Updated Dec 25, 2021 - World

5 stories worth your time

Illustration of a Christmas tree with the Axios "A" as the topper.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. GDP stocking stuffer: The COVID-19 vaccine generated economic savings equal to 2.3% in the real gross domestic product to the U.S. this year.
  2. Thank a teacher: Severe burnout is raising concerns about turnover — and more broadly, the state of education.
  3. Record low: U.S. population grew by 0.1% in the year that ended July 1, the slowest rate since the nation's founding.
  4. New supply chain crisis: Shipping containers carrying medical supplies are facing ongoing transportation congestion
  5. Buckle up: Wall Street strategists see the shape of 2022 pegged to three main hooks: inflation, corporate spending and the pandemic's path.
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