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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Deeply entrenched conflicts are dividing the world – and many people’s social circles. The violence in Israel and Gaza is triggering often overheated discussions among friends,… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — I was born and raised in the American Midwest, but love visiting my parents’ homeland in Japan. Central to every trip there is always the food:… Read More
LOS ANGELES (NPR) — Tong Yan grew up in a Chinese-American enclave of Los Angeles in a family that revered food, but thought little of those who deal with obesity…. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The average life expectancy for Americans shortened by over seven months last year, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Samuel Rose says he was raised by a devoted single mom who warned all her seven children to avoid drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. But when his… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Caswell County, where William Crumpton works, runs along the northern edge of North Carolina and is a rural landscape of mostly former tobacco farms and the… Read More
A long-awaited update to federal overtime rules means about 1.3 million workers will be entitled to extra pay when they work more than 40 hours. But critics say it doesn’t go far enough.
NPR’s analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement data show 52% of detainees in the last year were held in rural areas, where legal representation is limited and deportation is more likely.
After #MeToo, many employment attorneys say they’ve seen the number of pay-disparity cases spike, and employers are having to adapt by conducting investigations and pay audits.
Some employers are offering benefits that pay down student loans. They say it’s a popular way to recruit younger workers who are struggling with college debt.
Furloughed workers can’t refinance or buy homes without the ability to verify their income. For a recently divorced couple, it means continuing to live together until financial issues are resolved.
The credit-rating company last week said it was hacked, leaving 143 million consumers’ personal information exposed. Equifax now faces lawsuits and investigations. Read tips on safeguarding your data.
The job market is booming and the economy is expanding. So why aren’t wages keeping pace? That’s the wage puzzle, and some economists and employers offer explanations they say help explain it.