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What to Keep in Mind When Thinking About the Midterms

What to Keep in Mind When Thinking About the Midterms

Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, a Democrat, lost a special election in Arizona’s Eighth Congressional District this week. But she lost by a surprisingly small margin, considering how strongly Republican the district has been.

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.

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.

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.

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.

After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles

After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles

The 60th anniversary of Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in 2015. A few months earlier, a measles outbreak that originated there convinced California to reconsider its childhood vaccination policy.

Italy’s Political Crisis: The Danger It Poses for the Global Economy

Italy’s Political Crisis: The Danger It Poses for the Global Economy

An honor guard outside the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome, the presidential residence.

The Era of Very Low Inflation and Interest Rates May Be Near an End

The Era of Very Low Inflation and Interest Rates May Be Near an End

Gas prices on display last week in New York. A rise in the price of oil is likely to be passed along to consumers in the months ahead.

Why Trump’s Intense Focus on the Trade Deficit Could Cost the Economy in the Long Run

Why Trump’s Intense Focus on the Trade Deficit Could Cost the Economy in the Long Run

A soybean field in Indiana. Selling more commodities like soybeans to the Chinese would make U.S. farmers happy, and reduce the trade deficit, but would not accomplish much more than that.

How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Reveals About Modern Parenting

How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Reveals About Modern Parenting

Jared Hunt and Dorian Kendal at home with their son, Jackson, 2, and dog, Parker. The two have been married four years, and they say they divide household chores based on their personal preferences.

California, Coffee and Cancer: One of These Doesn’t Belong

California, Coffee and Cancer: One of These Doesn’t Belong

A warning for this? Coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles.

The U.S. Fertility Rate Is Down, Yet More Women Are Mothers

The U.S. Fertility Rate Is Down, Yet More Women Are Mothers

This baby, Emma, was born in November in Knoxville, Tenn., from an embryo that had been frozen for nearly 25 years. Progress in reproductive technology is part of the story of why women are delaying motherhood.

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.

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.

The Era of Fiscal Austerity Is Over. Here’s What Big Deficits Mean for the Economy.

The Era of Fiscal Austerity Is Over. Here’s What Big Deficits Mean for the Economy.

When he was running as a Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2012, Paul Ryan spoke in front of a national debt clock.


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