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Which rose first: the price of chicken or corn?

May 11, 2021
Food commodity prices have been rising steadily over the past several months, leading to an ever-more-expensive supply chain.
Animals that eat pricier corn are now costing more per head, like chickens. Plus, people have been eating more chicken during the pandemic.
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Federal Reserve points to risks in the current economy

May 7, 2021
Soaring asset prices, as in the stock market, and risky bets by financial firms could be vulnerabilities.
The lofty levels of stock prices are among the risks to financial stability the Fed is monitoring.
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Why a rise in wholesale inventories could be a beacon of optimism

Apr 28, 2021
Wholesalers are like the middlemen of the retail supply chain, buying goods from manufacturers to sell to retailers.
Increased wholesale inventory signals expectations of strong retail demand. But for how long?
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More and more shipping containers are falling into the sea

Apr 27, 2021
Increased demand for imported goods — and more treacherous weather — are among the reasons.
A fully-loaded container ship sits anchored in the San Francisco Bay in March.
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Survey finds an uptick in business spending on equipment

Apr 26, 2021
The increase in capital expenditures is one of several signs that businesses anticipate strong growth in the near future.
Capital expenditures include equipment and technology like computers and point-of-sale systems in restaurants.
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Supreme Court limits FTC's ability to make fraudsters reimburse consumers

Apr 23, 2021
In its unanimous ruling, the court says the FTC could always ask Congress for more authority to recover money for victims.
Over the past five years, the FTC says it’s returned over $11 billion to victims using the method that the court just struck down.
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For automakers, California emissions standards play a key regulatory role

Apr 22, 2021
Car manufacturers want a clear vision of where the country is headed, to create a consistent production process.
Thirteen other states have adopted California's emissions standards, including New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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Businesses that have survived the pandemic are spending. On themselves.

Apr 21, 2021
Many businesses are pumping money into much-needed improvements, and that spending is rippling through the economy.
Some changes businesses made during the pandemic, including in the food industry, will improve operations over the long term.
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Union and advocacy groups seek corporate change through shareholders

Apr 21, 2021
They're addressing institutional investors like hedge funds and asking managers to press for social justice.
Asset managers have a lot of sway over corporate decision-making, said Chris Baumann of the Service Employees International Union.
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Women are looking for jobs, but will they be able to find them?

Apr 20, 2021
Some women may have trouble finding work, especially if they can't return to the industry that employed them before the pandemic.
Researchers from the New York Federal Reserve found that the number of people seeking work increased between November and March, and the Fed says that increase was primarily driven by women entering the job market.
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