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One way to value currencies? Compare Big Mac prices.

Jan 20, 2021
What the popular McDonald’s sandwich has to do with currency manipulation, trade policy and the incoming Biden administration.
The idea is that by drawing such comparisons across countries, you can determine whether prices are too high or too low relative to overall economic output.
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What will Biden inauguration donations go to?

Jan 19, 2021
Inaugurations offer companies a chance to wish the new administration well with a donation.
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Security concerns take toll on pandemic-ravaged Washington businesses

Jan 14, 2021
Instead of an inauguration boost, businesses in and around the nation's capital plan to curtail hours or even close.
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Will Capitol attack hike security costs for Biden inauguration?

Jan 11, 2021
The pandemic likely saved money for the Secret Service budget during the 2020 campaign.
Workers reinforce a crowd-control fence around Capitol Hill with concrete barriers Thursday, after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol.
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Your tech needs for inauguration weekend

Jan 20, 2017
Just remember to leave your selfie stick at home.
Chairs are set out on the National Mall by the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Donald Trump will be sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States.
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Let’s do the numbers: the cost of inauguration

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Jan 18, 2017
The inauguration is Friday. So, who pays for what?
A view of the west front of the U.S. Capitol during the dress rehearsal for Friday's inauguration.
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Born on Inauguration Day: Where we go from here

Jan 21, 2013
People born on Inauguration Days past talk about how it's affected their lives and how American has changed in their lifetimes.

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Inauguration goes social with first smartphone app

Jan 21, 2013
Politico's senior technology reporter Steve Friess says if you look to the past, inaugurations have never really been a showcase for technology.

A smaller crowd in Washington as Obama begins second term

Jan 21, 2013
Four years after the largest presidential inauguration in history, President Obama's second term begins on a more subdued note.

A Data-Mining Inauguration App, and a 3D printed Smartphone Case

Jan 21, 2013
A new app from the Presidential Inauguration Committee seems like a handy tool for people visiting Washington, D.C. to watch President Obama take his second (public) Oath of Office. But critics say the app is data-mining for political purposes.