Front Page: The New York Times – January 7, 2023

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U.S. Added 223,000 Jobs in December, a Slight Easing in Pace

The Federal Reserve’s moves to cool the economy with higher interest rates seem to be taking gentle hold. Wage growth lost momentum.

McCarthy Wins Speakership on 15th Vote After Concessions to Hard Right

An agreement with ultraconservative Republicans delivered a breakthrough for the California Republican, but he still had to claw his way to the post during a dramatic post-midnight session.

Widening Highways Doesn’t Fix Traffic. So Why Do We Keep Doing It?

With billions of dollars available to improve transportation infrastructure, states have a chance to try new strategies for addressing congestion. But some habits are hard to break.

Speaker Quest Reveals McCarthy’s Tenuous Grip on an Unruly Majority

As the Republican leader has made concessions to the far right, he has effectively agreed to give them carte blanche to disrupt the workings of the House — and to hold him hostage to their demands.

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