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To tackle inflation, it helps to know what’s causing it

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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a luncheon at the 2022 NABE Economic Policy Conference at the Ritz-Carlton on March 21, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a luncheon at the 2022 NABE Economic Policy Conference at the Ritz-Carlton on March 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

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Why it's so hard to agree on the causes of inflation

by Amy Scott and Sean McHenry Apr 4, 2022
As inflation hits 40-year highs on several key metrics, not all economists agree on the causes.

How "detention" is punishing truck drivers and supply chains

by Matt Levin Apr 4, 2022
The key to unfurling domestic supply chains may not be more truck drivers on the road, but getting them in and out of warehouses faster.

Could the U.S. have weakened its financial clout by using it to sanction Russia?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Apr 4, 2022
Probably not, but Russia and China are likely to keep looking for ways to avoid U.S.-controlled financial infrastructure.

Why companies repurchase their own shares

by Savannah Maher Apr 4, 2022
Stock buybacks are typically meant to return value to shareholders. But critics say the cash could be used to create jobs or raise workers' pay.

The ski wax industry is working to leave PFAS behind

by Madelyn Beck Apr 4, 2022
Laws and regulations are changing to kick this harmful “forever chemical” off the ski hill.

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Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) Doja Cat, SZA
Turnmills Maribou State

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