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EXPLAINER: How do we know when a recession has begun?

By Christopher Rugaber, AP Economics Writer The economy shrank in the first half of this year, the government confirmed in a report Thursday, underscoring fears of...

Social Security payments set for big increase. What to know.

By Stan Choe, AP Business Writer Tens of millions of older Americans are about to get what may be the biggest raise of their lifetimes. On...

New Poll: Black Voters Overwhelmingly Support Student Debt Forgiveness

By Stacy M. Brown, Senior National Correspondent, NNPA Newswire Despite lawsuits from Republicans and other opponents, President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan appears a hit with Black...

Social Security boost will help millions of kids, too

By Fatima Hussein, Associated Press Seventy-year-old Cassandra Gentry is looking forward to a hefty cost-of-living increase in her Social Security benefits — not for herself...
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Northern Ghana is underdeveloped because of underinvestment during colonial rule, not geography

By Iddrisu Mohammed Kambala, University of South Carolina Ghana’s most important development problem is arguably the disparity between the north and south of the country....