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People walk by the New York Stock Exchange.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 12: People walk by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on May 12, 2022 in New York City. Prices of clothing, food, gas and cars are just a few of the items that are hitting Americans' pocketbooks despite historically low unemployment. Giving hope to economists, some key inflation indicators have finally begun to slow in April. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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The stock market takes the hint

Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour breaks down today's sell-off in major U.S. indices.

There are signs that the red-hot housing market may be cooling down

by Samantha Fields May 18, 2022
Yes, mortgage rates are high. But demand is starting fall because of that, and prices aren't rising as fast as they have been, experts say.

Former Chair Ben Bernanke takes long view of Federal Reserve's current challenges

by Kai Ryssdal and Marketplace Staff May 17, 2022
“I think it's important to look back at history,” said the former leader of the U.S. central bank.

Courts decide California can't mandate corporate board diversity

by Meghan McCarty Carino May 18, 2022
But institutional investors, consumers and other stakeholders could continue to hold companies accountable.

For this Detroit restauranteur, business is still "day to day"

by Sean McHenry May 18, 2022
For Lester Gouvia, chef-owner of Norma G's Detroit, business in the pandemic economy has been a "rollercoaster."

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