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Alana Semuels

Alana Semuels

Senior Economics Correspondent at TIME

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Alana Semuels

Why Shopping Is Addictive—Especially for Stuff We Don't Need - TIME

If you’ve ever wondered why you buy things you don’t need, it could be down to the way our brains have evolved, a new book argues

Fact Checking Inflation Claims Ahead of 2022 Midterms - TIME

Is inflation Biden’s fault? Could tax cuts fix it? Is corporate greed to blame? We fact check the top inflation claims.

America's Railroads Are in Trouble–With or Without a Strike - TIME

A potential strike by railroad workers has been averted, but customers and executives say that the industry needs an overhaul

The History of the U.S. Gun Industry—And How Its Evolved - TIME

America’s gun industry is currently fixated on selling military-style weapons to consumers, but it wasn’t always this way.

Gunmakers Like Remington Pit States Against One Another - TIME

Gunmakers are convincing elected officials they have to choose between gun-control laws and manufacturing jobs

Tampon Shortage Is Supply Chain Problem No One Cares About - TIME

The supply chain problem no one’s talking about

Sara Menker Warns the Fallout of Rising Food Insecurity Will Be Wid...

Sara Menker’s Gro Intelligence found that, because of rising food prices around the world, 400 million people have become food insecure in the last 5 months alone

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Signs Are Pointing to a Slowdown in the Housing Market—At Last - TIME

The U.S. may be at a crucial juncture, at which a lot of properties are coming onto the market just as demand slows, analysts say

Return to the Office? Not in This Housing Market - TIME

Workers are being asked to choose between hellish commutes or unaffordable real estate. Some are saying no.

Why Trucking Has a Training Problem - TIME

Supply-chain issues are leading to demand for more truckers on the roads, but training is problematic

Here's the Carbon Footprint of 4 Families In a Week - TIME

We analyzed the emissions four families generated in a week. Here’s what we learned about living greener

How to Buy Used Gifts This Holiday to Help the Climate - TIME

Pre-owned or vintage gifts are often better for the environment, and won’t run into the supply chain issues facing new goods made overseas.

Why Business Travel's Demise Could Have Big Consequences | Time - TIME

Business travelers made up 12% of airline passengers but 75% of revenues for some flights before the pandemic.

Why More Workers Are Going on Strike as Unemployment Falls - TIME

The strikes and walkouts show the growing power of workers who are in high demand in a tightening economy

As Wildfires Burn, Are U.S. Cities Spending Too Much on Their Fire ...

Federal firefighting is understaffed. Yet in cities, fire department budgets grow even as structure fires decline

Big Tech Is Coming to Small-Town America, But at What Cost? - TIME

Data centers run by Facebook, Google and other tech companies are expanding across the U.S., promising jobs and tax revenue but rarely delivering

The U.S. Is Increasingly Diverse, So Why Is Segregation Getting Wor...

More than 80% of large metropolitan areas in the United States were more segregated in 2019 than in 1990, according to a new report.

Erasing Student Debt Makes Economic Sense. So Why Is It So Hard to ...

The economy wins when student loans are erased, but borrowers often struggle to access relief programs

$600 a Week in Extra Unemployment Benefits May Soon End, But Millio...

‘It’s tough to even think about what happens when July ends.’

How Labor Leader Mary Kay Henry Is Fighting for Frontline Workers i...

Henry is the president of the second largest union in the U.S.

The Plan to Make Producers Pay to Fix Recycling in the U.S. - TIME

A growing number of states, led by Maine, are poised to pass bills requiring producers to collect and dispose of products when consumers are finished with them