Researchers examining soil cores from an early Roman harbor found correlations between layers of lead and the city’s economic growth.
The "freelance economy" might not be so great after all. Author Steven Hill argues that companies like TaskRabbit and Uber are undermining the American middle class.
The children of ranking officials and wealthy businessmen have long found themselves on the wrong side of the law, but their connections typically get them off the hook.
The markets in China are tanking and the pain spread quickly to other parts of the global economy. But the bigger worry is what happens with the Chinese currency.
Argentina's new president want to open his country to the world. Argentines have been there before. It didn't end well.
For the first time in history, fewer than half of American households are in the middle class. The poorest segment and the richest segment are both growing.
Everything changed for Revan Pragustiawan one morning when a World Bank-backed company pulled up in heavy vehicles and order everyone to leave. The family and everyone else in their hamlet fled while their homes were flattened by bulldozers. What is the World Bank doing?
Many Brazilian expats returned to Brazil in 2008. A booming economy led many believe the country would become the next world power. That was enough for reporter Juliana Barbassa, but her experience didn't exactly work out the way she thought.
Big game and the death of a lion in Zimbabwe is sparking a very big controversy.
Greece has had a hard time dealing with austerity measures imposed by its European counterparts. But there's one mayor, the tattooed, foul-mouthed scion of a winemaking dynasty, who European leaders call a "beacon of hope" for the country.
Puerto Rico has a terrible economy. That's why some economists think that allowing it to file Chapter 9 bankruptcy might be a good idea.