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It's been one year since the Fed started raising interest rates to curb inflation

by Kristin Schwab Mar 23, 2023
Back then it seemed like inflation might be what economists call "transitory." But here we are.

Why some countries' central banks follow the Fed's lead

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Mar 23, 2023
The U.S. Federal Reserve coordinates some operations — sometimes even interest rates changes — with other central banks. Here's how that works.

Ford on EVs: Think of us as a startup

by Samantha Fields Mar 23, 2023
The company expects to lose another $3 billion this year in its transition from internal combustion cars to electric.

EVs are far from standardized. For mechanics, that's an issue.

by Kai Ryssdal and Sarah Leeson Mar 23, 2023
When your EV is no longer under warranty, who fixes it?
Banks in Turmoil

Bank failures have some small business owners re-thinking their own banking arrangements

by Justin Ho Mar 23, 2023
The failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank have rattled some small business owners, even though contagion hasn’t spread to smaller banks.

With modern chatbots, AI weirdness reaches new heights

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Mar 23, 2023
Artificial intelligence researcher and blogger Janelle Shane explains modern chatbot behavior.

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