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States and counties have upped the amounts they charge defendants, saddling those getting out of jail with huge amounts of debt they have little hope of paying off.
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American-Indian cooking has all the makings of a culinary trend, but it’s been limited by many diners’ unfamiliarity with its dishes and its loaded history.
As incomes fall across the nation, even better-off areas like Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, are faltering.
Trump and others vow to pull out of the TPP and beef up tariffs, but that wouldn’t stop companies from continuing to move jobs to where labor is cheapest.
31 out of 33 banks passed the annual tests showing that they could withstand a—hypothetical—recession.
In the 20th century, America invested in policies that created widespread prosperity. Can the country do so again?
A new study from Cleveland looks at the correlations between living conditions and kindergarten readiness.
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Their degrees may help them secure entry-level jobs, but to advance in their careers, they’ll need much more than technical skills.