Weighted blanket makers say they have our anxiety covered

Sep 1, 2020
If one consumer product could sum up our collective anxiety, this might be it.
The U.S. market for weighted blankets is about $220 million a year, but it's just a slice of a much bigger sleep market.
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Tiananmen 30 years on: What are China's youth worried about?

Jun 4, 2019
China's college students are not just concerned with job prospects but also how to have a more balanced life.
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FOMO in China is a $7 billion industry

Sep 13, 2018
A government-backed study says the country's internet users are worried about missing out on online knowledge and are willing to pay for educational podcasts.
For the sake of his daughter Yao Yao, Chen Jun said he’s always on the lookout to upgrade his skills and improve his financial prospects by buying things like educational podcasts.
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African-Americans, women and millennials have more economic anxiety than the rest of the country

Mar 7, 2018
Whether your economic anxiety has increased or decreased in the last year depends on who you are, according to the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
Pedestrians walk by a building advertising available retail space on Lexington Avenue on February 8, 2018 in New York. 
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The midlife economic anxiety crisis

Mar 18, 2016
The most anxious people in our economic anxiety poll are 35 to 54-year-olds.
Ira Baron and his wife, Sharon Simon.
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What if you lost your job?

Oct 28, 2015
We talked to people in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about job security.

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Why so many people support the social safety net

Oct 28, 2015
Majorities in our poll backed spending on unemployment insurance and job training.

A look at economic anxiety around the country

Oct 27, 2015
Some feel stuck in their current financial situation.

How anxious do you feel about your finances?

Oct 26, 2015
We talked to folks around the country about their economic anxiety.