One successful program pays for an intensive training class, subsidizes wages for the jobless, and has an 80 percent placement rate. Can it be scaled?
A new paper employs a simple technique—counting words in patent texts—to trace the history of American invention, from chemistry to computers.
Hybrid cars are more or less functionally the same, but one came to dominate the market because of its purposefully weird design.
Profits once flowed to higher wages or increased investment. Now, they enrich a small number of shareholders.
Real estate is a shakier investment than it once was, but it's still one of the most viable options for building a financial future.
With payrolls and wages up sharply, January was a strong month for the economy.
Since 2007, the private sector has added 2.4 million new jobs. Retail has lost 60,000.
An existing law requires companies to give employees paid time off. A new one would make them use it.
It's nice to be able to work from home once in a while, but workers wind up compensating with longer, more intense hours.
One economist argues that a fair and competitive banking sector can exist—but only if dismissive academics and a skeptical public hear each other out.
Wealthy Americans have seen major growth when it comes to educational attainment, but the poorest Americans still struggle to graduate.
How Chinese takeout, a Jewish businessman from the Bronx, and NASA-approved packaging have shaped the 50-year reign of a well-loved American condiment
Chicago's experiment in relocating poor African American families to rich white suburbs seems to be a success. So why are so few other cities doing the same?
James Robertson's commute is a personal triumph, but it also illustrates all the ways America fails the working poor.
Is Budweiser laughing with or at Millennials?
The mere act of borrowing money for college can be detrimental to health and mind.
In an unregulated market of superfandom, middleman websites such as StubHub might be the only ones to benefit.
More young people are living in poverty and fewer have jobs compared their parents' generation, the Baby Boomers, in 1980.
How the "alligator pear" went from obscure delicacy to America's favorite fruit
The vaunted fast-food empire's emphasis on innovation came at the expense of its trademark consistency.