If you’re feeling like it’s been an exceptionally full (and heartbreaking) news week, you’re not alone. From the anguish in Afghanistan to the earthquake’s devastation in Haiti to the rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in many parts of the world, there has been a lot to absorb.

Al Jazeera’s editors and reporters have dedicated themselves to covering every angle and development following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. In addition, we’ve kept our fingers on the pulse of the global economy to keep you informed about the most important stories moving markets and impacting people’s lives around the globe.

We’ve collected the biggest business and economic news headlines this week by the numbers — all the way down from $2 trillion to one.

$2.26 trillion

That’s the hard-to-wrap-your-mind-around sum of money the United States spent in Afghanistan since it invaded the Central Asian nation in 2001, according…

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