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By in Business on February 5, 2017
The Fed, a Decade After the Crisis, Is About to Embark on the Great Unwinding
September 19, 2017
After a historic buildup of its bond portfolio to support the collapsing U.S. economy following the financial crisis, the central bank plans to shrink its holdings. Financial markets are taking this prospect in stride so far, but this is uncharted territory.
How Apple's Pricey New iPhone X Tests Economic Theory
September 19, 2017
Expensive new phones from Apple and Samsung are testing a cranky economist’s theory that certain products could defy the economic laws of gravity by stoking more demand with super-high prices.
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Syria offers preferential trade to Russian business
September 19, 2017
Preview The President of Syria Bashar Assad has told the embassy in Russia to give preferential treatment to Russian entrepreneurs wanting to do business in Syria.
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And This Year, the Emmy Goes to … Politics
September 19, 2017
From “Saturday Night Live” to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” shows with a political — and anti-Trump — viewpoint ruled the day at the Emmy Awards.
In Grenfell Inquiry, U.K. Weighs 2 Types of Manslaughter Charge
September 19, 2017
The investigation into the London high-rise fire may test laws under which organizations can be prosecuted for deaths. Individual charges are also being considered.
In Geneva, ‘Dirty Money’ of Another Kind — Flushed Down the Toilet
September 19, 2017
Prosecutors in the Swiss city are investigating the disposal of about $120,000 in high-denomination bank notes.