A growing earnings gap between those with a college education and those without is creating economic and cultural rifts throughout the country.
If legislators don’t act by the end of April, miners will lose their health-care benefits. They may soon lose their retirement benefits, too.
The state’s GOP leadership tried to make the state more business-friendly. Now residents are saying their water isn’t safe to drink.
A Silicon Valley program is matching young, lower-income workers with employers eager to diversify their ranks
In Charlotte and other Southern cities, poor children have the lowest odds of making it to the top income bracket of kids anywhere in the country. Why?
A new book argues that the giving patterns of today’s wealthy may present challenges to the democratic process.
Two Princeton economists elaborate on their work exploring rising mortality rates among certain demographics.
Many experts have blamed a poor job market, but new research indicates that an overlooked cause may be poor health.
Programs that help low-income Americans are not among the administration’s priorities in its just-released budget.
David Weil, an Obama appointee who headed up DOL's wage-and-hour division, reflects on the previous administration and assesses the early days of the current one.
Declines in manufacturing employment are shaping the structure of the American family.
Company mergers led to plant closures in this small town, illustrating how what’s good for consumers can often be bad for communities.
Maybe it’s a good thing the trucking industry is ripe for automation.
Even when a relatively small number of people participate
During the late 19th century, blacks and whites in the South lived closer together than they do today.
The fast-food mogul faced opposition from both liberal and conservative groups, though for different reasons.
(Editor’s note: Alana Semuels joined the TAD discussion group of Atlantic readers for an “Ask Me Anything,” and a…
Fields with more foreign-born inventors see a bump in patents, which leads to economic growth.
Companies have announced a spate of new domestic investments and jobs in recent weeks. And the new president has taken credit.
Republicans love to blame the Environmental Protection Agency for some of the country’s economic woes. Is that a fair assertion?
In his confirmation hearing, he simultaneously pledged to maintain and eliminate programs from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.