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The U.S. economy grew substantially faster in the final months of 2023 than forecasters had expected. For all of last year, the economy grew 3.1% — defying forecasts of a likely recession.
A new Harvard analysis finds people across income levels got squeezed by rent hikes during the pandemic. The market has lost millions of low-rent places, and new construction is mostly high-end.
The U.S. Department of Education says it will fix a mistake that would have hurt low-income students, lowering their financial aid.
The city is partnering with the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt to buy up and forgive unpaid medical bills. The trend started in Cook County, Ill., and is spreading to cities across the country.
Dozens of downtown bus stations have been sold off, and many are now shuttered. For low-income bus passengers, that often means no place to eat, shelter or use the restroom while waiting for a ride.
Americans are starting to feel better about the economy. Public sentiment has jumped sharply in the last two months.
Shipping experts hope lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Suez Canal disruption in 2021 and Somali pirate attacks more than a decade ago will mitigate widespread problems this time.