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The Fed’s plan to shrink its balance sheet

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The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board building in Washington, D.C., on March 16.

The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board building is seen in Washington, DC, March 16, 2022. - The Federal Reserve is expected to announce the first interest rate increase since the Covid-19 pandemic began at the conclusion of its policy setting meeting later today. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

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The Fed will sell some of the bonds it's been buying in an effort to cool the economy

by Justin Ho Apr 6, 2022
Selling the Treasury and mortgage-back bonds on its balance sheet helps the central bank raise interest rates.

Ukrainians will soon be eligible for temporary protected status. What does that mean?

by Samantha Fields Apr 6, 2022
It lets people get work permits and protects them from deportation. The status does not offer a path to citizenship.

The staying power of Case-Shiller, a marquee housing metric

by Amy Scott and Maria Hollenhorst Apr 6, 2022
It’s not the most timely home price indicator, but it does have advantages, including mapping prices over long periods.

A ban on Russian uranium could impact tribal communities in the Southwest

by Savannah Maher Apr 6, 2022
Some U.S. lawmakers seek to cut off imports, but that might lead to reopening domestic mines.

Bidding war for Spirit Airlines breaks out

by Kristin Schwab Apr 6, 2022
JetBlue steps up with an offer.

Census undercount of Black, brown communities could ripple through economy

by Matt Levin Apr 6, 2022
The bureau thinks it missed 3% of African Americans, 5% of Hispanics and 6% of Alaska Natives and Native Americans living on reservations.

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