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Top News/Talk Stories for Week of January 16 – 20, 2023

The investigation into President Joe Biden’s possession of government documents by a special counsel was the most-talked-about story in news/talk media this week, landing atop the Talkers TenTM. At #2 this week was the U.S. debt ceiling and the politics surrounding raising the limit to avoid default, followed by state of the U.S. economy under the Biden administration tied with Microsoft’s announcement of the layoff of 10,000 workers and Google’s laying off of 12,000 workers at #3. The Talkers TenTM is a weekly chart of the top stories and people discussed in news/talk media during the week and is the result of ongoing research from TALKERS magazine. It is published every Friday at You can see this week’s complete chart here.