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Far From the Big City, New Economic Life

Research by Rebecca Diamond, an economist at Stanford University, and Enrico Moretti, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley, explains the attraction. They worked out how costs affect living […]




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From Liverpool to London, Inflation Means Tighter Wallets and Colder Homes

LIVERPOOL, England — For the past few weeks Vincent Snowball hasn’t needed to use the weekly food bank that runs out of a church near Liverpool’s city center. But he’s […]




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How Inflation Concerns May Affect Prices

People who experienced the Great Inflation are more likely to fear high inflation around the corner than the young, who have lived mostly in an era in which inflation has […]




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Pandemic-Era ‘Excess Savings’ Are Dwindling for Many

In a commentary published on a Federal Reserve Bank of New York blog in April, four economists argued that “although large by historical standards, the savings accumulated by U.S. households […]




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It’s Sign-Up Time for Federal Health Insurance

Most states are served by HealthCare.gov, where premiums for a “benchmark” silver plan for 2022 will be about 3 percent lower, on average, than this year, according to a report […]




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China’s Xi Pressures Tycoons With ‘Common Prosperity’ Talk

Four decades ago, Deng Xiaoping declared that China would “let some people get rich first” in its race for growth. Now, Xi Jinping has put China’s tycoons on notice that […]




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Women and Social Security: How to Get the Biggest Check

As a single woman with no children, Karen Callahan is putting together the financial pieces that will protect her for a potentially long life on her own. A large piece […]




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They Were on Equal Footing. Then the Ground Shifted.

“You just got to scrape along and gut it out,” he said. “We’re really struggling to get by.”But in Ms. Arnone’s other field, home appraising, her friends and colleagues are […]




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Stimulus Checks Helped Personal Income Surge in January

The American economic recovery came perilously close to falling off a cliff at the end of last year. But government aid arrived just in time to prevent a disaster — […]




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How a Minimum-Wage Increase Is Being Felt in a Low-Wage City

When the wage went up, Ms. Parra said, she could more easily help with rent and pay the phone and cable bills at the apartment that she shares with her […]