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How NYU’s Emergency Room Favors the Rich

In New York University’s busy Manhattan emergency department, Room 20 is special.Steps away from the hospital’s ambulance bay, the room is outfitted with equipment to perform critical procedures or isolate […]




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A Holiday Season Divided by Inflation and Economic Struggles

November has been busier than expected at the Langham Hotel in Boston as luxury travelers book rooms in plush suites and hold meetings in gilded conference rooms. The $135-per-adult Thanksgiving […]







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Britain’s Economic Experiment Stumbles at the Start

Britain’s economy has wobbled along since the financial crisis more than a decade ago, in 2008, with weak productivity and low pay. Recently, it lost its place as the world’s […]




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How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits

RICHMOND, Va. — In late July, Norman Otey was rushed by ambulance to Richmond Community Hospital. The 63-year-old was doubled over in pain and babbling incoherently. Blood tests suggested septic […]




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In an Unequal Economy, the Poor Face Inflation Now and Job Loss Later

The lease lasts only a year, however, and Ms. Clarke is worried about finding somewhere to live if it isn’t renewed. Even now, she is barely making ends meet: She […]




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For Tens of Millions of Americans, the Good Times Are Right Now

“We are very fortunate right now given the situation for many others during the pandemic,” said Mr. McCauley, 36, who works for a data orchestration company. “Somehow we are doing […]




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China Sets Aside Push to Spread Wealth in Pivotal Year for Xi

BEIJING — For much of last year, China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, waged a fierce campaign to rein in private capital and narrow social inequalities. Regulators cracked down on tech […]




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Is America’s Economy Entering a New Normal?

The pandemic, and now the war in Ukraine, have altered how America’s economy functions. While economists have spent months waiting for conditions to return to normal, they are beginning to […]