America leads the world when it comes to access to higher education. But when it comes to health, environmental protection, and fighting discrimination, it trails many other developed countries, according to the Social Progress Imperative, a U.S.-based nonprofit.

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A new report on telecommuting in the U.S. provides a sense of who these workers are, how they’re making out better than other types of workers, and the types of employers that give them so much freedom (or are afraid to).

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<p>Even after having worked as a farmworker for a few years, Eva Chavez still had trouble coping with how exhausted she was after a day of picking apples. “I’d barely make it home because I was so tired,” she remembers. “I’d just park the car outside my house and sleep in the car. I didn’t even want to go inside.”</p>

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<p>Crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe and YouCaring have turned sympathy for Americans drowning in medical expenses into a cottage industry. Now Republican efforts in Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare could swell the ranks of the uninsured and spur the business of helping people raise donations online to pay for health care.</p>

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In some cities, the ride-hailing service now allows riders to show their generosity.

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<p>This graduation season, The New York Times talked with seniors across the country who are not headed to college about their plans, hopes and dreams.</p>

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A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction…

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Hollis JohnsonThe internet has been buzzing this week about reports that McDonald's will replace cashiers in 2,5000 stores with self-service kiosks. But McDonald's says is has no such plans. It's true that…

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Qatar Airways wants to buy up to 10% of American Airlines. Analyst: Qatar Airways investment is evidence that it received subsidies.&nbsp;

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Now that the Hamptons are synonymous with wealth, leisure, and stratospheric real estate prices, it’s no surprise that brokers around the world are eager to associate their own listings with the area.

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In 1940, the median home price in the U.S. was less than $3,000.

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It's hard — make that nearly impossible — to reach your dreams if your hard-earned paycheck is gone the moment you get it. Here's how to break that vicious cycle and make your goals a reality.

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<p>Want to cash in your SPG and Marriott points for a yacht cruise? That may soon be possible, as Ritz-Carlton, Marriott International Inc.'s flagship luxury brand, announced a seafaring expansion Thursday.</p>

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<p>Christl Mahfouz is about to ship the millionth MAGA cap. Hawking the campaign merch between elections is crucial.</p>

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There are more cellphones in America than people. That market saturation has led to brutal price competition, which in turn is transforming consumers’ costs, industry profits and antitrust law.

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