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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on September 23, 2022 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A bad year for Wall Street gets even worse, as stock markets finish September down

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Jaylin Jones, 28, an assembly floor technician, while working on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich., on September 7th, 2022. Brittany Greeson for NPR hide caption

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Auto companies are racing to meet an electric future, and transforming the workforce

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Indicators of the Week: Markets Edition

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Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, shown here addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2017, has been placed at the center of a $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox by Dominion Voting Systems over false claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential elections. MIKE THEILER/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Percy cashier Carla, who telecommutes from Nicaragua to Toronto, speaking with Planet Money host Amanda Aronczyk. Amanda Aronczyk/NPR hide caption

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Would you like a side of offshoring with that?

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a T-Mobile and SpaceX joint event on August 25, 2022 in Boca Chica Beach, Texas. Michael Gonzalez/Getty Images hide caption

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Texts released ahead of Twitter trial show Elon Musk assembling the deal

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eBay former Senior Director of Safety and Security James Baugh arrives for his sentencing in a cyber stalking case at Moakley Federal Court on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Boston. Lane Turner/AP hide caption

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Afghan money changers count banknotes at the currency exchange Sarayee Shahzada market in Kabul in 2015. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The financial web connecting Afghanistan, the US, and Switzerland

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A commercial building sits empty Sept. 19 in Citrus Heights, Calif., northeast of Sacramento. Two new laws in California will let developers bypass local governments to build housing on commercial land. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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President Jimmy Carter signs an emergency natural gas legislation in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., in 1977. ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Memories of the 1970s haunt the Fed, pushing its aggressive rate moves

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After Frankie Cook's car accident on a wet road outside Rome, Ga., her father, Russell (right), got a lawyer's letter saying they owed a hospital emergency room more than $17,000 for scans and an exam to see if she had a concussion. Audra Melton for KHN hide caption

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They were turned away from urgent care. The reason? Their car insurance

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When it comes to fighting inflation, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has said, "We will keep at it until we are confident the job is done." Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Financial markets are a mess around the world. Fingers are pointing at the Fed

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The miracle apple (Classic)

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The mighty US dollar (Encore)

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Bed Bath & Beyond is working on yet another turnaround after a series of crises and missteps. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Bed Bath & Beyond sink like Sears or rise like Best Buy?

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Aerial view of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Some hospitals in Texas and around the U.S. are seeing high profits, even as their bills force patients into debt. Of the nation's 20 most populous counties, none has a higher concentration of medical debt than Tarrant County, home to Fort Worth. Jupiterimages/Getty Images hide caption

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Eastbound traffic crowds Interstate 275 as people evacuate before the arrival of Hurricane Ian in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday. Ricardo Arduengo /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Florida's population has skyrocketed. That could make Hurricane Ian more destructive

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the Biden administration has plans to help the economy absorb supply shocks. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Why tackling climate change means a stronger economy — according to Janet Yellen

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U.S. officials have announced fraud charges against three men who, they allege, orchestrated a scheme to inflate the market value of the company that owned Hometown Deli, a small delicatessen in New Jersey. In this photo illustration, a person views online information for the now-shuttered deli. Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Instead of going back to a corporate job, Farida Mercedes started her own business. It pays less, but she has more flexibility to spend time with her sons Sebastian (left) and Lucas, ages 7 and 9. Farida Mercedes hide caption

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Women are returning to (paid) work after the pandemic forced many to leave their jobs

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Is your new CEO a liability?

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