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A new report shows the pandemic and the overdose crisis helped push down the average life expectancy in the U.S. for a second year in a row.
Mask mandates are going away around the country, so shops and restaurants are developing their own policies based on personal choice and risk tolerance.
With a fast-growing winter surge upon us, self-testing kits remain expensive and hard to find. The reasons go back to the approach the U.S. took from the outset in developing tests.
Early in the pandemic, shortages of N95 respirators and other medical gear prompted panic across the world. A year later, the masks still aren’t widely available to U.S. consumers.
Face coverings are key to stopping spread of the coronavirus, but also slow communication, especially for people who don’t hear well. Volunteers and companies suggest some transparent alternatives.
It’s not that young adults aren’t worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of dying by suicide. Finding ways beyond screens to foster social bonds is crucial.
Rapid shutdowns to stem the coronavirus have delivered an unprecedented blow to restaurants around the U.S. Many are quickly running out of cash and their workers are losing their jobs.
Employees at several Google offices around the world have begun a series walkouts today, protesting the company’s handling of sexual harassment claims.
A female employee says her audio recordings show that Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt held up her pay raise as he pressed her for a sexual relationship.
The talk show host reportedly amassed a big real estate portfolio during the foreclosure crisis. Some homes were purchased with HUD support, which he didn’t reveal when interviewing the HUD Secretary.
A new NPR/Marist poll shows that more than half of contract workers don’t get employee benefits. “We really don’t have much of a social safety net, and that’s terrifying,” freelancer Matt Nelson says.
The past few months of sexual harassment scandals are making some workers question whether unspoken rules in the workplace are changing.
The past few months of sexual harassment scandals are making some workers question whether unspoken rules in the workplace are changing.
Is the shift in dealing with sexual harassment driven by differences in how the generations perceive the issue — or is it indicative of a shift in how we think about work?
Is the shift in dealing with sexual harassment driven by differences in how the generations perceive the issue — or is it indicative of a shift in how we think about work?
Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resources officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say.
The states’ attorneys general are banding together to investigate the makers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that have led to a spike in opiate addictions and overdose deaths.
The credit-rating company last week said it was hacked, leaving 143 million consumers’ personal information exposed. Equifax now faces lawsuits and investigations. Read tips on safeguarding your data.