Special Report

No other condition kills more people in the United States than heart disease. One in every four deaths is caused by heart disease, or 610,000 deaths a year. On average, 6.9% of American adults have...
Starting in 1845, the year the potato blight hit Ireland, nearly 2 million Irish refugees fled their famine-stricken homeland and found their way to the United States. About 37,000 Irish settled in...
The American education system continues to compare unfavorably to other affluent nations. In international testing, American students rank behind 18 countries in science and behind 36 in math....
The share of American workers in unions fell once again in 2018, from 10.7% in 2017 to 10.5%. The decline is part of a much longer-term trend of the slow and steady disintegration of organized labor...
One of the greatest rewards one can receive after a lifetime of hard work is a comfortable retirement. They call it the “golden years” for a reason. Unfortunately, many people are nearing...
Each U.S. state has borne witness to an important historical event that has shaped its history — for better or worse. In many cases, the event has had implications beyond that state’s...
One in every four deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease, or 610,000 deaths a year. Heart disease is by far the leading cause of death in the country. On average, 6.9% of American...
Restaurant chains of all kinds — from coffee and doughnut shops to upscale steakhouses — value customer loyalty. Regular customers provide a steady revenue stream and are said to generally...