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May 1, 2019

Why more Americans aren’t retiring

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For some, it’s a matter of necessity. For others, it’s a matter of choice — and the distinction is class-based. Plus, the Fed's decision to keep interest rates flat, and the race to create more plant-based proteins. 

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The messaging war over drug prices

by Kimberly Adams May 1, 2019
AARP and the pharmaceutical industry are running ad campaigns in an attempt to shape eventual legislation.
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Instagram gets commercial

by Meghan McCarty Carino May 1, 2019
Users will soon be able to make purchases without leaving the app.
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Digital disruption drives textbook publishers McGraw-Hill and Cengage to merge

by Justin Ho May 1, 2019
The combined company plans to invest in digital books.
The McGraw-Hill headquarters in New York City.
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Why it's the "nonfarm" payrolls report

by Mitchell Hartman May 1, 2019
The Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report doesn't count jobs down on the farm. We explain why.
Farmworkers pull weeds in a spinach field near El Centro, California, in January.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

More seniors are working — some by choice, others by necessity

by David Wagner May 1, 2019
Americans aged 65 and older are more likely to keep working into old age.
Emma Allen drives herself to work most days. It’s convenient, but the cost of car insurance stretches her limited budget.
Sean Havey for California Dream

Rising demand for plant protein feeds growth of the humble pea

by Renata Sago May 1, 2019
The versatile legume can be found in pasta, milk, pet food and the “Beyond Burger.”
Ryan Klassen inspects pea seeds on his farm in Belgrade, Minnesota. Those peas are the base of the protein being used in a range of products, including energy bars, cereals and milks.
Renata Sago/Marketplace

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Entrance Vacationer
Pass The Peas The J.B.'s
Mobius Streak Hiatus Kaiyote
Bassackwards Kurt Vile
Magic Spell This Is The Kit

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