6:09 a.m. Dec. 4, 2021
- By Bianca Flowers
As Supreme Court signals shift on abortion, 3 women share the true cost of accessing one — or being denied'I was naive and thought it would be easier — I didn’t think I would have to travel to Colorado Springs.'
6:44 a.m. Dec. 2, 2021
- By John DeCicco
It's time to admit that ethanol in gasoline has failed to fulfill its promises (except to farmers)Biofuels aren't carbon-neutral after all, contrary to initial assumptions, and consumers don't see much benefit at the pump.
7:28 a.m. Dec. 1, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
A Hertz customer's 'very bad' car rental experience goes viral: 'It was extortion'A law professor posts a five-page complaint against Hertz on Twitter, claiming the company broke its contract and was 'extorting' her. She got a full refund.
5:00 a.m. Nov. 27, 2021
- By Alessandra Malito
75% of Americans think the government should help them save for retirementState-sponsored retirement plans are successful and popular -- and more people want access, research says
4:42 a.m. Nov. 26, 2021
Not everything is a deal on Black Friday: What to buy and what to skip for 2021Here are a few things worth buying this Black Friday, and those that you may be better off waiting until they’re on sale in a few months.
1:35 p.m. Nov. 22, 2021
Legal team says it treated Kyle Rittenhouse defense as a case, not a causeDefense attorney Mark Richards draws a sharp distinction between the tactics of a prior defense team — portraying the Illinois teen as an iconic figure for the right to carry weapons in public and defend oneself — and his team's approach.
11:16 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021
Jeff Bezos donates $100 million to Obama foundation to honor John LewisFormer President Barack Obama’s foundation announced Monday that it has received a $100 million donation from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, which it says is the largest individual contribution it has received to date.
6:04 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021
- By William Watts
Here's what a 1970s inflation-fighting fiasco says about the battle against rising pricesSurging inflation is stirring memories of the 1970s on Wall Street, but isn't doing much to bolster the value of one of the era's notorious political artifacts.
1:47 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 above 254.5 million and FDA may authorize boosters for all adults by ThursdayThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 254.5 million on Wednesday, while the death toll edged above 5.11 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 47.3 million cases and 765,913 deaths. The U.S. is still averaging more than 1,100 deaths a day, although cases and hospitalizations are declining, outside of hot spots that include Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado and New Mexico. The Food and Drug Administration is aiming to authorize booster doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech for all adults above the age of 18 as early as Thursday, citing people familiar with the agency's plans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's advisory panel is due to meet Friday to discuss data on the safety and efficacy of boosters. If both public agencies agree, the program could be expanded as soon as this weekend.
India is second by cases after the U.S. at 34.5 million and has suffered 464,153 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 611,478 and 21.9 million cases. In Europe, Russia has the most fatalities at 254,292 deaths, followed by the U.K. at 143,598.
1:45 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 near 254 million and Arkansas is latest state to expand booster programThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 253.9 million on Tuesday, while the death toll edged above 5.11 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 47.2 million cases and 764,365 deaths. The U.S. is still averaging more than 1,100 deaths a day, although cases and hospitalizations are declining, outside of hot spots that include Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado and New Mexico. Arkansas has joined Colorado, California and New Mexico in expanding its vaccine booster program, moving ahead of federal regulators who are close to making a decision on the issue, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the news at a briefing on Monday, saying all adults in the state would be eligible to get boosters, as long as they comply with timing rules relating to primary doses. Experts are concerned that cases may rise again during the cold winter months if people gather indoors in large numbers.
India is second by cases after the U.S. at 34.5 million and has suffered 463,852 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 611,346 and 21.9 million cases. In Europe, Russia has the most fatalities at 253,009 deaths, followed by the U.K. at 143,384.
