many Americans, new research shows.
Higher turnout, as well as the power of incumbency, may help save Republicans in the midterms.
Oral health cannot properly be considered apart from the health of the rest of the body.
The president’s outlook on service workers could have real economic consequences.
A seemingly inexorable economic trend has changed direction in the past few years, as people who cited health reasons for not working are returning to the labor force.
In a new, detailed international comparison, the United States looks a lot more like its peers than researchers expected.
And yes, it could be wrong. Or “wrong.” To understand why, it’s important to understand how our forecast works.
Research gives estimates on the longer lives that are now possible in the country.
The most comprehensive study on them has recently been published, showing mostly modest effects.
Whether President Trump has begun a trade war or merely a skirmish will depend on which nations win a reprieve from his tariffs, and which retaliate.