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Follow coverage of the U.S. and global economy, jobs and unemployment; banking; interest rates and other decisions by the Federal Reserve (Fed) and Chair; and economic indicators such as the gross domestic product (GDP), factory orders and durable goods. Other topics include the federal budget deficit and national debt, and local economic columnist Jon Talton.

LiveCoronavirus daily news updates, Jan. 23: What to know today about COVID-19

Government investigators wearing protective suits, gather in the Yau Ma Tei area of Hong Kong on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. XVY109

We’re updating this page with the latest news about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the Seattle area, the Pacific Northwest and the world, including stats about the spread of the coronavirus in Washington state.

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