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The five-day workweek is dead

Biden’s plan to make stuff cheaper

Everything feels more expensive because it is

What you’ve heard about people quitting their jobs might be wrong

Warren Buffett defends his approach to philanthropy as he quits the Gates Foundation board

US investment alone won’t solve Central America’s migrant crisis

GameStop. Dogecoin. Now AMC. Do meme traders need to be protected from themselves?

What are you legally allowed to say at work? A group of fired Googlers could change the rules.

The death of the girlboss

The crypto craze epitomizes the age of meme investing

The new Ford F-150 is not the electric vehicle we’ve been waiting for

The black box economy

Why stocks soared while America struggled

Lumber mania is sweeping North America

Apple, Fortnite, and the Apple App Store: What’s at stake in the antitrust court case

The state of the plant-based food industry

How owning a brand’s stock keeps customers loyal

What should coal communities do when power plants shut down? Ask Germany.

The world’s biggest banks have pumped trillions into fossil fuel projects in the past 5 years

Even WeWork is going public thanks to SPACs

How an unpaid bill can lead to prison

The Supreme Court showdown over whether colleges should pay their athletes, explained

There are no easy answers on canceling student debt

From mental health to home-buying, there are myriad ways education loans can affect lives. That’s why it’s so difficult to find a one-size-fits-all solution, economists say.

Here’s what the “Black tax” does to so many families — including mine

How inheritance became a gift, a necessity, and a curse

An unholy union

SPACs, the investment term you won’t stop hearing about, explained

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The future of the middle class depends on student loan forgiveness

Canceling debt is what’s needed to ensure a solid, equitable middle class.

How Biden can rein in the Big Meat monopoly

How to avoid losing all your money on investing apps

What teen investors learned from the GameStop frenzy

People are furious with Robinhood but they keep downloading it

“These billionaires are not our friends”: The irony of Elon Musk leading the GameStop revolution

What happens after the GameStop bubble bursts?

How much the meme stock rally has hurt short sellers

Robinhood, and its role in the GameStop saga, explained

How a bunch of Redditors made GameStop’s stock soar

The best Christmas movies aren't about Christmas

The class of 2020 was full of hope. Then the pandemic hit.

The $124 billion Supreme Court case that could throw the housing market into turmoil, explained