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Builder Emerson Claus and his foreman Rene Landeverde at the site of an apartment they are building in a suburb of Boston. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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There's never been such a severe shortage of homes in the U.S. Here's why

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File your taxes on time. Here's what you should know about your refund

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Home values increased nearly 20% in the 12 months to September 2021. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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How the pandemic housing market spurred buyer's remorse across America

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A statue of a pumpjack and drilling rig sits next to a gas station in Odessa, Texas, on March 13. U.S. oil companies are under pressure to drill more, but they are constrained in how much they can do. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Here are 3 reasons why Big Oil can't just drill more to ease the pain at the gas pump

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How you can file your taxes online for free

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The floor of the New York Stock Exchange this week, after the Federal Reserve announced a quarter-point hike in its key interest rate. The Fed is raising rates to curb inflation, but that will hit some Americans in their wallets. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Americans will feel the impact as Fed raises rates. Here's what you should know

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Gas prices have been increasing since the start of the war in Ukraine. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Gas prices are near record highs. A fuel tax holiday could give consumers some relief

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Netflix is testing a way to crack down on password sharing. The streaming service has been asking some users of the popular streaming site to verify that they live with the holder of the account. Jenny Kane/AP hide caption

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Ride-share companies Lyft and Uber announced they will add a temporary surcharge on their rides to help their drivers deal with the rise in gas prices. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Average gas prices have topped $4 nationwide, prompting some remote workers to question whether they really need to return to the office. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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High gas prices present another hurdle in bringing workers back to the office

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Why your student loan payments may be delayed (again)

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