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How debt may take a toll on mental health

Jun 5, 2019
Whether student loans or credit-card debt, indebtedness is likely to bring you down.
Debt collectors could be texting you soon.
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What if we shortened the workweek?

Jun 4, 2019
The five-day workweek is ingrained in American culture.
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A four-day workweek, good benefits, and a sense of pride: what American workers want from employers

Jun 3, 2019
Our latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll surveyed American workers to find out what they value in the workplace and some of the challenges that they’re facing.
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How did you ask for a raise?

Jun 3, 2019
Compared to women, more men end up receiving the raise they asked for.
A man makes his next move.
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Younger workers are pushing for greater work-life balance

Jun 3, 2019
They're bringing self-care to work and pushing for more flexibility to have a life.

How much economic influence do you think tech companies have?

Oct 19, 2018
78 percent of Americans think it's a great deal. But what exactly does that mean?
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For African-Americans, a fear of recession

Oct 18, 2018
The Marketplace-Edison Research Poll also found that more blacks worry a recession will affect them than whites do.
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Would China weaponize its U.S. debt as a trade war tactic?

Oct 17, 2018
China owns more U.S. debt than any other country. Selling its current supply of U.S. treasury bonds to mess with the American economy would be an aggressive move that China would not undertake unless provoked further, according to one expert.…
A vendor picks up a 100 yuan note above a newspaper featuring a photo of Donald Trump, at a news stand in Beijing on Nov. 10, 2016. 
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When it comes to the new tax law, lots of people just aren't feelin' it

Oct 17, 2018
Tax cuts have had a greater impact on companies than on individuals.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan looks on as President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform legislation in the Cabinet Room at the White House, Nov. 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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How does America feel about the economy in 2018? Look to the Anxiety Index

Oct 17, 2018
People are feeling pretty good, though a majority of respondents fear that a recession is looming.
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