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The Fed's bank bailout

The Fed’s bank bailout

This week, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for just the third time in nine years. While many Americans know the Fed for its role...
How economics can shape precision medicines?

How economics can shape precision medicines?

Innovation incentives, pricing, and access are critical. Many public and private efforts focus on research in precision medicine, the process by which genomic information and...
Why people with ADHD can be successful in business

Why people with ADHD can be successful in business

The symptoms of ADHD foster important traits associated with entrepreneurship. That conclusion was reached in a study conducted by an international team of economists, who...
US workers without paid sick leave more likely to forego preventive health care

US workers without paid sick leave more likely to forego preventive health care

More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and do not have to pay for 15...
Increasing minimum wage would reduce teen pregnancies

Increasing minimum wage would reduce teen pregnancies

A $1 increase in the minimum wage would likely reduce the U.S. adolescent birth rate by about 2 percent, according to new Indiana University...
Two-thirds of Americans see docs who got paid by drug companies

Two-thirds of Americans see docs who got paid by drug companies

A majority of patients in the United States visited a doctor who received payments from drug companies, but most have no clue about it,...
Few consumers penalize companies after data breach, study finds

Few consumers penalize companies after data breach, study finds

About a quarter of American adults reported that they were notified about their personal information being part of a data breach in the previous...
The corporate debt trap

The corporate debt trap

Firms that owed more also laid off more workers during the 2007-2009 recession. The debt levels of large companies just before the Great Recession of...
Financial engineering could make life-saving drugs more available, affordable

Financial engineering could make life-saving drugs more available, affordable

At a time when breakthrough therapies for certain cancers, hepatitis C, and rare diseases remain out of reach for many patients due to their...
Americans missed out on $5.4 billion by not refinancing

Americans missed out on $5.4 billion by not refinancing

American homeowners could have recently had $5.4 billion more in their pockets. However, they don't because they failed to refinance their mortgages when they should...