We've talked about inflation a lot lately and how it's at a 40-year high. But rising rents are a part of that calculation. In many places around the country, rents have been climbing for months, far above the lows of…
It is now more than two years since the WHO declared the COVID-19 emergency a pandemic, and last week the death toll topped 6 million people worldwide. While the U.S. in many ways appears to have moved into a new…
Off the coast of Antarctica, deep underwater, researchers have discovered the British ship called “Endurance," the vessel that launched one of the most remarkable stories of survival and determination. William Brangham reports.
The U.S. ban on Russian oil adds another level of pressure to a strained global market. The average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. is now $4.17, and the price of crude oil topped $130 a barrel…
The latest jobs reports shows U.S. job growth surged in February as the omicron wave of COVID-19 began fading. The Labor Department reports employers added a net of 678,000 jobs, the most since July. Jared Bernstein, who serves on the…
As nations increase economic pressure on Russia, President Biden has warned that some of those moves could also end up hurting U.S. consumers, especially at the gas pump. Gas prices are already high, further pinching consumers who are also dealing…
Jury deliberations began in the trial of three former officers involved with George Floyd's killing. But long before the trial Floyd's murder became a touchpoint and catalyst for some Black Americans who debated leaving the country due to racial and…
Black History Month has been celebrated in some form for nearly a century. But this year it comes as students are getting caught up in political scrutiny and alongside a coordinated effort to limit the teaching of race and racism.
The decision Monday by the governors of New Jersey and Delaware to end masking mandates in schools makes them the latest states to roll back requirements. It comes as the CDC and groups continue to recommend masking in schools to…
More than two years into this pandemic, the United States death toll is the highest in the world. The country is closing in on 900,000 deaths, and its death rate is alarming -- particularly given that the U.S. was the…
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