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Venture capital is no longer where the green tech grows

Oct 17, 2019

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How bowling shoes help explain the repo market

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Oct 9, 2019
It’s a wonky subject, but important. Arcades, power grids and plumbing systems also help make sense of it.
If you want to understand the repo market, think about renting shoes at a bowling alley.
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When interest rates drop, savers feel the pinch first

by Justin Ho Sep 19, 2019
Savers can be the first to lose when the Fed lowers the interest rate.
The potential to earn in a savings account has gone down with interest rate cuts. Above, a Chase Bank in New York.
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What exactly is the repo market?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 18, 2019
It's how banks borrow money overnight. And it got a little crazy this week.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Washington, D.C., about the Fed's decision to cut interest rates.
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A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year

by Associated Press Sep 18, 2019
The modest cut — to a range of 1.75% to 2% — irritates Trump, who has insisted on more aggressive action.
Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve's board of governors, speaks during a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in June.
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Why aren't businesses investing more in the future?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Aug 1, 2019
Market turmoil trade tensions ... there’s a lot that’s been worrying businesses so far this year.
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The first rate cut in over 10 years: what a difference a decade makes

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jul 31, 2019
A global economic meltdown caused the last rate cuts. Today, the economy is far from that point.
Newspapers at a newsstand on Sept. 16, 2008, in New York City, at the height of the Great Recession.
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Behind the scenes at the Fed

by Kai Ryssdal, Sean McHenry, and Maria Hollenhorst Jul 31, 2019
Kai Ryssdal spoke with a former Fed governor about what it's like to be in the room when the FOMC makes a major decision.
The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., in 2008.
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Why U.S. interest rates won’t go negative ... yet

by Justin Ho Jul 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve just announced it’s cutting interest rates. But in many parts of the world, interest rates are in negative territory. Given the right circumstances, U.S. rates could go negative, too.
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Fed cuts key rate in its first reduction in more than decade

by Associated Press Jul 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve announced today that it has cut interest rates, causing stocks to fall slightly.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a press conference after the Fed announced interest rates would remain unchanged, in Washington, DC, in January 2019.
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Your questions about the Federal Reserve and interest rates, answered

by Janet Nguyen Jul 31, 2019
How exactly do interest rates affect us? And just why is the Fed expected to cut them? We've got you covered.
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