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Grocery prices, credit card debt, and your 401K (Two Indicators)

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Insurers say they need higher premiums from FL homeowners to offset mounting losses from hurricane claims, severe weather events and resulting increases in the cost of reinsurance. South Florida Sun-Sentinel hide caption

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Profiting off greater risk: the reinsurance game

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Attendees visit booths at the RePlatform conference in Las Vegas in March. The conference crowd was a hybrid of anti-vaccine activists, supporters of former President Donald Trump and Christian conservatives. Krystal Ramirez for NPR hide caption

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Why is insurance so expensive right now? And more listener questions

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COVINGTON, KY - APRIL 8: Kathleen Malone works on tax returns at the Cincinnati Internal Revenue Service Center April 8, 2005 in Covington, Kentucky. The tax filing deadline is a week away. Mike Simons/Getty hide caption

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TikTok is filled with tax advice. Is any of it worth listening to?

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What Subway's foot-long cookie says about inflation

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EU Commission's Margrethe Vestager speaking to the media in Brussels in March 2024. On Tuesday April 9th she announced an investigation into Chinese wind turbine subsidies. Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Europe hide caption

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Japan had a vibrant economy. Then it fell into a slump for 30 years.

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How much of your tax dollars are going to Israel and Ukraine

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