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Rite Aid, Bird and Bed Bath & Beyond are among the notable companies that filed for bankruptcy in 2023. Gene J. Puskar/AP; John Minchillo/AP; Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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The unemployment rate jumped in October, but layoffs are still rare. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'R' word: Why this time might be an exception to a key recession rule

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WeWork, which was founded in 2010 with the goal of revolutionizing the way people work, has filed for bankruptcy protection. It follows the company warning investors recently that was teetering on the brink of collapse. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption

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WeWork files for bankruptcy in a stunning downfall from its $47 billion heyday

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John Opp and his daughter Giuliana communicate with their hands at the Isabella Bird Community School in Denver. Opp said he's grateful for the universal pre-K program and the support it provides her. John Daley/CPR News hide caption

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The unlikely connection between universal pre-K and nicotine taxes in Colorado

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Charlie the superdog is the only member of the King family who got two Halloween outfits this year. His other costume is a doughnut. Joelyne King hide caption

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We're spending $700 million on pet costumes in the costliest Halloween ever

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Disney World provides an important corridor allowing Florida wildlife to migrate

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A cosplayer dressed as a boxed Barbie doll attends the MCM Comic Con at ExCeL exhibition centre in London on May 26, 2023. Henry Nicholls/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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It's a pink Halloween. Here are some of the most popular costumes of 2023

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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried leaves the courthouse following his arraignment in New York City on Dec. 22, 2022. Bankman-Fried's trial just concluded its second week, with explosive testimony from former girlfriend Caroline Ellison. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Criminal mastermind or hapless dude? A look into Sam Bankman-Fried's trial so far

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Shein promotes clothes under $30, $20 or even $5, mostly made in China and shipped directly to shoppers. Justin Chin/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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America can't resist fast fashion. Shein, with all its issues, is tailored for it

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Roy Wood Jr. during election coverage on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in 2016. Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Comedy Central hide caption

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Roy Wood Jr. says he's leaving 'The Daily Show' but he doesn't hold a grudge

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Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried arrives for a bail hearing at Manhattan Federal Court in New York City on Aug. 11, 2023. Bankman-Fried is set to start his blockbuster trial on Tuesday. It's expected to last about six weeks. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's trial is about to start. Here's what you need to know

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Autoworkers at Mercedes plant in Vance, Ala., assemble an all-electric SUV. Stephan Bisaha/Gulf States Newsroom hide caption

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Here's one potential winner from the UAW strike: Non-union auto workers in the South

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A car accident is cleared at an intersection without power in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 24, 2022. Auto insurance costs are soaring — well outpacing overall inflation. Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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4 reasons why your car insurance premium is soaring

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Twinkies are sold — J.M. Smucker scoops up Hostess Brands for $5.6 billion

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Study shows NFL jersey numbers are linked to perceptions of body type

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The Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville, Pa. Heather Ainsworth for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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More small airports are being cut off from the air travel network. This is why

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Leonardo Sanchez kneels beside some of his agave plants near Roma, Texas. John Burnett for NPR hide caption

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As Americans drink more tequila, the agave industry in the Southwest grows

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Pay-by-the-month subscriptions are increasingly popular. But research suggests people often keep paying long after they intend to. JGalione/Getty Images hide caption

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Yes, people often forget to cancel their monthly subscriptions — and the costs add up

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Oliver Anthony performs at the Eagle Creek Golf Club on Aug. 19, 2023, in Moyock, N.C. Mike Caudill/Billboard via Getty Images hide caption

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The rise of Oliver Anthony and 'Rich Men North of Richmond'

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A man rides a VanMoof brand e-bike in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Aug. 17. Piroschka van de Wouw/Reuters hide caption

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Van poof! Dutch e-bike maker VanMoof goes bankrupt, leaving riders stranded

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Participants at the 2023 Def Con hacker convention, trying to subvert AI chatbots as part of a contest to test the systems' vulnerabilities. Paul Bloch/Paul's Vegas Photography hide caption

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What happens when thousands of hackers try to break AI chatbots

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Media magnate Rupert Murdoch, right, huddles with Preston Padden, president of network distribution for Fox, during a hearing of the Federal Communications Commission in May 1995. A generation later, Padden says Murdoch is unfit to hold the licenses for local television stations due to Fox News. Kathleen Beall/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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A former Fox executive now argues Murdoch is unfit to own TV stations

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