Aug 23, 2011
Freakonomics correspondent Stephen Dubner explains the unexpected consequences of predetermining your baby's genetics.
Aug 17, 2011
Four of the five biggest U.S. tobacco companies are suing to avoid a new law requiring graphic labels on cigarette packs starting next year. The companies say those labels violate free speech because they require them to carry a government-sponsored appeal to not use their legal product.
Aug 17, 2011
The rise in health care spending has tapered off, but this could be a bad thing. Companies are hiring less in uncertain times, and governments have to pick up the slack.
Aug 12, 2011
Please learn this term now: epidermal electronics. Researchers at the University of Illinois have created a small electronic skin patch that can...
Aug 1, 2011
Voting gets underway today on a plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling. The proposal calls for $2.4 trillion in cuts over the next decade, including to defense and entitlement programs.
Jul 28, 2011
Think we're spending a lot now? A study finds that by 2020, half of all health care spending in this country will be done by the government.
Jul 27, 2011
The state's decision to freeze enrollment in some Medicaid programs is leaving the nearly 6,000 residents with serious medical conditions with few other places to turn.
Jul 26, 2011
Policymakers in Arizona say they aren't cutting coverage. Instead, the state is freezing enrollment for childless adults.
Jul 22, 2011
More than 700 gay and lesbian couples will marry on Sunday in New York, the first day they legally can marry in the state. Thousands more will follow. But not all will be marrying just for love. Some are being told they have to.