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After her pregnancy, Danielle Laskey discovered the hospital was out of network for her health plan, and her insurer said surprise-billing laws protecting patients from big out-of-network bills for emergency care did not apply Ryan Henriksen/KHN hide caption

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A surprise-billing law loophole? Her pregnancy led to a six-figure hospital bill

Hobo is one of the eleven cats who lives with Brenda Jarvis, the chief cat lady of Dixfield, Maine. Willa Rubin/NPR hide caption

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How the cats of Dixfield, Maine came into a fortune — and almost lost it

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Is Project Texas enough to save TikTok?

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 15: Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel speaks during a news briefing on the release of new economic reports at Ford House Office Building on February 15, 2023 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Recession, retail, retaliation

Are we in a recession right now? Economists are divided. mikroman6/Getty Images hide caption

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Is the economy headed for recession or a soft landing?

Rose prices are up all over the world this year as costs have risen for airfare, fuel, labor, fertilizer and other components. Demand hasn’t changed, though, people want their red roses for Valentine’s Day. MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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20,000 roses, inflation and night terrors: the life of a florist on Valentine’s Day

Paul Davis is a retired physician in Findlay, Ohio, who gets weekly treatments of the drug Kimmtrak to help stave off the progression of his rare cancer — uveal melanoma. He worries the accumulating cost of the drug — nearly $50,000/week if he has to pay it out of pocket — could saddle his family with crushing medical debt after he’s gone. Maddie McGarvey for KHN hide caption

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A deal’s a deal…unless it’s a ‘yo-yo’ car sale

Dueling signs dot Virginia’s Arlington County as residents debate the zoning reform proposal. This photo first appeared in DCist. Click here to read that story. Margaret Barthel / WAMU/ DCist hide caption

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The U.S. needs more affordable housing – where to put it is a bigger battle

In this file photo from April 23, 2020, former President Donald Trump’s name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. The IRS announced Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, that most relief checks issued by states last year aren’t subject to federal taxes, providing 11th hour guidance as tax returns start to pour in. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Super Bowl betting, snacks and corporate buybacks

The IRS says people who got money from special rebates and payments from their states should wait to file tax returns if they’re not sure if the money is taxable. The IRS headquarters building in Washington, D.C., is seen here on Jan. 10. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Starting May 11 most people will have to pay for those at-home test kits for COVID-19, as the federal government’s declaration of a COVID-19 public health emergency officially ends. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Salvaging democratic capitalism, with Martin Wolf

Customers are waiting up to eight weeks to get replacement credit cards because of ongoing chip shortages. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Need a new credit card? It can take almost two months to get a replacement

Kaitlyn Arland drives in her car in Junction City, Kan. Two years ago, when she tried to buy her first car, the dealership called her back and demanded she sign a new deal with a higher down payment after she had taken the car home. This tactic is often referred to as a yo-yo deal. Arin Yoon for NPR hide caption

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Even after you think you bought a car, dealerships can ‘yo-yo’ you and take it back

Julia Grugan, 20, a senior at Temple University recently made one of her first major investments: A 10 gram gold bar. Julia Grugan hide caption

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Julia Grugan

Presidential nominee Richard Nixon poses with a team of economic advisers in San Diego, CA, Aug. 14, 1968. From left to right; Dr. Pierre A. Rinfret; Dr. Milton Friedman; Nixon; Dr. Arthur Burns; Dr. Don Perlberg. AP hide caption

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Arthur Burns: shorthand for Fed failure?

The Beigie Awards: All about inventory

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Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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