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An oil boom, a property slump and dental deflation

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A controversial idea at the heart of Bidenomics

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A Supreme Court case that could reshape social media

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Chocolate, Lyft's typo and India's election bonds

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The cargo ship Genco Picardy was hit by a low-grade missile in the Gulf of Aden in January. In recent months, the Houthis, a tribal militant group from Yemen, have launched attacks on ships in response, they say, to Israel's war in Gaza. Indian Navy/AP hide caption

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How the Navy came to protect cargo ships

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It's giving ... Valentines

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A Swiftie Super Bowl, a stumbling bank, and other indicators

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As states began outlawing heart balm lawsuits, newspaper articles in the 1930's chronicled the strong feelings and uproar over Heart Balm lawsuits. The Honolulu Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii), Sunday, Apr 14, 1935/Smithsonian Magazine hide caption

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More than 20 companies that went public via SPAC went bankrupt last year, according to Bloomberg. Despite its popularity during the pandemic, the obscure investment vehicle turns out to have problems of its own. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A recession is often met with political bickering and reactive measures. One proposal would change that by providing an automatic cash payment triggered when a recession hits. Alan Diaz/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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