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People walk by a Black Friday promotional at Cookie's department store Friday in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Doorbusters Busted: Shoppers Rethink Black Friday

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Ski Areas Find Seasonal Workers In Short Supply

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Teri Smith is one of over 130,000 workers who shop for and deliver groceries for Instacart. Smith, 46, has worked for Instacart in Arlington, Texas, since August 2018. Allison V. Smith for NPR hide caption

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At The Mercy Of An App: Workers Feel The Instacart Squeeze

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'Broke': How Detroit Residents Maneuvered The City's Bankruptcy

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Why Cash Aid Distributions Have A Beneficial Ripple Effect

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are proposing to forgive student debt for most Americans. They greet each other at a Democratic primary debate in July. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy, Economists Say

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Demographer Unpacks Why Fewer Americans Are Moving

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Democrats Talk Housing Affordability

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It's unclear whether President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping can come to a trade deal. A new bill supporting Hong Kong protesters could complicate talks. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Waffles On Hong Kong Democracy Bill Amid China Trade Talks

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Low Mobility Rate Has Consequences For Families And The Economy

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Fed Chair Says The Bank Takes Its Cues From Economic Data, Not Criticism From Trump

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Oil prices are down amid weak demand, and investors no longer seem willing to write the industry a blank check. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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As Oil Prices Drop And Money Dries Up, Is The U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust?

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