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A Fed president on remedies for inflation, banking supervision, and the possibility of recession

A conversation with Susan M. Collins, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Chair Susan Collins stands with "Marketplace Morning Report" host David Brancaccio in Washington, DC.
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Financial losses from romance scams add up

Reported romance scam losses in 2022 were $1.3 billion, but that's likely an undercount.
Many online scammers are running multiple cons at once, including romance scams.
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For millennials, the cost of homes and other milestones just keep rising out of reach

We looked at the costs of major expenses like homes and vacations and adjusted for inflation. It's not pretty.
Younger generations looking to buy a home will encounter a volley of challenges due to years of inflation, stagnating wages and rising prices.
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Inside Chinese President Xi Jinping's ascent

The Economist provides a new look into how the country's leader became one of the most powerful people in the world.
A new eight-part podcast series from The Economist explores Xi Jinping's rise to power. Xi has reinforced the Communist Party's central role in all aspects of Chinese life, says Economist Editor-in-Chief Zanny Minton Beddoes.
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How the vinyl resurgence keeps pressing forward

Industry leaders are seeking new ways to sustainably keep the music playing.
The demand for vinyl keeps growing, even as the industry works around supply chain issues.

New exhibit captures the intersection of photography and economics

A wife and husband photography team turned manufacturing eyesores into art.
Bernd and Hilla Becher photographed things like blast furnaces, silos, grain elevators and oil tanks, documenting industrial architecture.
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Sales are up for this artisanal biscuit maker, but inflation is taking a huge bite

Ingredients are up 30%, says Carrie Morey of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit in South Carolina. But passing along costs poses other problems.
"At the end of the day, sales being up are great, but if you're not making money, it creates a whole new set of problems," says Carrie Morey, founder and owner of Callie's Hot Little Biscuit in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Coal's comeback threatens global goals for fighting climate change

Countries are turning back to less expensive but carbon-heavy coal because of rising energy costs and Russia's war in Ukraine.
With the war in Ukraine restricting Europe's access to Russian energy, Germany is among the nations seeking alternative fuels for generating electricity, including more coal.
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The Supreme Court’s EPA ruling has big implications

Beyond the Environmental Protection Agency, the ruling could limit the power of other federal agencies.
The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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Pride Month is a big deal for companies. Are values and actions actually aligned?

"Previously, it was about profit," says marketing specialist Andrew Isen. He believes that's changed.
A man walks on steps covered in rainbow colors for Pride Month at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York City.