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Past articles by Catherine:

Meet entrepreneurs of color building Tulsa's former Black Wall Street into hot, new tech hub

Black entrepreneurs reimagining the future of Tulsa through investments in tech, solving problems for consumers through innovation and blazing a trail; tulsa massacre → Read More

Amid renewed fears and familiar aches, Asian Americans celebrate Olympic wins

Stories of Asian American excellence on Team USA are on full display in Beijing. → Read More

Peloton, once a pandemic darling, to cut 2,800 jobs

The company's co-founder John Foley will be stepping down as CEO. → Read More

Spotify CEO says 'canceling voices is a slippery slope' as Joe Rogan backlash mounts

Joe Rogan, meanwhile, apologized on Instagram for his past use of a racial slur. → Read More

Amazon union saga in Alabama spotlights 'David versus Goliath nature' of US labor laws

Here's what to know about round two of the high-stakes Amazon union election. → Read More

Spotify's handling of COVID-19 misinformation on Joe Rogan's podcast takes heat from critics

"Regardless of a warning, I think people will ultimately still listen." → Read More

Why the global chip shortage threatens the economy, national security and Americans' 'status quo'

"It is both an economic and national security imperative to solve this crisis." → Read More

Desperate communities tap police, National Guard and parents amid teacher shortage

This diminishes the role of educators and undermines safety, critics say. → Read More

Instagram testing feature that lets creators charge subscription fees

The announcement comes amid a wave of investments in the creator economy. → Read More

Experts slam oil giant Exxon Mobil's net-zero 'ambition'

"We need to keep our eye on the ball," one researcher told ABC News. → Read More

Microsoft to acquire gaming giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Gaming "will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms," Microsoft CEO said. → Read More

Wealth of 10 richest men doubled in pandemic as 99% of incomes dropped: Oxfam

The ten richest men in the world have doubled their fortunes during the COVID-19 pandemic, a report published Monday by the advocacy group Oxfam said. → Read More

US economy 'has never worked fairly for Black Americans,’ Treasury chief says

"There is still much more work Treasury needs to do to narrow the racial wealth divide," Yellen said Monday. → Read More

How sky-high inflation is evaporating Americans' savings, imposing 'cruelest tax' on the poor

Historical efforts to combat inflation have been accompanied by further anguish. → Read More

Dogecoin rallies after Elon Musk tweet

The cryptocurrency that started as a joke can be used for Tesla merchandise. → Read More

Consumer prices climb 7% in the past year, highest jump since 1982

Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the Fed is prepared to raise rates if needed. → Read More

IRS to commence tax season early, warns of potential hiccups due to pandemic and funding issues

"The pandemic continues to create challenges," IRS head Chuck Rettig said. → Read More

Employers add dismal 199,000 jobs in December, unemployment rate hits 3.9%

The latest hiring figures fell below expectations for December. → Read More

Santa Monica offering families displaced by historical construction projects priority in affordable housing

Reports estimate 600 Black families were displaced by a highway construction. → Read More

Applying for a US passport is now more expensive

Starting Monday, the fee for applying or renewing U.S. passports went up $20. → Read More