1:25 a.m. Nov. 15, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 253 million and Austria moves ahead with lockdown of unvaccinatedThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 253.4 million on Monday, while the death toll edged above 5.10 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 47 million cases and 763,092 deaths. The U.S. is still averaging more than 1,100 deaths a day, although cases and hospitalizations are declining, outside of hot spots that include Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado and New Mexico. Austria has moved ahead with its threat to order unvaccinated people to stay at home for an initial 10-day period, The move prohibits unvaccinated people 12 and older from leaving their homes except for basic activities such as working, grocery shopping, going for a walk - or getting vaccinated. Authorities are concerned about rising infections and deaths and that soon hospital staff will no longer be able to handle the growing influx of COVID-19 patients.
"It's our job as the government of Austria to protect the people," Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told reporters in Vienna on Sunday. "Therefore we decided that starting Monday ... there will be a lockdown for the unvaccinated."
India is second by cases after the U.S. at 34.4 million and has suffered 463,655 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 611,283 and 21.9 million cases. In Europe, Russia has the most fatalities at 251,796 deaths, followed by the U.K. at 143,337.
12:01 a.m. Nov. 15, 2021
'This year, it’s the Wild West,'—what to expect from Black Friday in 2021Here’s what some of those early promotions mean for you, and why you may want to consider whether they’re worth pursuing.
4:20 a.m. Nov. 13, 2021
- By Lawrence A. Cunningham
Why GE's tax-free split could power the stock higher and reward patient investorsConglomerates that spin off divisions to shareholders frequently find that the parts are even more valuable.
6:49 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021
- By Quentin Fottrell
'Households with a member suffering from depression exhibit striking differences in shopping behavior'A new paper documents the relationship between self-reported mental-health issues and the size and composition of shopping baskets.
6:47 p.m. Nov. 7, 2021
'It's devastating': Investigators probe how Houston concert tragedy unfolded Investigators are expected to examine the design of safety barriers and the use of crowd control in determining what led to a crush of spectators at a Houston music festival that left eight people dead and hundreds more injured.
8:02 a.m. Nov. 6, 2021
- By Charles Passy
Should you pay a 'meat tax' on your burger? Some environmentalists say it's a necessary step to save the planetConcerns about the climate crisis are fueling the meat-tax debate, especially in connection with the Glasgow COP26 environmental summit
12:53 p.m. Nov. 3, 2021
Deere warns employees not to expect more concessions; strike continuesDeere executives said Wednesday that the company wouldn't return to the bargaining table with striking workers because it wouldn't offer a better contract than one they rejected that included immediate 10% raises.
11:27 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021
Facebook to shut down facial recognition system and delete data from over a billion usersFacebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people.
6:33 p.m. Nov. 1, 2021
Jesse Jackson hospitalized after hitting his head in fallThe Rev. Jesse Jackson was hospitalized Monday in Washington, D.C. after falling and hitting his head while helping Howard University students who are protesting living conditions on campus, according to a spokesman.
12:01 a.m. Nov. 1, 2021
The toy shortage: a crisis or a teachable moment?You can scramble for the latest trendy toy, or you can swap experiences for stuff and make this a learning opportunity for kids.
2:39 a.m. Oct. 26, 2021
- By Mike Goldstein
Nobel prize winners are actually happy to review your work. Here's what I've learned.Turns out, they have an incentive to work with "regular" people like me.
1:14 a.m. Oct. 26, 2021
- By Alicia H. Munnell
Scary press reports of Social Security affect worker behaviorMedia coverage could induce people to grab their benefits early, but don’t lead to more saving, experiment shows
6:35 a.m. Oct. 23, 2021
- By Jeffry Bartash
No one is forecasting a U.S. recession — or was, until nowIs the U.S. headed for another recession or already in one?
5:11 a.m. Oct. 8, 2021
- By Michael J. Hicks
As Elon Musk moves Tesla to Austin, some surprising lessons about low taxes and economic growth from Texas and CaliforniaThe growth in Texas? In its high-tax areas, like where Elon Musk is going.
