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Commuters wait in line for public buses as they leave work in Beijing's business district on Aug. 27. China's Supreme People's Court has ruled that it's illegal for companies to subject employees to the practice known as "996," or working 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Ely Bair had two medically necessary jaw surgeries. For the first, in 2018, his share of the bill was $3,000. For the second, in 2019 after a job change, he was billed $27,000, even though he had the same insurance carrier. Jovelle Tamayo for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Same Hospital And Insurer, But The Bill For His 2nd Jaw Procedure Was $24,000 More

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Norma Jasso, 62, sped up retirement plans after her daughter asked for help with a new baby. She stands with a highchair her father had commissioned from a shop in Sinaloa, Mexico. Her daughters used it and now her grandson will too. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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These Older Workers Hadn't Planned To Retire So Soon. The Pandemic Sped Things Up

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Students applaud at the Morehouse College commencement ceremony on May 16, 2021, in Atlanta. Morehouse recently announced it would clear remaining tuition balances for students, joining several other HBCUs doing the same. Marcus Ingram/Getty Images hide caption

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5 tips to start investing in the stock market

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Children and teachers from the KU Kids Deanwood Child Care Center complete a mural in celebration of the launch of the child tax credit on July 14 in Washington, D.C. Tens of millions of parents have received their first monthly child tax credit payment, but it might make sense to opt out of the rest of the payments and wait until next year to claim the credit in full. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Community Change hide caption

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You Might Consider Opting Out Of The Child Tax Credit. Here's Why

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Hey Investors: Plan Before The Crash

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Children and teachers from the KU Kids Deanwood child care center in Washington, D.C., complete a mural in celebration of the launch of the child tax credit. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Community Change hide caption

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The Expanded Child Tax Credit Is Here. Here's What You Need To Know

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Jameson Rybak, son of Jim and Suzanne Rybak of Florence, S.C., struggled with opioid addiction and died of an overdose on June 9, 2020 — three months after he left a hospital ER because he feared he couldn't afford treatment. Gavin McIntyre/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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