Tag Archives: Federal Reserve

Morning News: Fed Lifts Rates By .75%, Alzheimer’s Research Was Fabricated

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point yesterday–its fourth hike this year, as inflation remains stubbornly high.

Jerome Powell, the Fed chair, also warned that the path to cooling the economy without tipping into recession has “narrowed”. The results of an experiment fundamental to the last decade of Alzheimer’s research may have been fabricated. And the region where the gender divide in obesity rates is the highest. 

Morning News: U.S. Raises Rates, Lockdown Fatigue In China, Nelson Mandela

Prices in America are rising faster than at any time in the past 40 years. In response, the Federal Reserve has made its steepest interest-rate hike in 20 years.

Will it be enough to tame inflation while not tipping America into recession? Shanghai’s residents are growing restive after a long lockdown. And Nelson Mandela’s name and legacy are being used to sell a growing range of consumer goods.

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Analysis: Federal Reserve Tapering Explained (WSJ)

The Federal Reserve says it will accelerate the wind-down of its bond-buying program, the biggest step the central bank has taken in reversing its pandemic-era stimulus. Here’s how tapering works, and why it sends markets on edge. Photo illustration: Adele Morgan/WSJ

Morning News: U.S. Fed Fights Inflation, Western Loneliness, Music Charts

America’s central bank plans to pinch off its massive bond-buying programme much faster in a bid to stall inflation; our correspondent says it is perhaps a late-arriving signal—but a promising one

Loneliness is a growing problem in the rich world but seems particularly acute among American men. And why aged artists are increasingly taking over the December music charts.

Finance: Why The Fed Will Create A Digital Dollar

The Federal Reserve is trying to figure out how to keep cash relevant in a cashless world. It’s considering digitizing the U.S. dollar, giving people money they can access on their phone and bypassing electronic payments that can be slow and costly for businesses. Illustration: Jacob Reynolds/WSJ

Morning News: The Fed & Interest Rates, Europe’s Drug Use, Remote Work

The merest mention of future interest-rate rises from America’s central bank sent markets into a tizzy. We consider the merits and the effects of signalling early and often.

Europe’s drug use dipped when the pandemic began, but soon rebounded; we examine the rising potency of the continent’s drugs and drug syndicates. And data reveal what makes work-from-home productivity so low.

Morning News: G-7 Summit Concludes, Interest Rates, People Quitting Work

A.M. Edition for June 14. WSJ’s Stephen Fidler discusses the G-7 summit’s conclusion and looks ahead to President Biden’s itinerary in Europe. 

The Federal Reserve may raise rates earlier than expected. And, what’s prompting more people to quit their jobs these days? Marc Stewart hosts. 

Morning News Podcast: AstraZeneca’s Vaccine, Airlines, U.S. Interest Rates

A.M. Edition for March 16. WSJ’s Jenny Strasburg discusses the broader impact as more European countries suspend use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. 

The Federal Reserve is set to begin its policy meeting this week. Airlines see some growth in bookings, but challenges remain. Marc Stewart hosts.