May 15, 2014

By many measures, more borrowers struggling with student-loan payments

More people are having trouble keeping up with their student-loan payments than in years past, several studies show.

U.S. PoliticsMay 14, 2014

More than a decade later, 9/11 attacks continue to resonate with Americans

As the National September 11 Memorial Museum prepares to open, a look at how Americans view the 2001 attacks and their legacy for the country.

GlobalMay 9, 2014

Chart of the Week: Climate change is already here

Average temperatures have risen over the past century in nearly every part of the U.S. outside the Deep South.

U.S. PoliticsMay 6, 2014

Americans still sour on the economy despite falling unemployment

Americans’ assessment of the economy appears to be at odds with official unemployment statistics. But looking more deeply at job openings, hires and quits can help explain the disconnect.

Fact TankMay 2, 2014

Chart of the Week: How America’s poor can still be rich in stuff

While most manufactured goods are considerably cheaper than they were three decades ago, many key services are much more expensive — contributing to the paradox of greater material abundance among even poor Americans.

ReligionApril 30, 2014

Botched execution in Oklahoma renews death-penalty debate

Oklahoma’s botched execution of Clayton Lockett has renewed debate about how, and whether, the U.S. should impose the death penalty.

Fact TankApril 30, 2014

Long-term unemployment is still high; new research suggests geography could be one reason

New research finds that living near where there are jobs significantly reduces the amount of time it takes unemployed jobseekers to find work, and that the effect is especially significant for blacks, women and older workers.

U.S. PoliticsApril 28, 2014

Americans agree inequality has grown, but don’t agree on why

Two-thirds of Americans say the gap between the rich and everyone else has increased, but when asked why they cite dozens of different reasons.

GlobalApril 25, 2014

The facts and figures behind proposed trans-Pacific trade deal

Fact TankApril 25, 2014

Chart of the Week: U.S. middle class no longer the world’s richest

A New York Times chart illustrates disparities in income growth between the U.S. and other advanced economies.