This week could change the trajectory of the U.S. economy
Sep 19, 2022

This week could change the trajectory of the U.S. economy

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The Fed is about to begin its two-day meeting on interest rates. More scrutiny awaits the somewhat chaotic "buy now, pay later" landscape. What does it mean to have "anti-racist" layoffs?

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"Buy now, pay later" can come with a cost, federal consumer watchdog says

Sep 19, 2022
The CFPB says delinquencies and late fees add up and recommends tighter regulation of loans in line with the credit card industry.
Buy now, pay later services can be risky for consumers, who aren't always well-informed of the penalties for missed payments.
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A tech company pledged to make "anti-racist" layoffs. What does that mean?

Sep 19, 2022
Communication platform Twilio told employees job cuts would be carried out through an "anti-racist/anti-oppression lens," to avoid disproportionately affecting marginalized groups. Statistics show downsizing often makes workplaces less diverse.
In a letter to employees, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson, left, said layoffs would be carried out through an anti-racist/anti-oppression lens.
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Victoria Craig Host, BBC
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Jesson Duller Media Producer
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Alex Schroeder Producer
Redmond Carolipio Digital Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director
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