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The view from the Fed’s discount window

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At the center of the round seal of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors is a spread-winged bald eagle sitting atop a shield with stars across the top and red and white vertical stripes below the stars.

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The Weekly Wrap

Marketplace host Amy Scott talks to Jordyn Holman of the New York Times and Linette Lopez of Business Insider about the banking crisis hearings and the rest of the week’s economic news for the Weekly Wrap.

Banks in Turmoil

Why banks are reluctant to borrow at the Fed's "discount window"

by Sabri Ben-Achour Mar 31, 2023
There's a stigma attached to the emergency lending program.

The benchmark for determining global crude oil prices is changing

by Lily Jamali Mar 31, 2023
Dated Brent, used to set the price of most of the world's oil, will include supplies from Texas for the first time.
My Economy

California retailer weathers the storm of tech layoffs and a "climate pandemic"

by Nicholas Guiang Mar 31, 2023
In the laid-back beach town of Santa Cruz, a local retailer adds wildfires and epic rain storms to the list of things to plan for.

"Poverty is a big business"

More and more for-profit companies are taking charge of welfare administration. Krissy Clark looks at whether one of these companies is really benefiting its clients.

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