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Labor Department outlines unlawful imbalance in coverage between mental, physical care services

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said the department will ramp up legal enforcement: “We need to make sure people are covered.”
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said the department will ramp up legal enforcement: “We need to make sure people are covered.”
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Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline complicates Russia-Ukraine tensions

As Russian troops accumulate at the Ukrainian border, some fear the country could withhold natural gas to Europe in the event of military conflict.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline was recently constructed along the Baltic Sea to carry natural gas from Russia to Europe, circumventing Ukraine.
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Entrepreneurship has boomed during the pandemic — especially in these cities

Jan 18, 2022
New business applications set a record in 2021, driven largely by job insecurity. Retail and transportation were favorite fields.
About 5.4 million new business applications were filed in 2021. There was a lot of interest in online retail and a lot of activity in Southern cities.
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The Supreme Court blocked the Biden vaccine mandate for businesses. Now what?

Jan 14, 2022
A similar mandate, however, will be allowed for health care workers.
The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC on Jan.11, 2022.
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How do Americans feel about the economy? Not very hopeful, poll finds.

Rising prices for staples like food and gas was a key worry for respondents, along with concerns about COVID and political power.
Rising prices for things like food and gas were key worries mentioned by poll respondents.

Global economic growth likely to slow in 2022, World Bank says

Jan 12, 2022
Inequalities between and within countries could widen in 2022, World Bank President David Malpass warns.
"Vaccines are critical because they reduce the hospitalization, because they allow economies to function," says David Malpass, president of the World Bank.
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Default options are popular in financial decision-making, but are they effective?

From retirement savings to Social Security, the choices made for you are crucial and should be well designed.
A program's default option, in which participants are automatically enrolled, makes it easy to choose but isn't always the best choice.
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Forecasting the biggest challenges facing companies in 2022

Jan 5, 2022
Corporations will have to navigate an increasingly polarized world — and economy.
Corporations will have to navigate an increasingly polarized world — and economy.
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What Elizabeth Holmes' guilty verdict means for Silicon Valley

Jan 4, 2022
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was convicted of four counts of fraud in a case that's viewed as a landmark test of Silicon Valley startup culture.
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was convicted of four counts of fraud in a case that's viewed as a landmark test of Silicon Valley startup culture.
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As the economy gets more complex, we might need new ways to measure it

From jobs to inflation, our economic statistics are ripe for change.
From jobs to inflation, our economic statistics are ripe for change.