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Friday's Fast Five: Week of 9.9

In photos: Queen Elizabeth's 70 years on the throne (Axios): Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at the age of 96, reigned for seven decades and was the U.K.'s longest-serving monarch.

U.K.'s Liz Truss inherits an economic nightmare (Axios): Britain's economy, rendered fragile and brittle by Brexit, has proved incapable of withstanding the twin scourges of the pandemic and energy price inflation. The result is a historic economic implosion.

In Montauk, Big Money Moves In On a Surfers’ Paradise (The New York Times): The acres overlooking a prize stretch of Long Island’s East End were empty for years. Now they’ve been sold in multimillion-dollar deals. It’s been the talk of the beach all summer.

Worldwide number of battery electric vehicles in use from 2016 to 2021  (Statistica):  In light of tightening environmental regulations and increasing worldwide acceptance of electric transmission vehicles, a growing number of automakers intend to tap into the market for electric vehicles. 

Serena Williams' farewell match smashes ESPN ratings records (CNN): The roughly three-hour match averaged 4.8 million viewers, making it ESPN's most-watched tennis match in its 43-year history. Ratings peaked during the match's final set in the 10:15 pm quarter-hour, garnering 6.9 million viewers.