Business, Finance & Economics

Business, Finance & Economics

Smog in New York City could be affecting the stock market, new research says

A growing body of research suggests that increases in fine particulate matter can affect human cognition in multiple ways, including productivity and the willingness to take risks. The results could have broad implications for the economy and have effects in unlikely places, such as the New York Stock Exchange.

Business, Finance & Economics

What the rise of the gig economy means for the American Dream

The future of work in America is likely to be more flexible, possibly more precarious, for many people, as the gig economy expands. Why is this happening, how can more people thrive in this transition, and what does it mean for America's place in the world in this century? Economic historian Louis Hyman of Cornell University, author of "Debtor Nation" and "Borrow: The American Way of Debt," weighs in.