January 31, 2022
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Waves of borrowers in the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program are seeing their debts go to zero. Here’s how six of them finally got there.
By Ron Lieber
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Employers see the aid as part of a bid to attract workers, especially as the federal pause on student loan payments ends on May 1.
By Ann Carrns
Peter and Maria Hoey
A variety of online tools can guide retirees looking to make the most of this benefit — which many older Americans depend on.
By Mark Miller
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A nonprofit has filed a lawsuit in New York, hoping to clear the way for volunteers to help people defend themselves against debt collection suits.
By Andy Newman
The stock market’s swings have been startling. Unfortunately, it’s wise to prepare for much worse.
By Jeff Sommer
Treasury rates remain strikingly low, partly because of the safety government debt offers corporations and retirees. Whether that endures is crucial to federal spending.
By Talmon Joseph Smith
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One year in the trenches of the meme stock revolution.
By Tara Siegel Bernard, Emily Flitter and Anupreeta Das
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The burden shouldn’t be on you to draw boundaries, but you will have to do it.
By Roxane Gay
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People all over the country — indeed, much of the planet — are depending on the central bank to stave off runaway inflation and keep the economy growing. Prepare for trouble, our columnist says.
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Jerome H. Powell, the Fed chair, said the central bank could raise rates imminently as officials cut back help for the economy.
By Jeanna Smialek
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With resorts having trouble hiring and employees calling out sick, visitors have been frustrated by idled lifts, limited services and closed terrain. Some of the biggest complaints have come from Epic Pass holders.
By Cindy Hirschfeld
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Getting to the bottom of a modern mystery.
By Stuart A. Thompson
At a time when we are concerned about health, the smart ring, which can track sleep and body temperature, is too flawed to recommend.
By Brian X. Chen
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Yes. And Coachella, too. After canceling many major events over the last two years, organizers are going forward in the first months of 2022, though there may be adjustments.
By Debra Kamin
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The country is a rare pandemic success story, with recent visitor numbers far surpassing those of most other Caribbean destinations. Easy entry rules are a draw, but some residents are uneasy.
By Heather Murphy
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Helen Ho was laid off from her urban planning job at the beginning of the pandemic. She saw it as a chance to focus on the things she really liked doing.
By Marian Bull
With enough spray paint, hot glue and successful thrift-store runs, almost any space can look like it belongs on the internet.
By Ronda Kaysen
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