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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the opening bell in New York City on Jan. 18, 2023. Survey after survey shows economists and CEOs expect a recession, but there's no certainty of what an economic contraction would look like – or if the U.S. economy will suffer one at all. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Target customer looks at a display of board games while shopping at Target store in San Francisco, Calif. Inflation continues to ease, even if many people many not feel that way in their daily lives. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Inflation is easing, even if it may not feel that way

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This illustration picture shows debit and credit cards arranged on a desk on April 6, 2020 in Arlington, Va. Americans are using their credit cards more to pay for everyday expenses at a time when interest rates are rising. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Americans are piling up credit card debt — and it could prove very costly

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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried leaves Manhattan Federal Court after his first court appearance in New York. Federal prosecutors have charged him with criminal fraud. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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2022 was the year crypto came crashing down to Earth

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We battle Planet Money for indicator of the year

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How 2% became the target for inflation

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These 7 charts show how life got pricier (and, yes, cheaper!) in 2022

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French hen prices fluttered up 25% this year, thanks in part to costly bird feed and the growing popularity of backyard farming. Bloodlinewolf/Getty Images hide caption

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In bad news for true loves, inflation is hitting the 12 Days of Christmas

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Price tags are displayed at a New York City supermarket on Dec. 14. Inflation has eased recently, but more evidence is needed to show that price increases are coming down in the long term, Fed Chair Powell said Wednesday. YUKI IWAMURA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Real estate, real wages, real supply chain madness

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Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve Jerome Powell speaks at the Brookings Institution, November 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Fed continues its crackdown on inflation, pushing up interest rates again

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How inflation expectations affect the economy

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Consumers shop in the produce section of a Walmart store in Burbank, Calif., on August 15, 2022. Produce prices have been rising recently, the latest area hit by inflation. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Inflation dips in November, as gasoline savings eclipse grocery price increases

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Where inflation hits hardest

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A builder sands the body of a guitar at the Fender factory, in Corona, California, on October 6, 2022. Industries sensitive to rising interest rates have been slowing hiring. VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. gained 263,000 jobs last month. It's good news for workers, but not the Fed

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The empty assembly line at the Duralex glassware factory in Orléans, France, on Nov. 15. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Europe fears its industries will jet to the U.S. as energy costs force plant closures

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Inflation hits the Thanksgiving dinner table

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