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Boeing held its annual shareholders meeting amid a string of controversies

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Friday

The hack that almost broke the internet

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How tariffs — like those on Chinese goods — might impact inflation and jobs

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Wednesday

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Sanat Kumar, professor of chemical engineering at Columbia University. David Kestenbaum/NPR hide caption

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Why Gold? (Classic)

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A debt hawk and a debt dove on what the future could hold for federal debt

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Consumer Price Index report for April gives an idea of where inflation stands

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Credit card delinquencies rose in the first three months of the year. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, almost 1 in 5 card users is "maxed out," using at least 90% of their credit limit. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Americans are struggling to pay off credit card debt; Tiny Desk Contest's 2024 winner

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Nearly 1 out of 5 credit card users have maxed out on their borrowing

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