From red-hot inflation to a strong jobs market, and all the negative gross domestic product in between, economists are divided on the health of the U.S. economy. A top concern for Americans: Are there layoffs on the horizon? Economists break down the data
The “Clear Craze” was everywhere in the 1990s, and that included translucent technology like video game controllers, iMacs, all the way to Tamagotchis. But, how did this design come to dominate a decade?
New York’s Harbor is as large as it is complex. It’s home to one of the nation's most critical infrastructure systems: six container terminals moving millions of pounds of cargo in and out every day.
America is a big country, and Americans have always favored big vehicles to traverse it. America gave the world Cadillacs with massive tailfins and oversize pickup trucks.
It's not just the lack of pilots that is impacting aviation. Mechanics, baggage handlers and air traffic controllers are also in short supply. So what led to the shortage of pilots in the USA?
Coinbase went public with a highly anticipated listing in 2021, but as the crypto market crashed, the company’s share price dropped by more than 80%. Now it’s working to diversify its revenue.
Traffic is a growing problem in many U.S. cities. Instead of adding more streets to accommodate cars, a growing movement is pushing to ban them in dense areas like New York City.
The U.S. government wants to collect more weather data from private companies’ satellites, with the goal of improving forecasting while cutting costs. But not enough businesses are collecting the necessary data.
"Quiet quitting" is having a moment. The trend of employees choosing to not go above and beyond their jobs in ways that include refusing to answer emails during evenings or weekends, or skipping extra assignments that fall outside their core duties.
A true marvel of engineering, Apple's Floating Store certainly catches the eye. Known for their great architecture apple has many beautiful buildings such Apple's $5 Billion Headquarters - Apple Park.
On August 24, President Biden announced the cancellation of $10,000 in federal student loan debt for most borrowers. But student loan accounts for less than 10% of household debt in America, which reached $16.15 trillion during the second quarter of 2022
Mexican chili peppers used in Sriracha. Italian risotto rice. American corn that’s used in nearly everything: these crops are vulnerable to high heat, and extreme droughts worldwide are hitting yields which could mean higher prices for staples this winter
Container-ship backlogs from New York to Houston are extending strains on troubled supply chains in the U.S. WSJ’s Paul Berger explains what’s contributing to the congestion and what impact it’s having on the economy.
Most cars now have touch screens in the middle of the dashboard. Some tech heavy cars - such as those by companies like Tesla and Rivian - rely nearly entirely on them. They're also cheaper to make and maintain.
At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, China's strict "zero-Covid" policies managed to keep Covid-19 at bay. More than two years later, the country's ongoing controls are weighing down its economy and stalling global supply chains.
Every time you pay with your credit card, it costs the store a small percentage in fees: usually around 3%. And in 2022, Visa and Mastercard raised those credit-card fees again.
The United Nations’ worst-case scenario calculation is that food prices will rise by an additional 8.5% by 2027. Part of those higher costs is due to more expensive fertilizers as some have seen 300% price spikes over the past year.
During the 2010s, Sri Lanka had one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. Things took a 180-degree turn at the end of the decade as the country's economy stumbled. In May 2022, the government defaulted on its debt for the first time in history.
The average American experienced just over eight hours of power outages in 2020. The overall duration of power interruptions in the U.S. more than doubled over the past 5 years.
Value menus shot to popularity in the ‘90s after the burger wars consumed the fast-food industry. And thanks to Americans’ love for cheap eats, they’ve stuck around. WSJ explains how inflation and supply-chain issues are changing the value menu.
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