In US, lack of affordable child care hinders work force

Parents of young children in the United States are finding that with day care centers in short supply, or too expensive, more and more of them—mostly mothers—are having to stay at home to look after their kids.

Medical economics

Pandemic funding saved more Americans from medical debt

The number of Americans who had trouble paying their medical bills dropped precipitously between 2019 and 2021, and funds from the American Rescue Plan and other federal pandemic relief programs may have been a reason why.

Medical research

Study finds the SARS-CoV-2 virus is not viable on cash banknotes

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many businesses stopped accepting cash payments in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus. While neither the CDC nor WHO ever banned the use of paper money, many businesses still only ...

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