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U.S. economy grew 5.7 percent in 2021, fastest full-year clip since 1984, despite ongoing pandemic

The GDP report, released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, offered the latest snapshot of a resilient recovery

Breyer Hands Biden the Chance to Unite Democrats

Bringing the fractious party together behind a nominee to replace the retiring Supreme Court justice should be a win for a White House that badly needs one.

Biden’s Economy Gives GOP Governors Money to Burn

Austerity was disastrous for Republicans in 2010. Now teacher raises and tax cuts will pave the way to midterm elections in states flush with cash.

Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Is Ending. What Comes Next?: QuickTake

The biggest bankruptcy ever in the municipal debt market is on a path to resolution, now that a U.S. judge has approved a restructuring plan for Puerto Rico. Still, there are plenty more challenges ahead for investors, the island’s still-bankrupt electric utility and its beleaguered residents. Even with a sharp reduction in debt payments, the key issue for Puerto Rico is whether it can turn around an economy that’s been shrinking for years amid a steady loss of population.

Thinking of permanently ditching the office? Here’s what to consider before going fully remote

The switch to remote work could include financial and legal consequences if workers are not careful.

IRS wants to scan your face

Millions of Americans will soon have to scan their face to access their Internal Revenue Service tax accounts, one of the government’s biggest expansions yet of facial recognition software into people’s everyday lives.

Buying a home for $300,000 in the Washington area

A first-time buyer has every reason to be discouraged these days. But the market is not as dire as it may seem. There’s less competition for condos right now.

What you can buy for $300,000

A look at properties in the D.C. area and across the country that would-be homebuyers can purchase for $300,000.

The Crypto Crash Strengthens the Case for Crypto

The plunge shows that prices can fall sharply and suddenly without inducing a more general contagion.

Conspiracy theorists, banned on major social networks, connect with audiences on newsletters and podcasts

Newsletter company Substack and podcast hosting firms face backlash for misinformation spread by personalities who were kicked off bigger social media platforms.

Report: Owning is more affordable than renting in most housing markets

TOWN SQUARE | Attom Data Solutions found that owning a median-priced home is more affordable than the average rent on a three-bedroom property in 666 of the 1,154 counties studied in its report.

Why the U.S. Is Weighing Tougher Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine

Since 2014, under three different presidents, the U.S. has imposed travel bans, asset freezes and finance and trade restrictions against hundreds of Russian individuals and companies.

How Jihadists Are Creating Turmoil Across West Africa: QuickTake

Islamist militants have wrought havoc in West Africa. An insurgency that began in northern Mali in 2012 spread to Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, and threatens coastal states including Benin, Ghana, Togo and Ivory Coast. Military juntas have toppled governments in Mali and Burkina Faso, accusing them of failing to provide security. Jihadists killed more than 1,300 civilians in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso in 2021, bringing the toll since 2015 to more than 3,500, according to the Armed Conflict Loc
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