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That “inflation relief” money could drive prices higher

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Shoppers walk through a grocery store in Washington, DC, on June 14, 2022.

Kathryn Judge, author of "Direct," discusses the major role of middlemen in our lives. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

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It takes a long time to get from a federal drilling lease to actual oil

by Andy Uhler Jul 6, 2022
Companies have to evaluate their prospects, then come up with a budget and manage crew and equipment logistics.

Walmart to charge transportation fees to some suppliers

by Stephanie Hughes Jul 6, 2022
The retailer says it's part of an effort to keep prices low for customers. That can be hard to do in the long term.

As inflation rises, this Michigan business owner is taking a chance on a second store

by Sean McHenry Jul 6, 2022
"I'm taking a very, very big risk opening another retail location," says Annie Lang Hartman, owner of the Michigan retail brand Wild Lettie.

Credit scores and the bias behind them

Credit scores reflect not just financial behavior, but discrimination within our economic system.

Around a dozen states are handing out tax rebates. Could that fuel more inflation?

by Kristin Schwab Jul 6, 2022
It's a bit like the stimulus payments the federal government handed out early in the pandemic. Just don't call it stimulus.
Shelf Life

When governments fail to address community issues, who steps in?

by Michelle Wilde Anderson Jul 6, 2022
In an excerpt from "The Fight to Save the Town," the author describes how residents get by in an Oregon county with a declining government.

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Breaking Your Silence Generationals

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