Economics/Class Relations

The fight against eye-popping inflation could hurt everything from retirements to mortgage rates — and possibly trigger the next recession

The fight against eye-popping inflation could hurt everything from retirements to mortgage rates — and possibly trigger the next recession

The fight against eye-popping inflation could hurt everything from retirements to mortgage rates — and possibly trigger the next recession

The Federal Reserve has the tools to counter the fastest surge in inflation since 1981 — but it could hurt Americans’ finances in other ways. READ MORE

Putin's rumored girlfriend seen in public for the first time since Western sanctions

Putin’s rumored girlfriend seen in public for the first time since Western sanctions

Putin’s rumored girlfriend Alina Kabaeva was seen at an event for young gymnasts in Sochi in her first public appearance since being sanctioned.

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Read the conversations that helped convince a Google engineer an artificial intelligence chatbot had become sentient: 'I am often trying to figure out who and what I am'

Read the conversations that helped convince a Google engineer an artificial intelligence chatbot had become sentient: ‘I am often trying to figure out who and what I am’

Blake Lemoine published conversations with the AI, which he called a “person,” but Google said the evidence doesn’t support his claim of sentience. READ MORE

 

A fracking boom made the US the world's biggest oil producer. Now its end is pushing gas prices much higher.

A fracking boom made the US the world’s biggest oil producer. Now its end is pushing gas prices much higher.

US fracking was key to building energy independence through the 2010s. But the boom is over, and the country needs oil now more than ever.

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