Russia claimed on Tuesday to have captured a village just to the north of Bakhmut, a city it is trying to surround in a major push for what would be its biggest battlefield prize in Ukraine since last summer.
- MarketsWall Street buoyed by easing inflation concerns ahead of Fed decision
Fourth-quarter labor costs increased at their slowest pace in a year as wage growth slowed.
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A Democratic president. A new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives pushing for sharp spending cuts. A rapidly growing pile of debt - and a showdown that threatens to throw the global economy into turmoil.