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How those $600 checks are being spent

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A woman pays for a to-go order at a New York restaurant. Some people are splurging a bit and others are putting the relief payment into necessities.

A woman pays for a to-go order at a New York restaurant. Some people are splurging a bit and others are putting the relief payment into necessities. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

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COVID-19

How are people spending their $600 checks?

by Marielle Segarra Jan 13, 2021
The federal relief payments are going for things like tattoos and electricity bills, paying down debt and helping others.
Race and Economy

How baby bonds could help close the racial wealth gap

by Samantha Fields Jan 13, 2021
A proposed $1,000 savings account for every baby born in the U.S. could improve future outcomes for an entire generation of families.

Netflix promises a new movie every week. Can it afford that?

by Jasmine Garsd Jan 13, 2021
Some industry insiders are wondering whether it’s an overly ambitious strategy for the streaming giant.
COVID-19

"Looking after children during the pandemic is uplifting"

by Sean McHenry Jan 13, 2021
Roopam Carroll runs a day care center in Nottingham, England. She explains how caregivers enable other kinds of work.

How some British businesses view Brexit now that it's done

by Stephen Beard Jan 13, 2021
So how does Brexit look today, in the cold light of 2021? Marketplace checked back with three U.K. business owners

The (almost) secret workshops below Capitol Hill

by Kimberly Adams and Annie Rees Jan 9, 2019
The arrival of a new Congress sets off a flurry of activity on — and under — Capitol Hill.

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