In July, the U.K. and a good portion of Western Europe experienced a severe heatwave the likes of which those countries hadn't seen for decades. With…
Recent protests have engulfed Sri Lanka with the president fleeing as the country has hit financial straits. Unable to pay its foreign creditors, the…
Since 2000, there have been 237 to 350 lung transplants a year for patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. In 2020, there were 78 based on data from…
At the outset of the pandemic, complaints to the New York City Police Department collected by the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB)—the independent…
Criminal court clearance rates—the rate at which a court clears cases from their docket—took a dive in 2020 as the pandemic shut down court systems…
Podcast Episode 2: All Things CoronavirusListen now (63 min) | Stories covered in this episode:
Between 1980 and 1985, the average household spending on housing—mortgage or rent with utilities included—doubled based on Bureau of Labor Statistics…
In the first quarter of 2022, U.S. productivity dropped as real gross domestic product (GDP) fell for the first time since the beginnings of the…
Podcast: The Renewable Industry Bankruptcies of 2011Listen now (17 min) | The first episode of the Investigative Economics podcast covers our recent stories on the high-profile bankruptcies in the…
Around 2010 to 2015, global lithium production plateaued. Demand for the main ingredient in lithium-ion batteries had been steadily growing over the…
Cancer rates have been in decline for decades, often attributed to changes in habits, new approaches to cancer treatments and early detection. But in…
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Metabiota is a San Francisco-based health startup known for tracking epidemics. It's currently gotten some attention because it received funding…