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News From the Control Tower - 6/22/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week’s reads include: 1. When trying to predict inflation in the US, remember the wild cards, 2.Stores Have Too Much Stuff. Here’s Where They’re Slashing Prices, 3. Romania Sees an Opening to Become an Energy Power in Europe, 4. Meet the Peecyclers. Their Idea to Help Farmers Is No. 1, 5. U.S. banks expect a clean bill of health after Fed's stress tests, Bonus: 25 employees suffer burns after hot coal team-building event in Switzerland.

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News From the Control Tower - 6/15/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week’s reads include: 1. Got Losses on Stocks, Bonds or Crypto? Let Uncle Sam Share Your Pain, 2.European Central Bank says it will raise interest rates for the first time in 11 years in July, 3. Amid Charges of Greenwashing, Sustainable-Investment Industry Attempts to Reassure Investors, 4. Tech investors are prizing cash generation again, 5. Russia's rebranded McDonald's calls itself 'Delicious, that's all', Bonus: Nobel Endeavors.

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News From the Control Tower - 6/8/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week’s reads include: 1. Nearly half of families with kids can no longer afford enough food 5 months after child tax credit ended, 2. As Food Shortages Loom, a Race to Free Ukraine’s Stranded Grain, 3. In Older Americans, Rising Debt May Adversely Affect Health, 4. The Potential Dark Side of a White-Hot Labor Market, 5. First she documented the alt-right. Now she’s coming for crypto, Bonus: “Looks of barbecue sauce. Smells of death.”

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News From the Control Tower - 6/2/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week’s reads include: 1. Federal Reserve’s Portfolio Runoff Has Begun, 2. ‘A lot of Costco love’ — How the warehouse retailer became a staple of Asian America, 3. How Influencers Hype Crypto, Without Disclosing Their Financial Ties, 4. ‘Baseball Players Don’t Dance’? The Savannah Bananas Beg to Differ, 5. Ford to add over 6,000 U.S. jobs as it boosts electric vehicle production and prepares for a new Mustang, 6. CEO of Deutsche Bank's asset manager steps down after 'greenwashing' raid, Bonus: Guinness Record for dressing up like a dork in public set yesterday by huge gathering of "vampires".

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News From the Control Tower - 5/26/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week’s reads include: 1. Big retailers might soon be forced to offer big discounts, 2. To See Food Inflation at Work, Look Inside Your Bag of Potato Chips, 3. A Turf War on the Water in “Anchored Out”, 4. In Battle for Workers, Companies Build Houses, 5. Ernie Barnes’s ‘Sugar Shack’ Painting Brings Big Price at Auction, Bonus: Black shelter animals weren't getting adopted. A photographer had an idea: glam shots.

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News From the Control Tower - 5/18/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week’s reads include: 1. Chicago wheat surges to two-month high as India bans exports, 2. How to Fight Foreign Hackers With Civil Litigation, 3. The Iron Grip of the CFA Franc, 4. All of Those Quitters? They’re at Work., 5. Portillo's CEO is testing Wall Street's patience, Bonus: All-Black group makes history by summiting Mount Everest.

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News From the Control Tower - 5/11/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week’s reads include: 1. It’s the Worst Bond Market Since 1842. That’s the Good News, 2. Electricity Shortage Warnings Grow Across U.S., 3. America is trying to fix the chip shortage one factory at a time, 4. Illinois College to Close, Hurt by Pandemic and Ransomware Attack, 5. Licensed marijuana sales in 2021 eclipsed coffee giant Starbucks, Bonus: In Alabama’s ‘19th Unnamed Cave,’ a Trove of Ancient Dark-Zone Art.

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News From the Control Tower - 5/4/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week’s reads include: 1. Americans Are Showing Inflation Fatigue, and Some Companies See a Breaking Point, 2. Mexico: Rail link worth billions won’t go through Texas after Abbott used trade as ‘political tool’, 3. The China cushion has deflated — Q&A with Stephen Roach, 4. Texas targets financial firms that practice climate-conscious investing, 5. The Extraordinary Wealth Created by the Pandemic Housing Market, Bonus: DON’T GIVE UP THE GHOST.

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News From the Control Tower - 4/27/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week’s reads include: 1. EU weighs cap on price paid for Russian oil as way to hit Kremlin revenues, 2. As Europe Approves New Tech Laws, the U.S. Falls Further Behind, 3. Apple spent more than it ever has on lobbying as antitrust threats loom, 4. How Crypto Is Failing Spectacularly to Greenwash Itself, 5. The multiplier of the United States’ largest scholarship program, Bonus: ‘That’s it? It’s over? I was 30. What a brutal business’: pop stars on life after the spotlight moves on.

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News From the Control Tower - 4/21/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week’s reads include: 1. Ukraine war: Putin has redrawn the world - but not the way he wanted, 2. Rivian CEO Warns of Looming Electric-Vehicle Battery Shortage, 3. A Return to Robo-Signing: JPMorgan Chase Has Unleashed a Lawsuit Blitz on Credit Card Customers, 4. Jack Dorsey Tweet NFT Once Sold for $2.9 Million, Now Might Fetch Under $14,000, 5. Mohamed El-Erian on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Bonus: Who’s in Your Wallet?

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