Commentary
Headlines from Across the MAP
May 19, 2022
Americans continue to feel the sting of inflation. Consumer prices rose 8.3% in April from a year ago. As a result, U.S. households are spending an additional $341 a month to purchase the same goods and services compared to a year ago due to inflation above typical inflation of 2%, according to an analysis by Moody’s Analytics senior director Ryan Sweet
Headlines from Across the MAP
May 12, 2022
Millions of older Americans stopped working during the pandemic, far more than usual, stoking fears that the workforce had been permanently altered, but the country is close to closing the gap in early retirements, according to new data.
Headlines from Across the MAP
May 5, 2022
Japanese institutional managers -- known for their legendary U.S. debt buying sprees in recent decades -- are now fueling the great bond selloff just as the Federal Reserve pares its $9 trillion balance sheet.
Headlines from Across the MAP
April 28, 2022
Soaring fertilizer costs have rice farmers across Asia scaling back their use, a move that threatens harvests of a staple that feeds half of humanity and could lead to a full-blown food crisis if prices aren’t curbed.
Headlines from Across the MAP
April 21, 2022
“Globalization is not something we can hold off or turn off,” former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Vietnam in 2000. “It is the economic equivalent of a force of nature—like wind or water.”
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