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Have you been laid off? Share your story 

Nov 7, 2022
Getting laid off is demoralizing, with many companies doing a terrible job of communicating the decision to their employees.
Twitter laid off half its workforce on Friday, although reports say that the company is asking some of its laid-off staff to come back in.
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Since Sandy Hook killings a decade ago, Congress has put no limits on gun sales

May 25, 2022
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, Marketplace looked into background checks and gun purchases. We're revisiting some of that reporting today.
An officer walks outside of Robb Elementary School on May 25. The day before, a gunman killed 19 students and two adults.
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Former Chair Ben Bernanke takes long view of Federal Reserve's current challenges

May 17, 2022
“I think it's important to look back at history,” said the former leader of the U.S. central bank.
During an interview with Kai Ryssdal of "Marketplace," former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke discussed how the Federal Reserve has dealt with inflation in the past as well as its current approach.
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Fed Chair Jerome Powell: "Whether we can execute a soft landing or not, it may actually depend on factors that we don't control."

May 12, 2022
"I think the one thing we really cannot do is to fail to restore price stability," Powell told Kai Ryssdal.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, left, speaks with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
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Introducing Million Bazillion Academy!

Apr 4, 2022
Our free month-long email newsletter course is here to make your kids smarter about money. Sign-up today!
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Share your story: Have you experienced a health parity violation?

Jan 24, 2022
The Department of Labor's parity report finds that mental health care is treated unfairly by insurers.
Some people may forgo mental health services because they're too pricey — even with health insurance.
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How one bookseller arrived at its next chapter

Nov 3, 2021
The co-owners of “A Good Used Book” in Los Angeles, California, are back in their retail space and looking ahead to the future.
This summer, Jenny Yang and Chris Capizzi, co-owners of A Good Used Book, began selling books in-person again after pivoting to online sales during pandemic lockdown.
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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88

Listen to our 2013 interview, in which Rumsfeld told us about his "Rules" and reflected on the invasion of Iraq.
Former Defense Secretary Donald, seen here at a press conference in 2005.
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