How a Rising Minimum Wage Affects Jobs in Seattle

Two studies offer conflicting conclusions on the law’s effects on the labor market, and some say the area’s economic boom is a larger factor.

Economics of Equality: A Proven Way to Win in Business: Have a Daughter, Hire Women

Economics of Equality By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER June 1, 2017 Here’s one of the surest routes for men to think of women as equals: Have a daughter. In Silicon Valley, the venture capitalists who invest in tech start-ups are significantly more likely to...

Free Play or Flashcards? New Study Nods to More Rigorous Preschools

By DANA GOLDSTEIN May 30, 2017 A group of students at Woodside Community School in Queens peered up at their teacher one morning this month, as she used an overhead projector to display a shape. It looked like a basic geometry lesson one might find in any...

Jay Dickey, Arkansas Lawmaker Who Blocked Gun Research, Dies at 77

By SAM ROBERTS April 24, 2017 As a Republican congressman from Arkansas, Jay Dickey, through an obscure amendment, single-handedly prevented the federal government from investigating the public health effects of firearms-inflicted violence for the last two...