Mar 3, 2021
The unmasking of Texas and Mississippi
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The governors of Texas and Mississippi are ending requirements to wear masks, given a drop in COVID cases. Plus, the latest reading on the employment picture in the U.S. And, monetary policy solutions for inequality that could come from the Fed.
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The numbers for private payroll growth in February don't look good
We'll get a better understanding of the employment situation Friday when the government's numbers are out. But this initial reading on private payrolls from ADP missed estimates. "It's certainly a disappointment for the market," said Susan Schmidt, head of U.S. equities at Aviva Investors. "We did see an increase in services in this report. But still, it's going to be a tough slog ahead if we don't get better job numbers going forward."
Fed watcher Karen Petrou believes so, and she says the Fed can fight inequality with targeted policies.
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