Why Retailers Are Trying Extra Hard to Woo Holiday Shoppers

With an economic slowdown a distinct possibility, stores hope customers’ willingness to open their wallets will last through the season.With an economic slowdown a distinct possibility, stores…

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Germany Meets the Moment and Keeps its World Cup Hopes Alive

A single moment shows just how fast a team’s journey can turn.A single moment shows just how fast a team’s journey can turn.

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Finance Companies Target Exonerated Prisoners With High Interest Advances

Many former prisoners are broke until state settlements arrive. Tiding them over has become a niche market for finance firms. An investment can reap 33 percent interest.Many…

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At the World Cup, Japan Takes Out the Trash, and Others Get the Hint

Japanese fans went viral for cleaning up after a World Cup victory. Fans from other countries are following their example.Japanese fans went viral for cleaning up after…

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Deadly Blaze in China Fuels Defiance Against Xi’s Covid Policies

Protests became rare once the government cut off most routes to collective action. But ubiquitous Covid rules, bringing shared suffering, have created a focus for anger.Protests became…

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Meet the Man on a Mission to Expose Sneaky Price Increases

Edgar Dworsky has become the go-to expert on “shrinkflation,” when products or packaging are manipulated so people get less for their money.Edgar Dworsky has become the go-to…

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Lionel Messi Saves Argentina’s World Cup

Argentina’s biggest star scored the goal that saved the day. Enzo Fernández scored the one that made him smile.Argentina’s biggest star scored the goal that saved the…

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​How Britain Turned ‘Modern Slavery’ Law Against Low-Level Drug Dealers

A law written to prevent human trafficking is being wielded against low-level drug dealers. The effects are long-lasting.A law written to prevent human trafficking is being wielded…

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As Gen X and Boomers Age, They Confront Living Alone

More older Americans are living by themselves than ever before. That shift presents issues on housing, health care and personal finance.More older Americans are living by themselves…

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U.S. and NATO Scramble to Arm Ukraine and Refill Their Own Arsenals

The West thought an artillery and tank war in Europe would never happen again and shrunk weapons stockpiles. It was wrong.The West thought an artillery and tank…

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Ukrainian Flags Are on Display All Over Maine. Why?

Like people in other states, Mainers want to show their solidarity with Ukraine. But it’s more than that.Like people in other states, Mainers want to show their…

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Ukrainian Flags Are on Display All Over Maine. Why?

Like people in other states, Mainers want to show their solidarity with Ukraine. But it’s more than that.Like people in other states, Mainers want to show their…

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Artillery Is Breaking in Ukraine. It’s Becoming a Problem for the Pentagon.

Ukrainian soldiers are firing thousands of shells daily, forcing the U.S. to replace gun barrels across the border in Poland.Ukrainian soldiers are firing thousands of shells daily,…

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At Protests, Guns Are Doing the Talking

Armed Americans, often pushing a right-wing agenda, are increasingly using open-carry laws to intimidate opponents and shut down debate.Armed Americans, often pushing a right-wing agenda, are increasingly…

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Trump’s Latest Dinner Guest: Nick Fuentes, White Supremacist

The former president’s table for four at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday also included Kanye West, whose antisemitic statements have made him an entertainment-industry outcast.The former president’s table for…

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In Georgia Runoff, a Campaign Cliché Rules: It All Comes Down to Turnout

With control of the Senate no longer at stake, the race between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock is drawing less attention. Both sides are pulling out all…

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