It fell by 25 percent this year. Experts say the challenges women face are bigger than their individual choices.
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The latest China trade talks defused a potential trade war, and promise a boost for American agriculture and energy, but at the cost of industries of the future.
Country and city voters have been increasingly polarized in recent presidential elections, yet a new survey finds many points of similarity.
The numbers suggest a surprising resilience of the health law.
One reason that an experiment to reduce high blood pressure in a high-risk population succeeded is that it adapted its approach to encourage trust.
Guessing wrong on when a condition is a life-threatening medical emergency could mean a large bill. Or worse.
In an administration with a deregulatory bent, Alex Azar relishes his policymaking powers.
They divide chores much more evenly, until they become parents, new research shows.
It began as a vocabulary word recording. The rest is viral internet history.
California is in fact losing population to domestic migration, but for many people, the calculation is more about social networks than economics.
The lines set by policymakers risk embedding regional and racial biases about who counts as “left behind.”
The spending began soaring beyond that of other advanced nations, but without the same benefits in life expectancy.
The nation’s housing policy for the poor can feel like a giant lottery. Sometimes it actually is a lottery.
Readers point to a simpler way to pay back loans and avoid ‘soul-crushing debt.’
An analysis of more than 30 years of House general elections suggests: Don’t nominate someone who will motivate the other side to show up.
You may reasonably decide the benefits outweigh the harms, but you should know about those potential harms.
If cryptocurrency and blockchain technology really are the future of money, the world’s central banks need to get involved, a former Fed governor argues.
The lowest rate since 2000 suggests that officials may want to focus not on job creation but on the quality of those jobs, and on pulling more people into the labor force.