Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Tech & Science
Two Numbers: Sun, Sea and Stitches
Americans in need of new hips and heart bypasses are finding it can be cheaper to go abroad.
Two Numbers: Downgrading Professors
Colleges save on teaching costs even as tuition rises.
Two Numbers: Kittens Vs. Ebola
Americans help the needy but would rather spend on their pets.
Guess Who\'s Winning From Obamacare?
Insurers and others in the health industry have seen their stock prices soar.
This Land Is Their Land
Sales of U.S. homes to foreigners hit $92.2 billion in 2014, up from $68.2 billion in 2013.
At a time when album sales are falling, the growth of vinyl is a bright spot in the music industry.
Two Numbers: Did Stocks Just Stumble or Start to Crash?
The current bull market still has a long way to go before it approaches the longest bull market in U.S. history, both in terms of duration and magnitude
The Cost of Getting Stuck in Traffic
Gridlock isn\'t just frustrating, it\'s expensive too.
Two Numbers: Customer Loyalty Cards Don't Add Up
Customer loyalty cards may be costing you more than they\'re worth
Two Numbers: The Gender Pay Gap
Gender-based salary differences have narrowed but not by much
Volunteering in America Is On the Decline
Volunteering is on its way down, and Arkansas has the worst rate in the country
America Pays More Than Anyone Else for Internet
Why do communication services cost so much more in the U.S.?
Who You Calling Parochial?
A record number of Americans now hold valid passports
The EU hasn\'t done much to bolster the cratering Italian economy
Leisure Class Dismissed
Americans work hard, but have plenty of downtime
Degrading on the Curve
Colleges and universities are chasing endowments at the students\' expense
The Doctor Will Gouge You Now
Wildly differing prices for procedures suggest that U.S. health care needs to heal itself
You\'re Half the Person You Used to Be
The Great Recession has halved the typical American family\'s wealth—and it could get worse
Restaurants are piggish with what they charge for wine
Tech & Science
Gmail's Privacy Gains Help Google
New encryption will protect the privacy of your Gmails from everyone but Google
The Coal, Hard Facts
U.S. attempts to cut emissions will be so much hot air unless China signs on
Shares and Not Share Alike
The stock market is driving the growing wealth gap in America
The Fortunate Many
Family foundations are the gift that keeps on giving—to the family
A Bitter but Futile Exchange
Obamacare won\'t get close to offering universal coverage
Flights of Fancy
The twisted logic behind airline ticket prices
Kale Has a Chip on Its Shoulder
If scientists can make Doritos addictive, can\'t they do the same for kale?
That and $30 Gets You a Cuppa Joe
The gap between commodity and luxury products is widening
Look Who\'s Crushing Iron Man
Candy Crush made the Hollywood blockbuster look like a wimp
It\'s a Plane. It\'s a Yacht. No, It\'s Your Tuition Bill
Sending a kid to college costs 40 percent of a typical family\'s income
You Drive Like an American!
Why the U.S. has twice as many car fatalities as Europe