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Brian Pellegrini: why America isn't going back to work
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Economy

Brian Pellegrini: why America isn't going back to work

Brian Pellegrini, founder of Intertemporal Economics, talks to Merryn about the post pandemic economy; why Americans aren't returning to work; plus in…
22 Jul 2021
US inflation spiked in June. Can this really still be transitory?
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US Economy

US inflation spiked in June. Can this really still be transitory?

US inflation spiked unexpectedly in June, raising the prospect that this isn't just a transitory post-pandemic phenomenon. Saloni Sardana looks behind…
13 Jul 2021
Here’s why investors were happy with Friday’s US employment data
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US Economy

Here’s why investors were happy with Friday’s US employment data

The US economy added 850,000 jobs in June, beating expectations. John Stepek breaks down why inflation expectations fell after the report despite the …
5 Jul 2021
“Zombie companies” may do little harm to the US economy
US Economy

“Zombie companies” may do little harm to the US economy

Fears that the US is being overrun by corporate zombies may be exaggerated.
2 Jul 2021
The Federal Reserve will deliver a volatile summer for markets
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US stockmarkets

The Federal Reserve will deliver a volatile summer for markets

America's central bank has hinted that it expects to raise interest rates twice in 2023, sending send markets into a spin. There's more volatility to …
25 Jun 2021
Will the Federal Reserve give markets a shock this week?
US Economy

Will the Federal Reserve give markets a shock this week?

With US inflation coming in higher than expected, markets are nervously awaiting the Federal Reserve’s response. John Stepek looks at what’s likely to…
14 Jun 2021
US inflation is rising faster than anyone expected – but markets aren’t worried yet
Inflation

US inflation is rising faster than anyone expected – but markets aren’t worried yet

US inflation is at its highest in nearly 30 years. But markets are unfazed, banking on it being just a temporary blip. John Stepek isn’t so sure. Here…
11 Jun 2021
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Why markets don’t really mind weak US employment data
US Economy

Why markets don’t really mind weak US employment data

The latest US employment data was worse than expected. And while the dollar took a knock, the stockmarket rallied. John Stepek explains why markets ar…
7 Jun 2021
What Biden’s blockbuster budget means for inflation
US Economy

What Biden’s blockbuster budget means for inflation

US president Joe Biden announced a $6 trillion budget last week. Saloni Sardana explains why this will add to inflation fears.
3 Jun 2021
The real problem of Universal Basic Income (UBI)
US Economy

The real problem of Universal Basic Income (UBI)

April employment numbers showed 75 per cent fewer people in the US returned to employment compared to expectations. Merryn Somerset-Webb explains how …
1 Jun 2021
How rising Covid cases in Asia spell higher inflation in the US
Inflation

How rising Covid cases in Asia spell higher inflation in the US

The Federal Reserve argues that any inflation in the US will be transitory. But that's looking less convincing by the day. And now there's now another…
24 May 2021
Global stockmarkets rattled by US inflation surge
Stockmarkets

Global stockmarkets rattled by US inflation surge

Global stockmarkets had their worst week since February after a spike in US inflation worried investors.
21 May 2021
How will Joe Biden’s capital gains tax rise affect crypto prices?
Bitcoin & crypto

How will Joe Biden’s capital gains tax rise affect crypto prices?

The US president wants to increase capital gains tax – and that’s going to hit a lot of American cryptocurrency speculators. Saloni Sardana looks at h…
14 May 2021
The US jobs market is already generating inflation
US Economy

The US jobs market is already generating inflation

US business leaders are complaining about a tight job market, which is feeding through into higher wages.
13 May 2021
Inflation is taking off in the US and markets really don’t like it
Inflation

Inflation is taking off in the US and markets really don’t like it

US inflation is at its highest for 25 years. Stockmarkets – and tech stocks in particular – have taken the news badly. John Stepek explains why, and w…
13 May 2021
America’s largest fuel pipeline has been shut since Friday after a ransomware attack. What’s going on?
Energy

America’s largest fuel pipeline has been shut since Friday after a ransomware attack. What’s going on?

The 5,500-mile long “Colonial Pipeline” America’s longest fuel pipeline, has been shut since the weekend after it was targeted by a group of "ransomwa…
11 May 2021
Why woeful US jobs data might spell higher inflation in the near future
US Economy

Why woeful US jobs data might spell higher inflation in the near future

The latest US employment figures were much worse than expected. And that matters not just for the US economy, but for global markets too – and for inf…
10 May 2021
Why higher capital gains taxes in the US might be bad news for bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

Why higher capital gains taxes in the US might be bad news for bitcoin

US president Joe Biden wants to significantly increase capital gains tax. That will have a knock-on effect on the markets, says John Stepek. And on bi…
23 Apr 2021
US inflation is rising – but it’s not enough to rattle markets yet
Inflation

US inflation is rising – but it’s not enough to rattle markets yet

The latest US inflation figures showed that consumer prices are rising more rapidly than expected. But markets shrugged. John Stepek asks why, and wha…
14 Apr 2021
Why all eyes will be on US inflation data this week
Inflation

Why all eyes will be on US inflation data this week

As the world comes out of lockdown and demand for goods and services rises, attention will shift to inflation and what it means for interest rates. Th…
12 Apr 2021
What will Joe Biden’s “build back better” plan mean for markets?
US Economy

What will Joe Biden’s “build back better” plan mean for markets?

Joe Biden recently proposed a $2trn “build back better” stimulus plan for America – on top of the $1.9trn he announced earlier this year. Saloni Sarda…
6 Apr 2021
What does Joe Biden’s $3trn infrastructure plan mean for your money?
US Economy

What does Joe Biden’s $3trn infrastructure plan mean for your money?

Joe Biden is set to announce a further $3trn of public stimulus in the US. Saloni Sardana looks at what’s on the table, and what effect it could have …
30 Mar 2021