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With Omicron’s Arrival, Stocks Will Again Hang on Headlines

On Wall Street, the end of the pandemic appeared tantalizingly close just a week ago. There were positive signs the…

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Arts

‘Saturday Night Live’ Weighs In on the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

About a half-hour into this weekend’s broadcast, “Saturday Night Live” would devote an entire sketch to a character with a…

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World

Airlines were seeing a travel rebound before Omicron arrived.

The discovery the Omicron variant comes at a delicate moment for an airline industry that was just starting to see…

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World

Your Monday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a shadow war between Israel and Iran and Iraqis trying…

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World

New ‘Variant of Concern’ Fuels Global Fear of Another Virus Surge

The world reacted with alarm on Friday to the highly mutated new coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa, as the…

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Business

Initial unemployment claims last week fell to a half-century low.

Initial unemployment claims tumbled last week to their lowest point since 1969, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. New filings for…

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Business

As Virus Cases Rise in Europe, an Economic Toll Returns

Europe’s already fragile economic recovery is at risk of being undermined by a fourth wave of coronavirus infections now dousing…

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Business

The Week in Business: Biden’s Safety Net Package Clears One Hurdle

Credit...Till LauerWhat’s Up? (Nov. 14-20) One Down, One to Go On Monday, President Biden signed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure…

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Business

Family Unvisited, Travel a No-Go: The Hard Costs of High Gas Prices

A driver in Belleville, N.J., cut his cable and downsized his apartment to save money for gas. A retiree in…

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World

The String of ISIS Attacks That Killed Three Generations of One Afghan Family

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — When Masooma Rajabi saw her relatives flooding into the family’s courtyard, she broke down in sobs. Her…

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