Pharma’s tough exit strategy in Russia
Mar 21, 2022

Pharma’s tough exit strategy in Russia

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Pharmaceutical companies are weighing how to dissociate themselves from Russia's government while providing lifesaving medications to everyday Russians.

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Can the Federal Reserve squeeze out inflation without squashing growth?

Mar 21, 2022
Bringing the economy in for a "soft landing" — taming inflation without bringing on a recession — has proven difficult for the Fed in the past.
The Federal Reserve isn't always successful at taming inflation while avoiding a recession. Plus, the pandemic and war in Ukraine make the Fed’s job more difficult.
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In a time of war, "sustainability of the government is No. 1," says former Ukraine finance minister

Mar 21, 2022
Ukraine’s economy is being strangled, says Natalie Jaresko, citing the need for international support as well as Russian reparations.
Ukraine will need hundreds of billions of dollars for reconstruction, said Natalie Jaresko, shown speaking in Washington, D.C. "The first source of that should be reparations from Russia."
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Global pharma industry weighs Russian operations

Mar 21, 2022
Drugmakers have pulled some nonlifesaving products, hesitating to punish ordinary Russians by withdrawing vital treatments.
Insulin pens being manufactured by Eli Lilly & Co. The pharmaceutical giant said it will refocus its efforts in Russia on cancer and diabetes care.
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Already short on bus drivers, school districts now face soaring diesel fuel costs

Mar 21, 2022
The price of diesel is up 50% over a year ago. Some districts are turning to COVID relief funds to cover the increased cost.
Some school districts are opting for a four-day school week to deal with rising diesel prices, one expert said.
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The EU has sworn off Russian steel. That could be bad news for the environment.

Mar 21, 2022
Russia makes steel the dirty, old-fashioned way. Europe hoped its trade relationship could spur a cleanup.
With the European Union's ban on Russian steel, countries might struggle to satisfy demand. But recycling could help.
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The nickel market has gone bonkers

Mar 21, 2022
Russia invading Ukraine is a big reason that prices skyrocketed.. But it's not the whole story.
A worker at a nickel mining company in northwestern Russia. The price of nickel — used in making stainless steel, electric vehicle batteries and more — shot up this month after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

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The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer