Customers arrive for the dinner service at Wool Growers, a 67-year-old Basque restaurant in House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's district. The Republican leader is facing opposition from within his own party, but back home, some constituents are praising his performance under tough circumstances.
John B. Chambers is the former deputy head of the Sovereign Debt Ratings Group and former chairman of the Sovereign Debt Committee at Standard and Poor's. The ratings agency in 2011 made a major decision to strip away the country's AAA rating.
Construction workers prepare steel for a crane at the site of JPMorgan Chase's new headquarters in New York City on May 18, 2023. Builders added jobs this month despite the headwinds from higher interest rates. It was another indication of the country's strong job market.
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A customer walks by a "Now Hiring" sign posted in front of a store in Novato, Calif., on April 7, 2023. The labor market remains red hot. That's great for workers, but it's bound to reinforce concerns about high inflation.
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Climate activists hold placards as they demonstrate outside ExCeL, in London, during the multinational oil and gas company Shell Annual General Meeting (AGM), on May 23, 2023.
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Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Bharat Ramamurti, pictured at a White House briefing last August, spoke to Morning Edition after the House passed its debt ceiling bill.
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Alexandra Prokopenko poses at a marathon event back in Russia. She used to run in Moscow's Meshchersky Park all the time: It was her favorite place in the city. But she's doubtful she will see it again, at least for the near future. Shortly after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, she left her country, along with hundreds of thousands of her peers.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy speaks to members of the media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on May 24, 2023. The House is set to vote on a debt deal on Wednesday.
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This timed exposer shows the trail as the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft lifts off from pad 39A for the Crew-6 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, early on March 2, 2023.
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