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Gun violence at school has economic consequences for survivors

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Four young girls visit a memorial, listing all of the people killed at the Uvalde shooting. They look at crosses with bouquets of flowers resting at the base of each.

Mourners visit a memorial for a victim's of Tuesday's mass shooting at an elementary school, in City of Uvalde Town Square on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

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How school shootings shape survivors’ economic lives

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst May 26, 2022
Researchers studied the lasting impacts of school shootings on students’ academic and employment prospects later in life.

Rising interest rates and soaring home prices put mortgage payments out of reach for many

by Mitchell Hartman May 26, 2022
The median payment on a new mortgage increased almost 9% from March to April.

Wages are still rising. Because employers are still feeling the pressure to pay more.

by Sabri Ben-Achour May 26, 2022
Apple is the latest big employer to announce it's hiking hourly pay. The market for in-person work is especially competitive.

With helium in short supply, scientists are worried

by Savannah Maher May 26, 2022
Disruptions at helium processing plants have left a number of industries competing for a limited supply: healthcare, tech and manufacturing to name a few.

College enrollment has dropped again since last spring

by Meghan McCarty Carino May 26, 2022
Rising wages for entry-level positions may be luring young people who are opting to work instead of attend college. What might this shift mean for the workforce in the longterm?

Airports unveil big renovations just as summer travel ramps up

by Kristin Schwab May 26, 2022
And they're investing heavily in public art and public space.

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