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Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images) Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

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The economic legacy of the Jan. 6 insurrection is "intertwined" with the pandemic

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Jan 6, 2022
“So much is good about the recovery,” said Wendy Edelberg of the Brookings Institution. Yet “we’re still in the midst of chaos.”

Wage hikes outpace rent hikes in some parts of the country

by Amanda Peacher Jan 6, 2022
And new data shows that buying a place is more affordable than renting in some areas.

Why interest rates, stocks and crypto are sometimes correlated

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jan 6, 2022
On Wednesday, the Nasdaq lost more than 3%. The S&P 500 sank nearly 2%. Cryptocurrencies fell, too. Is that all related?

The economy is in good shape. Why are people feeling down about it?

by Justin Ho Jan 6, 2022
Several indicators suggest that the economy is humming along. But recent surveys show, a growing number of people feel exactly the opposite.
COVID-19

As omicron cancels festivals and other events, businesses that support them are reeling

by Savannah Maher Jan 6, 2022
The Sundance Film Festival, for example, just canceled in-person events two weeks before they were set to begin.

In fire-prone California, experts push utilities to monitor the riskiest equipment on the grid

by Lily Jamali Jan 6, 2022
Power lines and equipment have sparked devastating blazes. Now companies are asked to take stock of their aging infrastructure.

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Diving Woman Japanese Breakfast
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Respiration Black Star, Common
Dans Le Noir Dark Rooms
Palm Trees Loop Schrauber
Vale Maribou State

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