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Expect rate cuts — just not quite yet
Mar 21, 2024

Expect rate cuts — just not quite yet

At a press conference on Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell emphasized that what the Fed does next depends on the data.

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It all depends on the (inflation) data

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged this week but is still reporting that the U.S. can expect three rate cuts this year. We’ll unpack the Fed’s future moves (or lack thereof).

A bag big enough to fit a lawsuit into

Luxury brand Hermès is facing a class-action lawsuit for how it sells its famous and popular Birkin bag. What should we make of this case? Erik Gordon of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan fills us in.

More mining is needed for the energy transition. It's also a threat.

In his book "The War Below," Ernest Scheyder explores the tension between intrusive mining and powering our energy transition.
"Are there some places too special to mine? And if we decide to have mining, what are the standards by which we would allow mining in those places?" asks writer Ernest Scheyder.
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James Graham Producer, BBC
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