A year in four charts

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2021 HAS brought mixed blessings for business. American tech giants thrived while Chinese ones suffered (chart 1). Chip firms couldn’t keep up with soaring demand (chart 2), helping snarl up supply chains. Wall Street rainmakers have been working overtime (chart 3). Yet even many of them have toiled from home (chart 4).

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This article appeared in the Business section of the print edition under the headline “A year in four charts”

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