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Reading the Federal Reserve minutes can feel like hours, but Fed watchers still pore over them

May 24, 2022
For those who understand Fed lingo, the minutes can hint at divisions or disagreements, and where Fed policy may be headed.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell at a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on May 4. We'll get the minutes for that meeting Wednesday afternoon. Get your coffee ready.
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Condo prices won't ease as city life makes a comeback

May 17, 2022
City life is making a comeback and there aren't enough condos out there
The demand for condos is still high.
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Could food delivery apps help close the "grocery gap"?

May 16, 2022
A report finds that online grocery delivery is offered in many areas where people lack access to fresh, quality food - but not everyone can take advantage of it.
Million of Americans live in neighborhoods without convenient access to a brick-and-mortar grocery store with fresh food. Research from the Brookings Institution suggests online grocery delivery could help bridge that gap.
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The forecast for the U.S. solar industry? Partly cloudy.

May 16, 2022
A federal investigation into the true origin of imported solar panels is causing postponements and delays for U.S. solar projects.
An inquiry into the origin of solar panels from Southeast Asia could slow down several U.S. projects. One core facet of the dispute: taxation.

Has collective bargaining come to Congress?

May 12, 2022
The House voted this week to allow its staffers to form unions and potentially negotiate better compensation and working conditions.
Pay and hours are at the core of the unionization efforts.
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Empty seats, feral cats, angry fans: Oakland A's push for new home as crowds stay away

May 11, 2022
Some fans are convinced the team is trying to keep fans away as it eyes a potential new home in Las Vegas.
A's manager Mark Kotsay, left, and pitcher Frankie Montas during a contest with the Detroit Tigers. With A's home games attracting few fans, the team hopes for a new stadium to play in, built with assistance from the city.
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Once considered inflation-proof, crypto is stumbling

May 11, 2022
Bitcoin, ethereum and dogecoin are all down, but here's why that fact is unlikely to deter big investors.
Crypto's crash is unlikely to steer big investors away.
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Do investments in racehorses pay off?

May 10, 2022
The market is hot, but that might not last.
Rich Strike with Sonny Leon up wins the the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Banking law rooted in civil rights era gets a 21st century update

May 5, 2022
Federal regulators propose new rules for the Community Reinvestment Act, which requires banks to invest in low- and moderate-income communities.
The Community Reinvestment Act, which aims to close the racial wealth gap, may be updated to cover financial firms that don't rely on neighborhood branches.
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Rising oil prices fuel a windfall for the industry

Apr 29, 2022
Outsize profits and stock buybacks are inviting more scrutiny from policymakers and environmental advocates.
Exxon Mobil reported quarterly profits of $5.5 billion and plans significant stock buybacks. Above, prices at a Southern California gas station in 2008.
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