How the government shutdown is affecting the economy

The government has been partially closed since Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record. A finance professor who studied the 2013 shutdown explains the economic impact.

Federal employees’ union sues Trump administration as 420,000 work without pay during shutdown

Democracy Now! speaks with representatives of a federal workers’ union that is suing the Trump administration over the partial federal government shutdown.

If you’re over 50, chances are the decision to leave a job won’t be yours

28 percent of stable, longtime employees sustain at least one damaging layoff by their employers between turning 50 and leaving work for retirement.

Insured but still in debt: Jobs paying $100K a year no match for medical bills

Middle-class folks who have followed the rules and paid for employer-based medical insurance find that soaring health care costs — combined with high deductibles, high co-payments and surprise medical bills — leave them vulnerable.

Workers used to benefit from innovation. Can that happen again?

Machines can make jobs better, but a tiny class of bosses uses them to make jobs disappear. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Health care is where the jobs are. But what kinds of jobs?

More Americans are now employed in health care than in any other industry. But what kinds of jobs are available? It’s hard to know for sure.