Michelle Singletary

Washington Post Personal Finance Columnist

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California voters banned affirmative action in 1996. This year, Proposition 16 would repeal that decision and allow affirmative action to be used in hiring and college admissions.

What happened when a columnist learned affirmative action was used to hire her

California voters banned affirmative action in 1996. This year, Proposition 16 would repeal that decision and allow affirmative action to be used in hiring and college admissions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New economic numbers show the American economy did a lot better in the third quarter, up a record 7.4%. But the economy didn’t have anywhere to go but up.

US economy grew at a record rate over the summer, new data shows. Who's saving, who's struggling?

New economic numbers show the American economy did a lot better in the third quarter, up a record 7.4%. But the economy didn’t have anywhere to go but up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If your income has been disrupted, you should first use the COVID-19 stimulus check on things you absolutely must cover, such as food, and don’t worry about clearing your entire credit…

‘Don’t dump it on debt:’ Advice on using your COVID-19 stimulus check

If your income has been disrupted, you should first use the COVID-19 stimulus check on things you absolutely must cover, such as food, and don’t worry about clearing your entire credit…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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