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As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back

As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back

“I thought I was dying and I needed to go to the E.R.,” said Jason Salyers, of Ashland, Ky. His insurer, Anthem, paid his bill only after an appeal.

Why Markets Have Gotten So Jumpy

Why Markets Have Gotten So Jumpy

If you're wondering what happened to the steady bull market, a drought metaphor can help explain. New Mexico ranchers are dealing with a severe drought this week, above.

The March Jobs Numbers Show the Economy Is Sound, but Far From Invincible

The March Jobs Numbers Show the Economy Is Sound, but Far From Invincible

On the factory floor at a Samsung washing machine plant in Newberry, S.C., last month. The United States added only 103,000 jobs in March, down from 326,000 in February.

Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Jessica Boer, 26, kissing her cat Kip at her home in Portage, Mich. Like an increasing number of people in her generation, she does not plan to have children. “Now we know we have a choice,” she said.

The Number of Female Chief Executives Is Falling

The Number of Female Chief Executives Is Falling

Denise Morrison was the chief executive of Campbell Soup Company until last Friday. With her departure, the number of female chief executives in the Fortune 500 declined 25 percent from last year.

Finally, Some Answers on the Effects of Medicaid Expansion

Finally, Some Answers on the Effects of Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, back to camera, got a hug from State Senator Emmett W. Hanger Jr. last month after signing state budget bills that included Medicaid expansion.

Worried About Risky Teenage Behavior? Make School Tougher

Worried About Risky Teenage Behavior? Make School Tougher

A math camp at Murry Bergtraum High School in New York. Studies have shown that increased high school math graduation requirements have been linked to higher future earnings.

It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks

It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks

A marijuana vape lounge in Oakland, Calif. The medical literature focuses on the potential harms involving smoked cannabis, but we know little to nothing about edibles.

What Should You Do About a Falling Stock Market? Nothing

What Should You Do About a Falling Stock Market? Nothing

A nap can be a good strategy when the market nosedives. An investor getting some sleep at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in October.

Why Cities Can’t Stop Poaching From One Another

Why Cities Can’t Stop Poaching From One Another

Mitch Daniels, then the governor of Indiana, and the Nesquik Bunny exchanged high-fives after a ribbon cutting to officially open Nestle’s production and distribution facility in Anderson, Ind., in 2009.

George Washington, the Whiskey Baron of Mount Vernon

George Washington, the Whiskey Baron of Mount Vernon

George Washington depicted as a farmer in an 1851 painting.

Republicans Couldn’t Knock Down Obamacare. So They’re Finding Ways Around It.

Republicans Couldn’t Knock Down Obamacare. So They’re Finding Ways Around It.

Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, during a visit to Nashville last month. On Monday, she unveiled a series of policies that were aimed at working around Obamacare's requirements.

The Stock Market Is Worried About Inflation. Should It Be?

The Stock Market Is Worried About Inflation. Should It Be?

In November, people in Caracas started lining up at midnight outside a bodega that was rumored to have received a shipment of cornflour. Venezuela has been plagued by high inflation.

Wages Up, Prices Low: Shake Shack’s Food for Thought for the Fed

Wages Up, Prices Low: Shake Shack’s Food for Thought for the Fed

Labor costs are going up at restaurant chains like Shake Shack, but the company is envisioning price increases of only 1 to 2 percent in early 2016.

A Guide to Watching the N.F.L. Playoffs

A Guide to Watching the N.F.L. Playoffs

Keep an eye on players like Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59), trying to defend a pass against the Falcons' Julio Jones.

What Is the Trade Deficit?

What Is the Trade Deficit?

Money has been flowing from China to the United States, the flip side of the U.S. trade deficit that President Trump has bemoaned.


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