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Latest Stories

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Here's what a "good economy" means to these shoppers

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 9, 2019
Consumers appear confident and willing to spend now, but they're worried about the future and haunted by memories of the Great Recession.
Consumers shopping in May in New York City.
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How bowling shoes help explain the repo market

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Oct 9, 2019
It’s a wonky subject, but important. Arcades, power grids and plumbing systems also help make sense of it.
If you want to understand the repo market, think about renting shoes at a bowling alley.
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The Uncertain Hour

West Virginia foster parents say they need more support

by Roxy Todd Oct 9, 2019
Roughly 5% of the state's babies are born with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Families taking them in say they feel unprepared for the task.
A memorial in Huntington, West Virginia, in 2017.
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The Uncertain Hour

Inside West Virginia’s overwhelmed foster care system

by Roxy Todd Oct 9, 2019
About 85% of the children in state custody have a parent who struggles with substance use disorder. The system is straining to care for them.
A homemade sign says "Think drugs gets you high give God a try," on a front lawn in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. The town in Wise County has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic.
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Check Your Balance ™️

FAQ: The differences between a pension and a 401(k)

by Samantha Fields Oct 9, 2019
An explanation of how they work and which one is better.
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Charles Schwab on how low commissions became zero commissions

by Rose Conlon and David Brancaccio Oct 9, 2019
The brokerage firm has a history of lowering trading fees, says founder Charles Schwab.
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Quits rate shows workers ready to jump ship

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 9, 2019
Voluntary quitting is at an 18-year high.
A "now hiring" sign is posted on a table during a career fair for veterans in San Francisco, California.
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American entertainment versus Chinese censors

by Kimberly Adams Oct 9, 2019
"South Park" creators doubled down on their criticism of Chinese censorship this week.
A Chinese flag is seen placed on a mannequin wearing the USA basketball uniform as Chinese shoppers look at clothing in the NBA flagship retail store on October 9, 2019 in Beijing, China.
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Massive power shut-off would cost businesses in California

by Meghan McCarty Carino Oct 8, 2019
As the risk of wildfire and natural disasters increase with climate change, power disruptions could become more common.
Towers carrying electrical lines in south San Francisco.
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Teens haven't spent so little since 2011 — survey

by Erika Beras Oct 8, 2019
Phones, food and clothes continue to be in; handbags are right out.
A group of teens look at a photograph they took on a smartphone in Times Square in New York City in 2017.
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