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Pharma’s tough exit strategy in Russia

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A volunteer prepares boxes of medicine to be sent to Ukraine.

Raja 42 years-old, a volunteer member of NGO Tulip and IT executive assistant , prepares boxes of medicines to be sent to Ukraine after the invasion of Russia, in Le Thillay, north of Paris, on March 10, 2022. (Photo by Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP) (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP via Getty Images) Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP via Getty Imnages

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Can the Federal Reserve squeeze out inflation without squashing growth?

by Mitchell Hartman 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.

In a time of war, "sustainability of the government is No. 1," says former Ukraine finance minister

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Mar 21, 2022
Ukraine’s economy is being strangled, says Natalie Jaresko, citing the need for international support as well as Russian reparations.

Global pharma industry weighs Russian operations

by Lily Jamali Mar 21, 2022
Drugmakers have pulled some nonlifesaving products, hesitating to punish ordinary Russians by withdrawing vital treatments.

Already short on bus drivers, school districts now face soaring diesel fuel costs

by Stephanie Hughes 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.

The EU has sworn off Russian steel. That could be bad news for the environment.

by Andy Uhler Mar 21, 2022
Russia makes steel the dirty, old-fashioned way. Europe hoped its trade relationship could spur a cleanup.

The nickel market has gone bonkers

by Matt Levin Mar 21, 2022
Russia invading Ukraine is a big reason that prices skyrocketed.. But it's not the whole story.

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