A new NPR/Marist poll finds that 1 in 5 jobs in the U.S. is held by a worker under contract. Within a single decade, freelancers and contractors could make up half of the workforce. Working as a freelancer can come with some flexibility, but it also means you don't have the safety net of benefi...
In the words of Warren Buffett, health care costs are "a hungry tapeworm on the American economy." So now the Berkshire Hathaway CEO is teaming up with the CEOs of Amazon and JPMorgan Chase to create a new company that would offer high-quality health care for their employees at a significantly l...
No matter where Americans stand on the health care debate, everyone can agrees on the obvious fact that costs have been rising at alarming rates for decades now. Health care now makes up 18 cents of every dollar spent in the U.S.; compare this to 1970, when it was 7 cents for every dollar. This beg...
A lesbian employee who works for St. Joseph’s Medical Center in New York filed a class-action lawsuit last week, arguing that her spouse is entitled to the same medical coverage as spouses of heterosexual workers. The woman has been with her partner for 16 years, and the two married last autumn. ...