While there were increases in the second quarter of this year, they don't appear to be pushing the growth in health spending toward the painful levels of a decade ago.
Global food prices are at a four-year low because of good harvests in the U.S., Europe and China. But food still costs more than it did in the 1990s, even accounting for inflation.
The profile is for Alex Rodriguez, the founder, CEO and president of A-Rod Corp. No confirmation yet that it is for the N.Y. Yankees star suspended over alleged use of performance enhancing drugs.
Steve Inskeep talks to Harvard Business School professor Jan Rivkin about his survey on U.S. competitiveness. He found many businesses prefer to use part-time workers rather than hire them full time.
The latest penalties target Russia's financial, oil and high tech sectors, and slap travel bans and asset freezes on more officials.
Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But trade is thriving.
The company says it fought the order in a secret court and lost. Today, that same court finally unsealed documents of a pivotal decision that allowed the U.S. to spy on Internet users.
The theme park says a 2013 documentary critical of its captive orca attraction has hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with a social media campaign and plans for new habitats for its whales.
Hundreds of Louisiana shrimping boats are docked this week, their nets dry. Shrimpers want more money for their catch. Current prices barely allow them to cover their fuel bills.
Health insurance premiums went up only a little more than inflation this year, according to a new survey. The average family plan cost about $16,800. That's a 3 percent increase over last year.
While Apple unveils a futuristic new smartwatch, Amazon slashes prices on its smartphone-for-shoppers. Both companies are searching for the innovation sweet spot in mobile.
At first, Sun Han made a staggering 100-percent profit margin on his furniture. Soon everyone in his village was opening a furniture factory — and didn't need to raise pigs anymore.
Southwest Airlines has joined a growing number of airlines that are hiring social media "first responders" to help with customer relations.
Grain elevators, auto manufacturers and Amtrak passengers are still facing lengthy delays on rails, as freight train congestion continues to be a drag on the economy all across the country. The problem is particularly bad in the upper Midwest and Great Plains states, where some grain elevators have been waiting to ship their product to market since April. Many blame the delays on the huge increase in Bakken crude oil shipped by rail from North Dakota to refineries in the south, Midwest and on both coasts. The railroads deny they're favoring oil shipments over other products. On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce committee held a hearing on the matter while considering legislation to beef up the enforcement power of the Surface Transportation Board.
Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson's email about the diversity of the team's fans could end his run in the NBA. But were his comments really out of bounds?
Yes, you're busy. Now you can get a salon style, without the salon. Following a trend of on-demand everything, there's an app and service for updos and blowouts that come to you.
The Falls Church, Va.-based private contractor that conducts most of the government's background checks, was the target of a cyberattack last month that breached thousands of personnel files.
Websites including Foursquare, Netflix and WordPress are taking part in Internet Slowdown Day to make a case for unfettered access to the Internet. The slowdown will only be symbolic, not real.