Hospital patients thought they would miss out on Election Day — until these 2 nurses came to the rescue

Lenox Hill Hospital Two Lenox Hill Hospital nurses created a program so their patients could vote on Election Day this past Tuesday, the New York Post reported. Many of the patients were hospitalized for last-minute emergencies or in labor, so they couldn’t physically leave the hospital to complete their ballots. For hospitals without voting programs, […]

The social costs of ride-hailing may be larger than previously thought

ECONOMISTS HAVE always been fond of Uber. Its willingness to battle incumbents, use of technology to match buyers and sellers, and embrace of “surge” pricing to balance supply and demand make the ride-hailing giant a dismal scientist’s dream. Steven Levitt, the author of the bestselling “Freakonomics”, called it “the embodiment of what the economists would […]

We tried Marcus, the new service that lets Brits bank with Goldman Sachs for as little as £1 — here’s what we thought

Screenshot/Will Martin/Business Insider If you’re not an avid follower of British retail banking, you might not have noticed that last week Goldman Sachs quietly launched its Marcus savings account in the UK. There was little fanfare beyond the press around the UK launch of Goldman’s first foray into consumer banking, after 150 years of catering to […]

Major UN report says climate change is worse than first thought

Even if nations stick to the Paris agreement and keep global warming below two degrees, it will still be a major disaster for the planet, according to a blockbuster UN report on climate change. What’s more, we now have less time to act than previously thought. If governments don’t take massive action over the next […]