How will generative AI — such as ChatGPT — affect the workplace?
New technologies often benefit highly paid, college-educated professionals — while putting others out of work. Research indicates generative AI could benefit middle-skill workers in surprising ways.
This obscure program lets Americans donate to help pay off the national debt
The U.S. debt has led to plenty of partisan fights and ... charitable gifts. For decades, a government program has been collecting donations from Americans who want to help pay off the national debt.
An indicator that often points to recession could be giving a false signal this time
There is an economic indicator that has predicted every recession since 1969, and it is flashing red right now. It's called the yield curve. But this time, it might be wrong.
The Fed has been raising interest rates — so why are savings interest rates low?
When the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, the interest rate on your savings account usually follows in step. But recently, that logic hasn't held up.
How hard-to-pronounce names could land resumes in the reject pile
New research suggests a person's name, specifically hard-to-pronounce ones, could make the difference between landing a job or their resume ending up in the reject pile.
The current Supreme Court could be the most pro-business yet
The current Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, may be the most business-friendly high court of the past century, according to a new study.
A trio of economists have come up with a new way to evaluate the health of an economy
GDP has declined for a second quarter in a row — a common definition of a recession. But a group of economists are asking, why rely on that single number to determine the health of the economy?
Abortion access tends to lower child poverty rates, economists say
In a brief to the Supreme Court, 154 economists wrote that access to legal abortion has led to women attaining higher levels of education and professional occupations and lower rates of child poverty.
Could inflation be a good thing for governments in debt?
For all the pain it causes, inflation makes old debts easier to pay off. A silver-lining for countries burdened by pandemic debt? Maybe. But if history is any guide, that shine may be short-lived.
China's tech crackdown has disrupted its financial markets
China has enforced strict regulations on its tech platforms over the past year. But this crackdown has sparked such instability in financial markets that the government may be having second thoughts.