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Economy lost 140,000 jobs last month, in final report of Trump presidency

The economy shed 140,000 jobs in December, a clear indication that the pandemic’s chokehold on economic activity strengthened in the final weeks of last year. The unemployment rate held steady

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Who decides when there are helicopters? Experts weigh in on National Guard monitoring protests

It was not lost on many Americans — including President-elect Joe Biden — that after a violent mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters broke into the Capitol in Washington, D.C.,

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How a surveillance plane was sent to one wealthy suburb

On June 1, in El Dorado Hills, California, an affluent Sacramento suburb of 45,000 residents, a local woman posted on social media that “Car loads of rioters are hitting the

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Tax prep companies process millions of stimulus checks after IRS error

TurboTax said Friday it would begin depositing stimulus checks for millions of Americans who faced delays after a foreseeable IRS error. As many as 14 million people faced potential delays

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General Motors debuts new corporate logo with focus on electric vehicles

General Motors is changing its corporate logo as it launches a new marketing strategy focused on all-electric vehicles. It is only the fifth time the Detroit automaker has conducted a

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Biden expected to nominate Raimondo as commerce secretary, Walsh as labor secretary

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Gina Raimondo to be commerce secretary, Marty Walsh to be labor secretary and Isabel Guzman to run the Small Business Administration, people familiar

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Elon Musk is now the richest man on the planet, overtaking Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is no longer the richest man in the world, after Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s fortune on Thursday rose to $188.5 billion, $1.5 billion more than Bezos.

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