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Four of the five most costly natural disasters in our nation’s history have occurred during the past ten years. How has the government’s response to natural disasters changed? What is the impact of different types of disasters?

Antitrust investigations by the Department of Justice have declined, from a high of 593 investigations in 1971 to 100 in 2017. Since the earliest year of data available, there have been two periods of significant antitrust activities - the early 1970s and late 1990s.

The latest numbers show 2018 was the first year the retirement trust fund paid out more in benefits than it made from taxes since the financial reforms of the early 1980s.