January 18, 2022

In the omicron crush, some people pay whatever it costs to get tested

At-home antigen test kits are sold out in many areas of the country. Patrick Wood/NPR Heather Shadley-Tovar shelled out $120 to get her daughter a […]
January 18, 2022

The U.S. is divided over whether nuclear power is part of the green energy future

As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind […]
January 17, 2022

Some insurance brokers enroll people in ACA plans without consent

VectorInspiration/Getty Images Some insurance brokers are enrolling people into Affordable Care Act health plans without their consent, perhaps for the commissions, a move that could […]
January 15, 2022

Hackers disrupt payroll for thousands of employers — including hospitals

Employers are still dealing with administrative chaos caused by ransomware attack on Ultimate Kronos Group last month. SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images A […]
January 14, 2022

How a weather forecast can cut emissions and save companies money

Shipping and aviation emit about 3 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and 5 percent globally. They are among the fastest […]
January 13, 2022

Navient reaches a deal to cancel $1.7 billion in student loan debts

As part of the settlement, the loan servicing company Navient agreed to pay $95 million for states to offer affected borrowers some reimbursement — roughly […]
January 13, 2022

U.S. jobless claims rise by 23,000 to 230,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since mid-November, but still low by historic standards. U.S. jobless […]
January 12, 2022

Grocery store shortages are back. Here are some of the reasons why

The milk shelf is mostly empty at a Giant grocery store on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Parker Purifoy/AP No, you're not imagining it. Some grocery […]
January 12, 2022

People are quitting their jobs in record numbers. What's driving the Great Resignation?

A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November 2021, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the highest monthly number […]
January 12, 2022

Inflation is still surging and some Democrats see one culprit: Greedy companies

Gas prices are displayed at a station on Nov. 17, 2021 in Hercules, Calif. Consumer prices are surging at their highest annual pace in around […]