Feb 21, 2018

02/21/2018: "Substantial underlying economic momentum"

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That's the word(s) of the day according to the Federal Reserve, which released the minutes from its last meeting this afternoon. Along with that momentum, the Fed said the initial bump the economy's gonna get from the tax cuts might…

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Who's better off in Erie's changing economy?

Feb 21, 2018
Local residents discuss the national — and their personal — economies.
Over drinks at the Polish Falcon, Erie residents discussed their personal economies.
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Conference of African-American women offers platform for exercising economic and political power

Feb 21, 2018
Black women own about 1.5 million businesses in the U.S. At an Atlanta gathering, they set an agenda for making their voices heard.
Labriah Lee Holt stands inside her blow-dry salon, which she plans to open in May. She'd like to see more support for women entrepreneurs of color.
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That’s the word(s) of the day according to the Federal Reserve, which released the minutes from its last meeting this afternoon. Along with that momentum, the Fed said the initial bump the economy’s gonna get from the tax cuts might be bigger than originally expected. The White House released its own economic report too, and we’ll start off the show by explaining it all. Then, the latest on Twitter and Facebook’s fight against bots. Plus: We’re back in Erie for our series The Big Promise.

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