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Americans are spending less on hobbies. How's that affecting stores that rely on them?
Commerce Department data shows retail sales for sporting goods, hobby, instrument and book stores were down 5.4% in April compared to a year ago. Sales for garden equipment and supplies were down too.
How private equity creates a "circle of pain" in the US economy
Private equity "is a major driver of the enormous gulf between rich and poor in this country," says author Gretchen Morgenson.
Amid dire climate change projections, a new book argues that hope still matters
Well-known author Rebecca Solnit co-edited “Not Too Late,” which argues we shouldn't view climate change as a battle we've already lost.
How low unemployment lifts workers at the bottom
In "Moving the Needle: What Tight Labor Markets Do for the Poor," authors Newman and Jacobs advocate letting tight labor markets stay that way.
As book bans sweep the country, an adaptation for young readers pushes back
Heather McGhee's new version of "The Sum of Us" urges transcending racial barriers and creating "common solutions to our common problems."
Making a major life change? These financial steps can help
Whether you've decided it's time to change jobs or you're dealing with an unforeseen circumstance.
What is it about cookbooks?
You can get pretty much any recipe you want online. But cookbooks still sell. A lot.
Why book publishers will scramble to reprint the Jan. 6 report
Public reports can be bestsellers or duds, but either way they're not risky financial bets.
One prized Nobel effect: a bump in book sales
The award can boost sales for a little known author, and can also highlight a field of research.
How are booksellers doing after last year's supply chain snags?
Backlogs hurt the holiday sales season in 2021. In some cases, shops still have to tell customers to wait for their favorite reads.