Economy News

Hillary Hoffower
28 Nov 2021, 17:23

Meet the typical Gen Zer, who is quitting their job, has over $17,000 in student debt, and is influencing nearly everything you buy

Meet the typical Gen Zer, who is quitting their job, has over $17,000 in student debt, and is influencing nearly everything you buy

Meet the typical Gen Zer, who is quitting their job, has over $17,000 in student debt, and is influencing nearly everything you buy

Gen Z is ready for the spotlight.TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty Images.

  • Gen Z, the oldest of whom turn 24 this year, is the new "it" generat
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Meet a single mom who transformed her life through a guaranteed income program that gives her $1,800 every 3 months. It helped her get a car, a new job, and move into a better neighborhood for her daughter.
Jason Lalljee
28 Nov 2021, 17:22

Meet a single mom who transformed her life through a guaranteed income program that gives her $1,800 every 3 months. It helped her get a car, a new job, and move into a better neighborhood for her daughter.

Christine is one of 800 Compton residents in the US' largest basic income program. She's come a long way from being homeless and unable to pay bills.

Blame student loans on Sputnik: How the 1957 launch of a Soviet rocket inspired the government to overhaul education
Ayelet Sheffey
28 Nov 2021, 17:12

Blame student loans on Sputnik: How the 1957 launch of a Soviet rocket inspired the government to overhaul education

The USSR leapfrogged the USA in the space race with Sputnik, and the student-loan industry was meant to fix that. Now, it's a $1.7 trillion crisis.