Psychology & Psychiatry

Gender pay gap—personality affects income

Being high in 'neuroticism' and low in 'conscientiousness' can come at a cost in terms of income a new study has found. These effects were particularly strong for women, who benefited more than men for being conscientious ...

Health

Why family violence leave should be paid

Five days unpaid family violence leave is a significant improvement over no guaranteed leave at all. But research shows that finances and domestic violence are inextricably linked.

Other

UnitedHealth 4Q profit drops, still tops Street 4Q forecasts

UnitedHealth Group closed 2015 with a 19 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit, but the nation's largest health insurer still topped Wall Street's expectations thanks in part to growth outside of its core insurance business.

Other

Pfizer beats 3Q expectations, raises 2015 earnings forecast

Pfizer Inc., finally turning the corner after years of generic competition that slashed revenue from the drugmaker's former blockbusters, easily beat Wall Street expectations for the third quarter and raised its 2015 earnings ...

Other

Actavis plans name change to Allergan

Drugmaker Actavis is planning to change its name as it draws closer to finishing another big deal, the $66 billion purchase of Botox maker Allergan that it announced last fall.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study reveals crippling financial burden of leprosy

Households affected by leprosy face being pushed further into poverty as a result of loss of earnings and treatment costs, according to the first ever study of the economic burden of a common complication of the disease.

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Income

Income, refers to the consumption and savings opportunity gained by an entity within a specified time frame, which is generally expressed in monetary terms. However, for households and individuals, "income is the sum of all the wages, salaries, profits, interests payments, rents and other forms of earnings received... in a given period of time." For firms, income generally refers to net-profit: what remains of revenue after expenses have been subtracted. In the field of public economics, it may refer to the accumulation of both monetary and non-monetary consumption ability, the former being used as a proxy for total income.

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