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From ALICEs to geriatric millennials: Your complete guide to America's weird new tribes

Keep mixing up your DIPS and DINKs? You've come to the right place.

Erin Snodgrass,Jacob Zinkula   


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America's poverty line is letting millions slip through the cracks here's how we could fix it

Many Americans are struggling financially but don't qualify for aid because they technically make a…

Juliana Kaplan,Noah Sheidlower,Allie Kelly   


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New Mexico experimented with a basic income program that gave $500 a month to immigrant families. They used the money to pay rent and secure jobs.

New Mexico gave households with mixed citizenship status $500 a month for a year. Participants saw …

Allie Kelly   


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Over 100 basic-income pilots have run in US cities. Now states are getting creative to fund no-strings-attached cash payments.

The success of over 100 local GBI pilots in the US provides insight into future state-level policy.

Allie Kelly   


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Meet the HIFIs: Their obsession with luxury will tank them

HIFIs are predominantly made up of millennials and Gen Zers who want to exude quiet luxury but can'…

Allie Kelly   


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Meet the millennials who made all the right money moves in the pandemic economy and are suddenly wealthy

Millennials' average wealth doubled in the last four years, leaving some surprised to realize that …

Juliana Kaplan   


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Why Americans won't do the one thing that would bring down high prices

People say the economy is bad and everything is too expensive, but they still spend a lot of money …

Emily Stewart   


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America's big cities are about to run out of money

Cities like Denver, Boston, New York, and San Francisco are facing budget crunches as tax revenues …

Emily Stewart   


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Here's where funding comes from for guaranteed basic-income programs giving money with no strings attached to low-income Americans

Basic income programs in San Antonio, Austin, Denver, and Atlanta draw funding from federal relief,…

Allie Kelly,Noah Sheidlower   


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Support like child tax credits and basic income reduces child abuse, researchers found

Doctors found that giving financial support to low-income families could lower rates of child negle…

Allie Kelly   


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Republican leaders are worried that basic income programs will give Democrats an edge during the election

Many Republicans nationwide oppose basic income programs. But behind closed doors, senior Republica…

Katie Balevic   


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Consumers fended off a recession but keep spending like there's no tomorrow

People are saving less, raiding their nest eggs, and racking up record amounts of credit-card debt.…

Theron Mohamed   


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The economy's gone from strength to strength after the pandemic but no one quite knows why, or what comes next

The US economy just keeps defying doomsayers' warnings of a stock-market crash and recession. Here'…

Theron Mohamed   


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Massachusetts lawmakers want to give residents $250 checks to offset sky-high prices

Individuals would be eligible for a one-time $250 check, and married couples would get a $500 check…

Joseph Zeballos-Roig,Juliana Kaplan   


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Mitch McConnell says the labor shortage will be solved when people run out of stimulus money because Americans are 'flush for the moment'

Lack of childcare and well-paid jobs might be driving the labor shortage. Mitch McConnell thinks Ma…

Juliana Kaplan,Joseph Zeballos-Roig   


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Millennials and Gen Z saw their wealth balloon during the pandemic

It turns out that the pandemic's economic situation was pretty good for younger Americans' net wort…

Juliana Kaplan   


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California and Florida are dueling over stimulus checks as a tool against inflation, and it's the latest example of their governors' ideological clash

California is sending new checks to 23 million residents, while Florida is only mailing rebates to …

Ben Winck,Kimberly Leonard   


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The world's 2 biggest economies are moving in starkly different directions

Both nations have taken different policy paths, the US consumer is in better shape, and Beijing is …

Phil Rosen   


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If there's a recession, don't count on the government to come to the rescue with stimulus checks and boosted unemployment benefits

The government unleashed stimulus in each of the last three recessions. With inflation at four-deca…

Ben Winck,Joseph Zeballos-Roig   


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California’s $350 stimulus checks are a make-or-break bet for fighting inflation

California Gov. Gavin Newsom touted the checks as a "middle class tax rebate," but the payments cou…

Ben Winck,Joseph Zeballos-Roig