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  • Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, is developing a new line of planes with an unusual configuration: The aisle seats would be extended two inches to accommodate overweight passengers, but at the expense of an inch of room for everybody else. What

    America’s Couch Potato Problem Costs $117 Billion a Year

    The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday issued new guidelines for Americans’ physical activity for the first time in 10 years. The updated recommendations call for people to people to...

  • A Grim Forecast for 2020

    Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon macroeconomics, looks ahead to 2020 in a new report, noting that economic growth since mid-2016 has been stronger than the rate implied by rising...

  • Chart of the Day: SALT in the GOP’s Wounds

    The stark and growing divide between urban/suburban and rural districts was one big story in this year’s election results, with Democrats gaining seats in the House as a result of their success in...

  • Brady Ryan GOP Tax Plan

    The GOP Tax Cuts 10 Months In: What's Working, What's Not

    The $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul came with some big promises, including faster economic growth, increased business investment and significantly higher wages for American workers. Ten months...

  • War on drugs moves to pharmacy from jungle

    What’s Behind Soaring Drug Prices in the US?

    Forty years ago, spending on pharmaceuticals was about the same in the U.S. as in other wealthy countries. That began to change in the 1990s. By 2015, Americans were spending about $1,000 per person...

  • Congressional Corrosion Prevention Caucus

    The Pentagon's $21 Billion Rust Problem

    “Rust costs the Pentagon more money annually than many of its most expensive weapons systems—up to $21 billion per year, according to a Defense Department-commissioned audit released in March,” Next...

  • Democrats Won on Health Care. What Do They Do Now?

    Democrats rode a health care message to their Election Day takeover of the House. Now that the election is (mostly) over, how will they follow through on that campaign focus? The party is still...