| May 29, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year have an economic toll of almost $1 trillion.
That includes $277 billion in actual cost, and an estimated $594 billion in "harm from the loss of life and the pain and decreased quality of life due to injuries,...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:59 PM
The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year.
Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Many productive people fall into a funny mental trap: we often overlook our own productivity.
Sometimes the more productive you are, the more likely you are to beat yourself up at the end of the day, even thinking, "I wasn't very...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:15 AM
I am grateful to columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for bringing to my attention the deplorable conditions inflicted on entrepreneurs by President Barack Obama ("Building a business is bad under Obama," May11).
I admit to being a bit surprised that such...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Three years after it was forced to seek a humiliating international rescue, Portugal is set to become the latest Eurozone country Saturday to exit its bailout program and regain control of its finances amid a halting economic recovery.
At the order of...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:41 PM
As Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to build toward a widely anticipated presidential campaign, a speech she gave Friday illustrates how she might attempt to overcome one of the hurdles she faces: voters’ typical desire for change.
For either U.S....
| May 17, 2014
| 12:02 AM
As his party absorbed a crushing election defeat, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left office Saturday, ending a 10-year run that began with strong economic growth but collapsed amid corruption scandals and political paralysis that he was seen as too...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Everybody's talking about inequality, but some California legislators actually mean to do something about it. A bill by two state senators, Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley), would raise the state's corporate tax rate on...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Telecommuting has made great strides over the last decade. U.S. Census Bureau statistics have identified key telecommuting trends, noting that 45 percent of the American workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least part-time work from home....
| May 5, 2014
| 10:08 AM
You may have thought the headline number from last week's report on the U.S. economy was its weak overall growth in the first quarter of this year (0.1% at an annual rate).
But for health economists, the big news was the huge surge in household...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Climate change is expected to bring more severe weather, increased crop yields and a longer Great Lakes shipping season to Illinois and the Midwest, the White House said Tuesday in its report on global warming.
The report, which called out the region...