Until the 1930s, it was Congress that set the terms of U.S. trade negotiations with other countries and raised and lowered tariffs as it saw fit, while the president did little but sign his name.
Democratic Governor Kate Brown is expected to sign off on the law, which would affect areas that are home to some 2.8 million people.
Democrats want health coverage for everybody in America, including the undocumented. What does that mean for folks already getting government-covered health care?
From YIMBYs to NIMBYs, the Strand's recent historic preservation is a Rorschach test for activists of many stripes. Who's right?
The "opportunity zones" program, established in Trump's 2017 tax bill, might be fueling gentrification and luxury developments.
An impending trade deal with the E.U. has instigated further pushback from non-governmental organizations and local activists against any deal with the Brazilian government.
The announcement tees up a fight between the United Food and Commercial Workers and rideshare giants like Uber and Lyft.
All over the country low-income citizens are struggling to attain more economic mobility. A new program funded by two large foundations is working to address that.
For an issue on which so many agree—the rent is too damned high, especially in urban areas—housing affordability doesn't present one single obvious fix.
The growth of the tech industry has put a high premium on available housing, and new construction isn't keeping up with need.
New research casts doubt on the trendy diagnosis of "hopelessness."
A big new report debunks a number of generational clichés about Millennials—but emphasizes the economic struggles they still face.
A conversation with Amy Westervelt, who developed the Invisible Labor Calculator to help women determine the market value of their uncompensated labor.
Many farmers thought that President Donald Trump would be better for their livelihoods than his predecessor, but now they say things have only gotten worse.
While the cost to combat the malware will be in the millions—as opposed to a $100,000 ransom—paying cyber criminals could set a dangerous precedent.
Customs data collected by the American agency show that the U.S. received 2.9 million Chinese visitors in 2018, down 5.7 percent from the year before.
Globally, 80 percent of forest loss stems from turning over forest for agriculture to grow food for livestock and human consumption.
As a potential armed conflict looms, one expert takes a look at the sanctions that have been most devastating to innocent civilians.
Relations between the two nations have deteriorated sharply in recent days, leading some to suggest that we are on the brink of a new cold war.
Amid attacks on several food security programs from the Trump administration, this proposed change could ignite yet another debate about where we draw the line.
New research finds that high self-regard can come across as competence to potential employers.
New research finds that the boons of union membership can extend beyond wages and benefits.
While we have seen job growth in parts of the manufacturing sector, wages have continued to stagnate and consumer product prices look set to increase.