A gas pump is seen in a station on Feb. 1 in Houston. Gasoline prices hit a new national record, not adjusted for inflation, surpassing the previous peak set around two months ago.
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An electric vehicle gets its battery recharged at a charge station in San Francisco on March 9. The Biden administration is spending $5 billion to build a network of chargers in a bid to get more people to buy electric cars.
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Claudia and Jesús Fierro of Yuma, Ariz., review their medical bills. They pay $1,000 a month for health insurance yet still owed more than $7,000 after two episodes of care at the local hospital.
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A U.S. Postal Service truck drives in Philadelphia. The service is about to set longer delivery standards for first-class packages, in a move that its regulator says will not have a big effect on its finances.
Marisela Orozco (foreground) is letting her sister, Marissa, live in the house she thought she would own after making almost four years of payments. But the owner disappeared, along with the title, and she worries he may return and evict them.
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U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona delivers remarks in Washington, D.C., in January. The department has extended the freeze on federal student loan payments several times since the pandemic began in March 2020.
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