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Stock trading has become easier and cheaper than ever. But have venues like Robinhood made it too risky for inexperienced investors? Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Millions Turn To Stock Trading During Pandemic, But Some See Trouble For The Young

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Roller Coaster Economy (Scream Inside Only)

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Staff at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores turned off a 30-foot waterfall and collected all the coins visitors had thrown into the water to make wishes. After cleaning the money, they'll put it toward the aquarium's expenses. Liz Baird/Courtesy of North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores hide caption

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Aquarium Is Washing Old Wishes To Pay Bills During Pandemic

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One Drug, Two Prices

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Stimulus checks are prepared on May 8, 2008, in Philadelphia. In 2020, stimulus checks again went to many Americans, this time during the pandemic's economic fallout. Some of that money went to thousands of foreign workers not eligible to receive the funds. Jeff Fusco/Getty Images hide caption

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Foreign Workers Living Overseas Mistakenly Received $1,200 U.S. Stimulus Checks

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Sharing The Vaccine

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The Coronavirus Housing Boom

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The Extra $600

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As the pandemic wreaks havoc in the U.S., snatching millions of jobs, the $600 weekly pandemic unemployment payments have single-handedly changed the economic equation in America. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Izzy Benasso injured her knee while playing tennis with her father Steve Benasso in Denver. After the college student had knee surgery to repair the injury, her dad noticed her medical bills included a separate one from a surgical assistant for $1,167. Rachel Woolf for KHN hide caption

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The Knee Surgeon Was In-Network. The Surgical Assistant Wasn't, And Billed $1,167

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A Tale Of Two Camdens

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A historic drop in mortgage rates has millions of homeowners refinancing to save money. It's helping home sales, but it's not helping the broader economy as much as it would in a normal recession. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption

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Record Low Mortgage Rates Put More Cash In Pockets, But May Not Boost Economy Much

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A Conversation With Gary Cohn

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Oil Storage Wars

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