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People walk by the Nasdaq Composite site in Times Square as global stocks fell on Tuesday as concerns mount that rising inflation will prompt central banks to tighten monetary policy on May 11, 2021 in New York City.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 11: People walk by the Nasdaq Composite site in Times Square as global stocks fell on Tuesday as concerns mount that rising inflation will prompt central banks to tighten monetary policy on May 11, 2021 in New York City. By mid afternoon the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite had lost 0.6% after falling 2.2% at its session low. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Spencer Platt via Getty Images

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COVID-19

How will the coronavirus omicron variant affect the economy?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Nov 29, 2021
Omicron might play out in a similar way to delta, with a sharp drop in consumer spending. Tourism in particular would likely take a big hit.

How will traditional holiday sales days fare this year?

by Caroline Champlin Nov 29, 2021
Consumers appear to be spreading their holiday spending across more days, heeding advice to get their orders in early.

A departure worth tweeting about

Amy Scott is joined by Marketplace Tech's Molly Wood to discuss the resignation of Twitter's CEO, Jack Dorsey.

Millennials locked out of hot real estate markets

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 29, 2021
The National Association of Realtors reported on Monday that pending home sales were up 7.5% in October.

What would a city "designed with care" look like?

by Amy Scott and Richard Cunningham Nov 29, 2021
Writer Alexandra Lange says urban architecture and a “Department of Care” could make residents’ needs and culture a priority.
COVID-19

How are schools spending federal pandemic relief funds?

by Amy Scott and Anais Amin Nov 29, 2021
Summer school, tutoring and HVAC replacement are emerging as big areas of spending, says Nic Querolo, of Bloomberg.

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Return of the Mack Mark Morrison
Aloha Chris Bear
Smile Meditation Vulfpeck
Make It Better (feat. Smokey Robinson) Anderson .Paak, Smokey Robinson
Lost In Yesterday Tame Impala
Space is the Place Ezra Collective

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