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Oct 18, 2019

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The budget deficit last topped $1 trillion in 2012, a very different time

by Scott Tong Sep 13, 2019
Back then, the economy was struggling its way out of recession. Now? Not so much.
The U.S. Treasury Department announced Thursday the government deficit has topped $1 trillion for the first time in seven years. Above, the Treasury Department building in Washington, D.C.
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Younger workers are pushing for greater work-life balance

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jun 3, 2019
They're bringing self-care to work and pushing for more flexibility to have a life.

"Green shoots": the sign of economic improvement

by Janet Nguyen Apr 23, 2019
Economists and analysts have used the term "green shoots" to describe signs of a economic recovery after a downturn.
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How immigration could help a shrinking American labor force

by , and Jan 29, 2019
Young, productive workers "are the new scarce resource," one expert says.
Immigrants stand for the national anthem before becoming American citizens at a naturalization ceremony held at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in New York City in 2013.
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Why declining birth rates are a phenomenon in developing countries

by , and Jan 25, 2019
As part of our mini-series on fertility, we talk to a demographer about why fertility rates are declining in developing countries.
As part of our mini-series on fertility, we talk to a demographer about why fertility rates are declining in developing countries. 
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Divided Decade: Financial crisis yields lasting pain and new possibilities

by Tommy Andres and Hayley Hershman Dec 21, 2018
We gathered your stories for a year. Here's what we learned.
Latrice Collins, one of more than 500 participants in our How We Changed series.
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Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed banking

by Tommy Andres Dec 21, 2018
Bigger, stronger banks … and threats.
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Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed retail

by Tommy Andres Dec 20, 2018
A decade later, everything is still on sale.
American consumers have gotten used to deep discounts that started during the Great Recession.
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Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed you

by Tommy Andres and Hayley Hershman Dec 20, 2018
We've gathered your stories for a year. Here's what we learned.
Jessica Perelman, one of more than 500 participants in our "How We Changed" series. 
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Seniors are still struggling to recover after the financial crisis

by Erika Beras Dec 19, 2018
The number of seniors filing for bankruptcy has nearly doubled since 2007 to a record high of 12 percent, part of it driven by the financial crisis; another part by mounting debt for things like medical care, mortgage loans and…
Kathy Stevens, 67, plays bridge with friends at Riverview Towers in Pittsburgh. Stevens lost about a third of her savings during the financial crisis in 2008. It set off a decade of scaling back and she now lives in subsidized senior housing.
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