At long last Medicare cards get a makeover to protect seniors from identity theft

The standard advice for people to protect themselves from identity theft is to be sure you don’t carry around documents that can be stolen by a crook. So when it...

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether workers must pay unions — again

The two men work for the state of Illinois. One says he is proud to pay his union about $70 each month — money he sees as an investment in...

Electric scooters might revolutionize urban transport — if it wasn’t for stupid humans

You’ll find them obstructing sidewalks in Austin, draped on trash cans in San Francisco and tipped over like dominoes in Los Angeles. In Washington, workers dredged two of them from...

China agrees to buy ‘significantly’ more from the U.S., but doesn’t commit to specific...

The United States and China said Saturday that two days of “constructive” talks between American and Chinese officials in Washington had led to an agreement for China to buy...

Job satisfaction is up, but still well below one-time highs

With Labor Day weekend upon us, a little good news: For the first time in more than a decade, the majority of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs. According to...

Air pollution is making you worse at your job

Poor outdoor air quality is likely to have a negative impact on your job performance, even if you work indoors at a desk, according to a new working paper...

Leadership at Fed’s regional banks is getting more diverse. But there’s still work to...

The act establishing the Federal Reserve required that the organization’s leadership “represent the public” and represent the interests of “agriculture, commerce, industry, services, labor, and consumers.” But diversity within the Federal Reserve’s...

Disaster, Meghan Markle, and slime: What we looked for in 2017

The top search term was for a disaster. The No. 1 searched person was a man accused of sexual harassment. And the most-searched how-to was how to make slime. It was...

What’s ahead for home buyers in Northern Virginia

The before-the-school-year-starts buyers have settled into their homes in Northern Virginia, so house hunters looking this fall may have less competition for the limited available inventory of properties on...

Why the FDA hides the names of grocery stores that sell contaminated food

I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter, a peanut-free sandwich spread, is hastily pulling its jars from store shelves. Last week, the company learned some of its product was contaminated with...