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A teen girl was shot and wounded while playing hide-and-seek in Louisiana over the weekend, police said Monday. The 14-year-old girl, who has not been publicly identified, was shot in the back of the … more
Meta Platforms Inc. said it would end news content on Facebook and Instagram in Canada if lawmakers pass legislation to force social-networking platforms to pay media publishers to feature their … more
U.S. hiring and workers’ pay gains accelerated in April, showing signs of labor-market resilience and fresh inflationary pressures in the face of economic headwinds.  Nonfarm payrolls … more
About half of young trans and nonbinary youth in the U.S. seriously contemplated suicide in the past year, as a record-breaking number of bills restricting the rights of LGBTQ people — especially … more
The share of young people who struggle to cover everyday bills jumped from a year ago, while that of seniors living paycheck to paycheck leveled off, according to a report. The survey, conducted by … more
Replacing coal power plants across the United States with renewable energy projects would reduce carbon emissions and require less water.Add to the list: It would also save money. Nearly all … more
Spring break is just over and summer vacations are just around the bend. But while  increasingly stressed-out U.S. workers say having paid time off is critical, many still don’t even take all … more
Recurring U.S. unemployment benefit claims jumped to the highest level since November 2021, indicating some softening in the labor market.Continuing claims, or the number of people who have already … more
House Republicans narrowly passed legislation Wednesday pairing nearly $4.8 trillion in deficit reduction measures with a debt limit increase into next year — a move they argue … more
For many, reaching a six-figure salary is a watershed moment, yet it’s an illusory milestone: In reality, your take-home pay is much lower after taxes and factoring in the sky-high cost of living … more
To meet increasing spending needs, households can generally do two things: cut spending or raise income. A large share of Americans are doing the latter, according to a new survey.Almost half of … more
ST. LOUIS — A study published by Washington University scientists sheds new light on the potential long-term strategy for vaccinating against the virus that causes COVID-19.The study, published … more
The gap between the Black and White unemployment rate — a closely watched benchmark of inequality in the labor market — shrank to its narrowest level on record in March as African Americans saw … more
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen criticized the decision by OPEC+ oil producers over the weekend to cut output, saying it was “unconstructive” and would add to the uncertainty overhanging … more
The national-security and mental-health risks posed by TikTok are shared by other social media platforms, according to an advocacy group that’s urging Congress to also hold U.S. companies … more
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week by the most since July, unwinding most of the prior week’s jump as claims in New York plunged.Initial unemployment claims decreased by … more
During a four-hour hearing last week that could eliminate nationwide access to a common and widely used abortion pill, federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, of the Northern District of Texas, signaled his … more
U.S. household net worth increased in the fourth quarter as a gain in the value of equity holdings more than offset weakness in real estate.Household net worth climbed nearly $3 trillion, or 2%, in … more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. is moving closer to restricting access to the popular video-sharing app TikTok, with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner set to unveil a bill Tuesday that the … more
There has been no winter chill in the American job market. Companies created more than a half million new jobs to begin the year. And there were 11 million vacant job openings in December. The latest … more
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