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The technology sector has been in the hot seat recently over its lack of gender balance, but it’s not the only industry whose upper echelons remain male-dominated. The multibillion-dollar beauty industry sells primarily to women, but its biggest co...

In the last week, the Republicans’ Obamacare repeal effort failed on the Senate floor despite President Trump urging GOP senators to vote yes. The White House underwent rapid and chaotic staff changes. And Congress expressly went against the wishes...

President Trump’s drug commission says the opioids epidemic has become a national crisis that requires aggressive federal action to improve treatment and collect better data. Those conclusions line up with the views of many health policy researcher...

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 75 calls Of the nearly 700 U.S. companies in the S&P 1500 that have reported quarterly earnings so far, 75 explicitly mentioned Amazon in their earnings ca...

After Republicans’ seven-year effort to upend the Affordable Care Act stalled last week, President Trump took to Twitter to dive back into the debate over one of the most consequential questions looming over the ACA’s immediate future: what will...

Counties around the United States are filling dramatically different numbers of opioid prescriptions each year. And even as the death toll from opioids — both prescription and nonprescription — has spiked to an estimated 60,000 people a y...

This week on the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the team breaks down recent shake-ups at the White House and asks if President Trump’s new chief of staff, John Kelly, can correct course. FiveThirtyEight’s Perry Bacon Jr. joins to discu...