News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances.
This week’s reads include:
In January, there were more real-estate agents than homes for sale in the U.S.
Although robocalling slowed down for much of the pandemic, it's back to pre-pandemic levels, according to data from spam-blocking service YouMail. Americans received roughly 4.6 billion robocalls in February, the most since February 2020.
The Fed chair, Jerome Powell, has become a popular Main Street champion. Here’s a history of the advocacy that made this possible.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said the US wants to stop a "global race" to lower taxes on corporations.
Research led by Berkeley economists and alumni shows that significant increases in the minimum wage have little impact on employers’ hiring decisions. However, opinions based on the old conventional wisdom die hard, says Berkeley economics Prof. David Card.
WallStreetBets members spend gains on donations for endangered animals also including elephants and turtles