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The national debt is much like the weather. Everybody worries about the topic, but nobody wants to do anything about it. These days, however, it seems that every blizzard, thunderstorm, flood, hurricane, tornado, heat wave or cold spell represents the latest onslaught of Armageddon. Perhaps the national debt should hire weather’s PR team to increase its profile. In November, the federal ...

A section of the $1.7 trillion spending bill passed Friday has been billed as a dramatic step toward shoring up retirement accounts of millions of U.S. workers. But the real windfall may go to a far more secure group: the financial services industry.

We’ll review several topics on this week's look back at the week in news.

First, we’ll look at the latest following the collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange as well as the arrest of its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried. We’ll also review other key financial stories this week, including interest rates and inflation.

In political news, President Biden signed a bill that will protect gay and interracial marriage. We’ll also look at what the outgoing governor of Arizona is doing about the border crisis.

We have stories looking back at the 10th anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

And finally, we'll listen to key health and science headlines from the week.

— Compiled and narrated by Terry Lipshetz from Associated Press reports

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