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Gates Foundation says it’s spending more than ever — while defending against criticism that it has ‘too much power and influence’
‘It’s true that between our dollars, voice, and convening power, we have access and influence that many others do not,’ the Gates Foundation CEO said. Read More
A four-day workweek is less stressful — and just as productive
A shorter week improves job satisfaction and does not come at the cost of productivity, according to one study. Read More
Inflation hit rural, Hispanic, and Black people harder for one key reason
A series of blog posts from New York Fed researchers unveil changing disparities in inflation rates. Read More
The IRS is creating a blueprint on how to spend $80 billion. Here are some early details on how these extra funds will change the tax season.
Tax season kicks off January 23 and the IRS is hoping for a smoother experience. Read More
Mortgage demand soars 28% as rates dip slightly
Mortgage applications rose 27.9% in the last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. The average rate for a 30-year mortgage is 6.23% Read More
Paying off debt, or trying to save more and spend less? Consider these tactics.
Consumers are anxious about the coming year. Here are a few things you can do to help your finances. Read More
Used car values are dropping, here’s when forecasters expect prices to normalize
Wholesale used car prices fell almost 15% in 2022 from record highs. That’s pretty good news for those in the market for used cars this year. Read More
How to avoid those annoying resort fees and the hotels that charge the worst ones
Whatever you call them—amenity fees, destination fees, facility fees or resort charges, these semi-hidden fees can end up being a huge travel expense. Read More