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‘Desperation’: Child care struggle worsens in rural U.S.

ASTORIA, Ore. — A shortage of child care in the U.S. has become so acute that it’s reaching far into…

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Walmart to cover fertility treatments under insurance plan

NEW YORK — Walmart is teaming up with a fertility startup to offer benefits under its insurance plan that will…

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Feds try to stop unlawful nursing home debt collections

WASHINGTON — Nursing homes and debt collectors are flouting a law that prohibits them from requiring friends and family of…

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German leaders announce new energy, inflation relief plan

BERLIN — Germany will invest an additional 65 billion euros (dollars) in a new round of measures aimed at easing…

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Who gets student loan forgiveness? Relief prompts joy, angst

For Nick Marcil, the cancellation of $10,000 of his student loans could mean at last moving out of his parents’…

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Rent out your pool and swim in profits? Check your insurance before diving in

Along with Clorox wipes and toilet paper, the demand for backyard swimming pools has skyrocketed since the start of the…

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Meet a family that travels the world full time on a yacht for $2,500 a month

The Sueiros had it all — great careers, a community of friends and kids enrolled in a top-notch international school…

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From child care to COVID, rising job market faces obstacles

WASHINGTON — A surge in hiring in the United States last month — 916,000 added jobs, the most since August…

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