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Abortions in Clinics Decline, but Abortions With Black-Market Pills Are Rising

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Evidence suggests more American women are ‘self-managing’ their abortions.
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Is America’s Health Care System a Fixer-Upper or a Teardown?

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:00
To understand the competing Democratic health care plans, consider an elaborate home construction metaphor.
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Should People Profit From Housing? Bernie Sanders Says Yes, and No

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 00:30
A plan for national rent control and for reining in speculators, but also for building wealth through homeownership.
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A Rerun From the 1970s? This Economic Episode Has Different Risks

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:00
Labor strife, pressure on the Fed, a sharp rise in oil prices, but without stagflation and other key elements.
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Young People Are Going to Save Us All From Office Life

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:48
Gen Z-ers and millennials have been called lazy and entitled. Could they, instead, be among the first to understand the proper role of work in life?
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Day Care Directors Are Playing Doctor, and Parents Suffer

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 02:00
Many policies on children with minor ailments are unhelpful.
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Maybe We’re Not All Going to Be Gig Economy Workers After All

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 02:00
Companies like Uber are hitting the turbulence of government regulation, worker resistance and labor market reality.
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In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 06:25
The bill, if signed by the governor, would mark a new way of giving women access to abortion as conservative states tighten restrictions
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Zantac Has Low Levels of a Cancer-Causing Chemical, the F.D.A. Says

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:16
The chemical, NDMA, is the same one found in the blood pressure drug valsartan, which led to widespread recalls last year.
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Mystery Solved: Private-Equity-Backed Firms Are Behind Ad Blitz on ‘Surprise Billing’

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:42
Two doctor-staffing companies are pushing back against legislation that could hit their bottom lines.
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A Breeding Ground for a Fatal Scourge: Nursing Homes

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 17:18
Drug-resistant germs, including Candida auris, prey on severely ill patients in skilled nursing facilities, a problem sometimes amplified by poor care and low staffing.
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Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioid Cases

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:11
The company and its owners, members of the Sackler family, have tentatively reached the first comprehensive settlement in thousands of cases nationwide.
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Pelosi Energizes Battle to Lower Drug Prices

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 21:32
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s draft plan to allow the federal government to negotiate the price of hundreds of drugs will add new urgency to Washington’s effort to fight rising prescription costs.
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Moderate Democrats Fared Best in 2018. One Gets Another Chance Today.

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 02:00
A North Carolina election is also a chance to think about what kind of candidate might do best against President Trump.
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Which Health Policies Actually Work? We Rarely Find Out

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 02:00
There’s surprisingly little rigorous research on programs like Medicaid and Medicare.
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When Reporting an Economics Article at Burning Man, Be Prepared for Things to Get Weird

Sat, 09/07/2019 - 19:06
I visited the annual Nevada bacchanalia with Paul Romer, a Nobel-winning economist who has come to see it as a model for urbanization. Everything about the experience was surreal.
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What You Need to Know About Vaping-Related Lung Illness

Sat, 09/07/2019 - 15:54
Coughing, fatigue and shortness of breath are warning signs for anyone who has vaped within the last 90 days.
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Death by Diet Soda?

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 09:02
A new study that links artificially sweetened beverages to premature death is prompting public angst. Some scientists say it has significant flaws.
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What Will Be the Economic Backdrop for the 2020 Election? New Data Gives Hints

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 07:08
The numbers don’t suggest a recession is underway, but they aren’t consistent with rip-roaring growth.
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Taking Out a Student Loan Is Better Than Dropping Out

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 02:00
New research shows that students who borrowed more defaulted less, probably because the additional credits they were able to complete led to more stable careers.
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