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Jennifer Beecher, left, and her sister-in-law Ashley Beecher, right, enjoy going shopping on Black Friday at Best Buy, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Houston. This year is the first time the pair has arrived before dawn to shop. T Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle/AP hide caption

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Day of the debt

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You asked for real raises, free shipping, and a special delivery

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Indicators-giving! How Much Does Thanksgiving Cost This Year?

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Ticket scalpers: The real ticket masters

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Jeromonomics 2.0

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has been selected for a second term at the helm of the Fed, a move likely to be welcomed by markets. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden reappoints Jerome Powell as Fed chairman at a critical time for the economy

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Lauren Barber stands in her home in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 16. Barber has been inundated with offers from investors and companies that want to buy her house. She sometimes gets called or texted more than five times a day with offers. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Hey, I want to buy your house: Homeowners besieged by unsolicited offers

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A trunk full of truffles (Update)

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An exuberant bid for the Constitution

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Buy now, pay later and online returns are just a couple of the hidden costs of holiday shopping. the_burtons/Getty Images hide caption

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The hidden costs of holiday consumerism

A lot of consumers are worried about supply chain delays this holiday season — but there are also other issues to watch out for when shopping. Guest host Ayesha Rascoe talks about the hidden costs of holiday consumption with The Atlantic staff writer Amanda Mull and The Washington Post retail reporter Abha Bhattarai. They discuss the potential downfalls of buy now, pay later services and where online shopping returns really go. Then, they play a game of Who Said That?

The hidden costs of holiday consumerism

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Members of Citizens Against Inflation picket a Denver supermarket in 1974. They asked shoppers to sign petitions calling for a rollback of prices as one method of combating inflation. Bill Wunsch/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Should Americans buy less stuff?

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Of boats and boxes

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Toyota Camry, supply-chain hero

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Charities have always accepted cash and coins. Now, they're giving cash directly to help people in need. jsmith/Getty Images hide caption

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Three reasons more charities are giving people cash (And one reason not to).

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