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The longer people were exposed to particularly vapid television, the more likely they were to vote for populist candidate offering a simple message and easy answers.

  • Jul 20, 2019

With its effect on employment all but settled, researchers are looking at crime, mental health and even worker productivity to better understand the effects of higher earnings.

  • Jul 8, 2019

Extreme weather means Midwest farm country, usually green, looks brown from orbit.

  • Jul 2, 2019

Will online dating disrupt American dating trends? Couples are meeting later, dating longer, living together, well before marriage.

  • Jun 19, 2019

Farmers in America's corn and soy belts have faced up to four times as much rain as they normally get in the last two months, making it difficult to plant their crops.

  • Jun 4, 2019

Trump's new tariffs, scheduled to go into effect on June 10, could have wide-ranging impacts on the goods we buy every day.

  • May 31, 2019

By some measures, rural America has grown faster than urban areas. Why didn't we notice?

  • May 24, 2019

More than 6 in 10 Americans reported that losing their job would mean they couldn’t cover three months of expenses, even if they took out loans, sold assets or borrowed from friends and family, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve.

  • May 23, 2019

More than 6 in 10 Americans reported that losing their job would mean they couldn’t cover three months of expenses, even if they took out loans, sold assets or borrowed from friends and family, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve.

  • May 23, 2019

The most controversial element of a front-page story on a truck-driver shortage wasn't the shortage itself, but the anecdote of an 87-year-old aspiring truck driver. How common is his story? We looked at the data.

  • Jul 5, 2018
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