For retailers, the holidays mean a hiring binge — and then a purge
Retail is one of the more seasonally variable sectors of the U.S. economy, but much of the holiday hiring surge is concentrated in just a handful of categories.
Global worries about corruption are on the rise
Across 34 emerging and developing economies, a median of 76% say corrupt political leaders are a very big problem in their country. Yet, not many people in these nations say giving bribes is essential for getting ahead in life.
Tying the knot again? Chances are, there’s a bigger age gap than the first time around
Not only are men who have recently remarried more likely than those beginning a first marriage to have a spouse who is younger; in many cases, she is much younger. Some 20% of men who are newly remarried have a wife who is at least 10 years their junior, and another 18% married a woman who is 6-9 years younger.
Health Affairs: Among 11 nations, American seniors struggle more with health costs
Older Americans say Medicare is working well, but they report more problems paying for health care than seniors in 10 other advanced economies, according to a survey published in the journal Health Affairs.
How productive are lame duck Congresses?
Lame duck congressional sessions have become more common in recent years, but their actual legislative productivity has varied considerably.
Who are the unauthorized immigrants ineligible for Obama’s executive action?
The 5.8 million unauthorized immigrants not eligible for deportation relief under President Obama’s executive actions are more likely than those eligible to be unmarried and not have U.S.-born children living with them, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.
The darkest side of online harassment: Menacing behavior
Most online harassment consists of name-calling or trying to embarrass someone, but there is also the darker side of physical threats, stalking, sexual harassment and being harassed for a long period of time.
Ferguson highlights deep divisions between blacks and whites in America
One of the most persistent gaps between blacks and whites involves their levels of confidence in police.
64 countries have religious symbols on their national flags
Of the 64 countries in this category, about half have Christian symbols (48%) and about a third include Islamic religious symbols (33%).