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China-US trade war heats up: 3 reasons it won’t cool down...

Greg Wright, University of California, Merced The truce in the U.S.-China trade war is in tatters. China said on May 13 that it will impose new...

3 ways $2 trillion for infrastructure can fight inequality too

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University Imagine you have US$2 trillion to spend on patching up America’s crumbling roads, levees and other infrastructure. What would you...

“You’re unallocated!” and other BS companies use to obscure reality

Kate Suslava, Bucknell University Corporate America has invented many ways to avoid letting the public know it’s laying people off – or telling employees themselves...

Retailers like Walmart are embracing robots – here’s how workers can...

Beth Humberd, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Scott F. Latham, University of Massachusetts Lowell Walmart recently said it plans to deploy robots to scan shelves,...

Diets can do more than help you lose weight – they...

Adrienne Rose Bitar, Cornell University Fad diets have long been brushed off as selfish, superficial quests to lose weight. But if you study the actual content...

How electric cars could make America’s crumbling roads even worse

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University U.S. roads and bridges are in abysmal shape – and that was before the recent winter storms made things even...

What’s an index fund?

Jordan Schoenfeld, Georgetown University The creation of the index fund in 1975 revolutionized investing, lowering costs for millions of ordinary investors. Their inventor John Bogle died...

Could a recession be just around the corner?

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology The U.S. economy is growing at the fastest pace in five years, American companies are earning record profits...

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Republicans fumble ACA repeal: Expert reaction

Richard Arenberg, Brown University and Christopher Sebastian Parker, University of Washington Editor’s note: The fight didn’t last long. Moments before a scheduled vote...