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Private Equity Funds, Sensing Profit in Tumult, Are Propping Up Oil
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Consumer Prices Jump Again, Presenting a Dilemma for Washington

Consumer Prices Jump Again, Presenting a Dilemma for Washington

By Jeanna Smialek

Consumer Price Index data from the Labor Department showed that prices kept climbing in September, as supply chain snarls and rising rents fueled rapid inflation.

Private Equity Funds, Sensing Profit in Tumult, Are Propping Up Oil

Private Equity Funds, Sensing Profit in Tumult, Are Propping Up Oil

By Hiroko Tabuchi

These secretive investment companies have pumped billions of dollars into fossil fuel projects, buying up offshore platforms, building new pipelines and extending lifelines to coal power plants.

Czechs Defeat a Populist, Offering a Road Map for Toppling Strongmen

Czechs Defeat a Populist, Offering a Road Map for Toppling Strongmen

By Andrew Higgins

A wide range of parties in the Czech Republic banded together despite their differences to oppose Andrej Babis, the country's populist prime minister. Opposition parties in Hungary are hoping to duplicate the feat.

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Editors' Picks

A Man With a Badge Nearly Killed Her. So She Got Her Own Badge.

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A Man With a Badge Nearly Killed Her. So She Got Her Own Badge.

By Michael Wilson

Katrina Brownlee was abused, shot and left for dead. Told she'd never walk again, she went on to have a 20-year career with the N.Y.P.D.

A Racial Reckoning Is Underway in Theater. Where Is the Gender Reckoning?

Opinion

A Racial Reckoning Is Underway in Theater. Where Is the Gender Reckoning?

By Theresa Rebeck

A major American theater planned to produce nine plays by men and one by a woman this season. Why did it take a male playwright to change that when women have flagged such inequities for years?

Today's Videos

William Shatner Blasts off to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket

Video Video: William Shatner Blasts off to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket

By The Associated Press

At 90 years old, the actor William Shatner became the oldest person to travel to space and cross the Kármán line. The "Star Trek" star traveled to space with three other passengers on a mission that lasted about 10 minutes.

Biden Announces Plan to Address Supply Chain Shortages

Video Video: Biden Announces Plan to Address Supply Chain Shortages

By The Associated Press

President Biden said the Port of Los Angeles would move toward 24/7 operations, joining its counterpart in Long Beach, in an effort to curb product shortages.

W.H.O. Announces New Team to Study Covid-19 Origins

Video Video: W.H.O. Announces New Team to Study Covid-19 Origins

By Reuters

The World Health Organization hopes that the new advisory group, which includes scientists from 26 countries, can revive its study of the pandemic's origins, after previous efforts became bogged down in a political rivalry between China and the United States.

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