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Americans are busy shopping all year round. Where did that leave Black Friday?

Black Friday wasn’t as big a deal this year, but consumers are still spending at record levels.

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Prices for food and gas are rising sharply. Is health care next?

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

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In Sondheim’s Assassins, cornball Americana can’t cover a seething mass of violent rage

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The modern family

Amid distance and estrangement and strain, some are happily replacing the clans they’re born into with chosen families.

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Why Democrats shouldn’t cut paid leave from their social spending bill

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Biden’s $3.40 a gallon problem

How do you make gas cheaper while fighting global warming?

The significance of the guilty verdicts in Arbery’s murder

Why you should care about Facebook’s big push into the metaverse

Inflation isn’t just a US thing

GM dreams of electric fleets

They lost parents to Covid-19. Are we abandoning them?

The number of American kids whose caregivers have died in the pandemic has surpassed 140,000.

Machismo is terror in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog

Biden made one of the best decisions of his presidency this week

9 charts to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

The ironic spectacle of Kyle Rittenhouse’s Tucker Carlson interview

At-home Covid-19 tests are getting better. Experts say: Stock up for winter.

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The supply chain crisis, explained by Adele

Red Notice is a huge hit for Netflix. But what does that actually mean?

Kyle Rittenhouse and the scary future of the American right

Office holiday parties are back and smaller than ever

It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

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Americans are mad about the economy, but still ready to shop

Democrats’ child care plan could help millions — or it could be a big mess

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