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Fed officials on the defensive as high inflation persists

Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller faced an awkward task Friday night: He delivered remarks at a conference packed with leading academic economists titled, suggestively, “How Monetary Policy Got Behind the Curve and How to Recover.” Fed officials, who set America’s monetary policy, have found themselves on the defensive in Washington, on Wall Street and within …

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You bought a house. Your colleague didn’t. It’s still okay to celebrate.

Updated May 6, 2022, 9:50 a.m. ET The endless job interview I applied for a position and over the course of two months had several interviews. I was asked to complete an assessment that included addressing four hypothetical situations. I was paid $500 for this job. Next, they want me to do several more interviews. …

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Why Musk’s Twitter offer shocked Tesla investors

Some shareholders say Mr. Musk’s tweets – he once compared Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hitler – have already damaged Tesla. “The guy said so many controversial things,” said Christine Hall, co-founder and CEO of Nia Impact Capital, a fund based in Auckland, California, which invests in companies with positive social impact. “Are they …

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Biden and Harris meet with labor organizers from Amazon and Starbucks.

President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh met Thursday at the White House with several union organizers involved in successful campaigns at companies like Amazon and Starbucks. The meeting was intended to discuss how recent organizing successes can inspire other workers to join or form a union, according to the …

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