Headlines from Across the MAP

A Collection of Interesting News and Research

Headlines from Across the MAP
September 16, 2021
For decades, Americans have enjoyed falling prices for cars, electronics and furniture. Until the Covid-19 pandemic, that is. For the past year, prices for durable goods have been rising—and not just by a little. Whether those prices come back down is a key part of the puzzle facing the Federal Reserve as it plots how to handle an unexpectedly strong burst of inflation.
Headlines from Across the MAP
September 9, 2021
The U.S. response to climate change and decarbonization is ramping up, and putting a focus on the country’s electricity mix. As pressure has increased for near-term and immediate action after the UN’s latest IPCC report on climate change, major economies are starting to make bolder pledges. For the United States, that includes a carbon pollution-free utilities sector by 2035.
Headlines from Across the MAP
September 2, 2021
The White House, hoping to make good on Biden’s campaign promises ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, has billed the plan as a generational investment. The Senate overwhelmingly approved the $1 trillion infrastructure bill earlier this month in an effort to rebuild the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges and fund new climate resilience and broadband initiatives. The House aims to pass the bill by October.
Headlines from Across the MAP
August 26, 2021
Although no economy is the same and there are relevant differences between the Japanese and the US or European macro setup, we can learn quite a few things by studying what happened in a jurisdiction that experimented with QE and ‘‘QE + fiscal’’ already 20-30 years ago.
Headlines from Across the MAP
August 19, 2021
The rise of Robinhood and the frenzy surrounding GameStop Corp. earlier this year signaled the growing importance of retail investors. The stock market had been largely dominated by institutional investors since the crash of 2008, but Covid-19 and the Federal Reserve’s accommodative monetary policy scrambled the playing field.
Headlines from Across the MAP
August 13, 2021
The biggest wildcard for U.S. inflation over the next year doesn’t come from used cars or airline fares. Instead, it is housing.
Headlines from Across the MAP
August 5, 2021
A handful of powerful companies control the majority market share of almost 80% of dozens of grocery items bought regularly by ordinary Americans, new analysis reveals.
Headlines from Across the MAP
July 29, 2021
Workers saw their hourly pay in June jump at the fastest clip in more than a decade. Yet some of them saw those gains erased by high levels of inflation.
Headlines from Across the MAP
July 22, 2021
The entire auto industry has been hobbled for months by the worldwide shortage of semiconductor chips, which has prevented manufacturers from producing enough vehicles to meet the demand from Americans eager to spend their pandemic savings and stimulus checks. As a result, many dealerships are practically barren of inventory, and new rides are fetching record prices.
Headlines from Across the MAP
July 15, 2021
Wall Street investors have bought into the Federal Reserve’s assurances that higher inflation won’t last, but a looming trend will test their composure over the coming months: soaring home and rental costs.
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