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The Neverending Foreclosure

How can the country survive the next economic crash if millions of families still haven't recovered from the last one?

Radio Atlantic: The Great Recession, One Decade Later

In December 2007, the U.S. saw the start of its longest recession since World War II. What lessons have we learned in the intervening decade, and which are we doomed to repeat?

A Last-Minute Threat to the Republican Tax Bill

A group of senators held up a procedural vote for more than an hour Thursday after a new report found the legislation would spike the debt, throwing its final passage into doubt.

Bitcoin Is a Delusion That Could Conquer the World

The cryptocurrency’s current price is completely unreal. Then again, so is money.

A Conservative Uprising Confronts GOP Deficit Hawks

A group of Republican senators is fighting for tax-hike "triggers" that the right doesn’t want.

Mick Mulvaney Is Pretending Everything's Totally Normal at Work

The legal battle for control of the CFPB isn’t stopping Trump’s pick from assuming the role of interim director.

The Push to Reserve a Day for Giving During Peak Shopping Season

“Giving Tuesday” was started as a counter to the month of buying kicked off by Black Friday.

The 3 Things That Make Organizations More Prone to Sexual Harassment

Nothing's foolproof, but there are research-proven changes companies could make.

Monday Morning Drama at Trump's Most Hated Agency

The workweek got off to a weird start when two people showed up expecting to fill the role of acting director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The Brother-Sister Divide

As a college education becomes increasingly important in today’s economy, it’s girls, not boys, who are succeeding in school. For kids from poor families, that can make the difference between social mobility and a lifetime of povert...

Why More Philanthropists Are Giving Before They Die

The trend is a departure from the traditional model of donation—and could affect how large sums of money are put to use.

Why Everybody Hates the GOP Tax Bill

The public seems to be against the plan precisely because they know what’s in it.

The Departing Consumer-Finance Director Moves to Thwart Trump

By appointing a new deputy director before resigning, Richard Cordray is signaling that the Bureau has no intention of letting the president name his own acting director.

The GOP Tax Plan Would Make It Harder for Workers to Get New Skills

The latest version, passed by the House, would further cut government funding for professional training programs.

The Tiny Dominican Factory That Disproves the Need for Sweatshops

Sarah Adler-Milstein, a labor advocate, argues “there’s absolutely no reason” the world’s biggest clothing brands couldn’t follow the example of Santo Domingo’s Alta Gracia.

The Push for Education Programs That Pay People As They Learn

Advocates say worker training is key to economic stability—but can they convince the federal government it’s worth the money?

Why the Trump Administration Is Suing to Block the AT&T–Time Warner Merger

The lawsuit may pit AT&T and Time Warner against the Justice Department. But it's the tech industry that might suffer the most.

Can Rich Millennials Be Convinced to Give Their Money Away?

A nonprofit helping wealthy young progressives become active philanthropists has gained new life under the Trump administration.

The Republican War on College

For the cost of cutting corporate income taxes, the U.S. could provide universal pre-K and make tuition free at public colleges for non-affluent students.

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