3:16 a.m. Oct. 8, 2021
Pro-business Republicans unsettled as Idaho's right-wing lieutenant governor tries to usurp power with GOP governor on Texas tripLt. Gov. Janice McGeachin has launched unsuccessful efforts to deploy National Guard troops to Mexico border and to issue a state order banning vaccine mandates.
1:30 a.m. Oct. 8, 2021
Jobs Day Is Here. Only a Huge Surprise Will Change Anything.
Senators vote to extend debt ceiling through December, Pfizer seeks go-ahead on Covid vaccines for children 5 to 11, Musk says Tesla to move headquarters to Texas, and other news to start your day.
4:52 a.m. Oct. 4, 2021
- By Raghuram G. Rajan
China's risky business crackdown threatens to stall its innovation and growthThe campaign for 'common prosperity' will undermine the economic sectors that China needs to reorient its growth model.
12:20 p.m. Sept. 28, 2021
Ground broken for Obama Presidential Center on South Side of ChicagoThe center won't be like a typical presidential library, the former president said at Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony. It ‘won't just be an exercise in nostalgia or looking backwards. We want to look forward.’
6:38 a.m. Sept. 27, 2021
- By Jack J. Barry
All that tough talk over quitting jobs over a COVID vaccine mandate is really just idle threatsReal-world data suggests few are following through.
11:23 a.m. Sept. 26, 2021
Investigators probe deadly Amtrak derailment in Montana Federal officials sent a team of investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board to the site of an Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized Sunday, officials said
2:48 p.m. Sept. 20, 2021
Texas doctor sued for defying state's near-total abortion ban, setting up legal fightA San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law has been sued by two people seeking to test the legality of the state’s near-total ban on the procedure.
10:06 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021
- By Chang-Tai Hsieh
America's policy toward China is misdirected, because it would actually strengthen China and weaken the United StatesChina's industrial policy is a weakness, so why should the U.S. copy it or demand that Beijing abandon it?
6:01 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021
- By Levi Sumagaysay
Uber, Lyft and other gig companies facing fights over Prop. 22 in California -- and in states where they want to replicate itMassachusetts and a handful of other states gear up to fight gig companies that want to carve out new labor laws for gig workers.
6:23 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
Illegal marijuana farms are using up too much water in the Western U.S.Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it.
12:41 p.m. Sept. 6, 2021
Jobless Americans will have few options as benefits expire MondayMillions of jobless Americans lost their unemployment benefits on Monday, leaving only a handful of economic support programs for those who are still being hit financially by the year-and-a-half-old coronavirus pandemic.
9:39 a.m. Aug. 31, 2021
CPI investigation shows the USPS has shorted some workers’ pay for yearsNancy Campos’ back ached as she loaded more than 100 Amazon packages onto her truck. The 59-year-old grandmother, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, had worked 13 days in a row without a lunch break, and now she was delivering on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to keep up with a never-ending flow of boxes.
4:13 p.m. Aug. 30, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
'It almost feels like Groundhog Day': Colleges welcome students back to campus amid delta-variant surgeEven with vaccines, colleges are still grappling with many of the same questions as last year.
11:08 a.m. Aug. 28, 2021
- By Eric Posner
Free-market economists' incoherent argument gets the story of COVID completely backwardThe pandemic would have been immeasurably worse without government interventions, including Operation Warp Speed that gave billions to companies working on vaccines.
9:11 a.m. Aug. 24, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
‘HOAs are basically neighborhood tyranny systems’ --- why people are blasting homeowner’s associations on TwitterA viral Reddit post has sparked debate over homeowner’s association rules, fees and their problematic history
3:56 a.m. Aug. 24, 2021
Nine women now serving as governors in US, tying a recordWith Kathy Hochul officially taking over the reins as New York's governor on Tuesday, a historic number of women are currently leading U.S. states — a push towards equality and representation that could continue into next year's midterm elections.