US-China trade war truce: 2 reasons why it’s unlikely to last

With the two leaders’ approach to the world looking increasingly different, it’s likely that the G-20 truce will merely have paused the trade war – not stopped it.

Under Trump, number of uninsured kids rose for first time this decade

After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017, according to a Georgetown University report released Thursday.

Overshadowed by opioids, meth is back and hospitalizations surge

The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids.

Social Security helped slash elderly poverty, but that triumph is now in jeopardy

Americans are increasingly struggling to save enough for retirement. If Social Security isn’t saved, growing old in poverty will likely become more common.

Can the next Congress chase down America’s runaway wealth?

The last Congress ensured that America’s wealth will concentrate ever more rapidly at the very top — unless the next one does something about it.

Black Friday isn’t the only time workers face unfair schedules

Nearly half of retail workers reported having to work on Thanksgiving, and big employers are far more likely to have their workers on duty than are smaller ones.

Trump’s trade wars are hurting farm country

When farm prices rise because of tariffs, farmers can’t buy a new pickup, purchase equipment, or make repairs. Businesses get fewer customers, so they lay off workers.

Your medical devices are not keeping your health data to themselves

CPAP units, heart monitors, blood glucose meters and lifestyle apps generate information that can be used in ways patients don’t necessarily expect.

Gun control vs. mental health care: Debate after mass shootings obscures murky reality

Public health and mental health experts say blaming the violence on the mentally ill is unfair and inaccurate, pointing instead to lax gun laws.

Kavanaugh’s impact on the Supreme Court and US may not be as profound as predicted

With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, many predict the court will move to the right on key issues But Supreme Court rulings are often not the last word on a matter.