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Hip-hop traces its roots to economic hard times
Mar 15, 2023
An exhibit at New York City's Fofografiska museum spotlights how poverty and inequality in the 1970s helped create the genre.
Why a Guarneri violin is expected to fetch $10 million at auction
Mar 1, 2023
Despite numerous scientific tests, there are no definitive answers for why Guarneri instruments have their unique, coveted sound.
One big bank halts new fossil fuel investments. Will others follow?
by Nova Safo and Jarrett DangDec 29, 2022
HSBC said it will stop investing in new oil and gas fields. Climate activist Bill McKibben calls it a welcome first step.
Congress moves to boost rainy day funds for workers
by Nova Safo , Chris Farrell and Erika SoderstromDec 28, 2022
Included in the $1.7 trillion spending bill Congress recently passed are measures to help grow workers’ emergency savings.
For millennials, the cost of homes and other milestones just keep rising out of reach
by Nova Safo , Meredith Garretson and Alex SchroederOct 7, 2022
We looked at the costs of major expenses like homes and vacations and adjusted for inflation. It's not pretty.
U.S. Forest Service is short thousands of firefighters amid pay raise delay
May 10, 2022
With a pay raise funded by the infrastructure bill stuck in bureaucratic morass, the agency is struggling to staff up to the full force it needs.
How patience can pay off when it comes to filing for Social Security
by Nova Safo , Chris Farrell , Rose Conlon and Alex SchroederFeb 21, 2022
Waiting until age 70 to file for Social Security means a roughly 76% boost to benefits.
In labor crunch, businesses back efforts to clear workers' criminal records
Oct 22, 2021
“Clean slate” laws call for updating court databases and creating algorithms to automatically clear records for minor offenses.
Ready or not, community around United Flight 93 memorial prepares for waves of visitors
Sep 10, 2021
The nationwide worker shortage's effects can be seen as local businesses prepare for the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
United Flight 93 memorial leaves personal, economic mark on nearby communities
Sep 9, 2021
The Flight 93 memorial has attracted visitors to the area, but locals there say there hasn't been a massive boost.