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The region is expected to get rain through Friday. Meteorologist say this is the biggest storm the region has experienced since 2009. Twitter users dubbed it #hellastorm.
First up, the latest chapter in the story of how falling oil prices are affecting the global economy. Plus, a profile of a South African investor who was badly burned once by corruption in Congo. But now he’s back, figuring he’s learned a few things.
That was the vote in the House Thursday night, passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill and narrowly avoiding a second government shutdown in as many years. Infighting between House Democrats and the White House nearly derailed the bill, the Washington Post reported, because of some changes to Dodd-Frank embedded in it.2/3
Looking ahead to the weekend, Japan will hold an election on Sunday in the midst of its recession. Polls suggest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party could win as much as a two-thirds majority.0.6 percent
The portion of online holiday deals researched by the site Wirecutter that actually ended up being unusual and hard-to-find anywhere else. A lot of it comes down to old fashioned consumer psychology, the New York Times reported800 magazines
More than 800 new magazines launched over the past 12 months. So print isn't necessarily dead, but the industry has changed. New technology allows for smaller runs and more specialized titles, like "Guinea Pig Magazine" and "BeerAdvocate."24 percent
The portion of first-year college students who could estimate their student debt within ten percent, according to a Brookings survey reported by the Upshot. The vast majority of students underestimated the debt they'd end up with.