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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, right, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, asked drug company CEOs some tough questions about drug prices on Tuesday during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Venmo is used to pay or request money from other people on the app. Every transaction has a memo line, and the app suggests emoji instead of words like "rent," "pizza," and "wine." Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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As Payments Go Social With Venmo, They're Changing Personal Relationships

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When Kelly O'Brien went to work at Fidelity Investments a year and a half ago, she was excited to learn the company would contribute to her student loan payments. Kelli Martin hide caption

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A New Benefit: Some Companies Help Workers Pay Down Student Loans

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Retail sales fell 1.2 percent in December, the most in nine years. The drop cut into forecasts for economic growth. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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