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September 23, 2021 FEDERAL RESERVE Federal Reserve holds interest rates steady, says tapering of bond buying coming ‘soon’

Source: CNBC

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday held benchmark interest rates near zero but indicated that rate hikes could be coming sooner than expected, and it significantly cut its economic outlook for this year.

September 22, 2021 These 8 sustainable designs are fighting climate change - video

Source: Fast Company

Climate change is wreaking havoc on the world. These challenges have made the work of designers more important than ever. The 2021 Innovation By Design Awards, which honor creativity in business, highlight some of the unique ways...

September 22, 2021 Google plans to buy New York office building for $2.1 billion

Source: CNBC

Google plans to buy a New York City office building for $2.1 billion, even as most of its workforce remains remote, the company announced Tuesday. The purchase is the most expensive for any single U.S. office building since the...

September 22, 2021 Xi may be moving China to economic system 'that doesn't exist anywhere in the world'

Source: Yahoo News

For a long time, analysts chalked Chinese President Xi Jinping's homages to Mao Zedong to "political stagecraft," but a Wall Street Journal examination of Xi's recent writings and speeches suggests they should be taking him much...

September 22, 2021 What caused the UK’s energy crisis?

Source: The Guardian

The UK’s energy system has been plunged into chaos by a perfect storm of market forces which threatens to rip through the economy from home energy suppliers to heavy industry, and from factories to farmers.

September 21, 2021 Carbon Farming – What Is It And What Does It Mean For Global Sustainability Efforts?

Source: Planet

Agriculture lies at the heart of the European Union (EU). Within the borders of the EU, 39% of land is dedicated to agricultural practices and 37% of the EU budget is dedicated to support the sector, by far the largest recipient...

September 21, 2021 British energy firms fear collapse as Europe’s gas crisis sees prices surge 250%

Source: CNBC

Britain’s energy industry could be headed for a significant shake-up, industry insiders have warned, as countries all over Europe grapple with an unprecedented crisis in the power sector. Wholesale gas prices have spiked across...

September 21, 2021 More fears remain over Chinese economy following Evergrande collapse - video

Source: YouTube/CNBC

Mike Bird, Asia business and finance editor at The Economist, joins The Exchange with his outlook for Chinese stocks and what the Chinese government may do to bail out Evergrande

September 21, 2021 Covid is officially America’s deadliest pandemic as U.S. fatalities surpass 1918 flu estimates

Source: CNBC

Covid-19 is officially the most deadly outbreak in recent American history, surpassing the estimated U.S. fatalities from the 1918 influenza pandemic, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University

September 20, 2021 Europe faces a winter energy crisis years in the making

Source: World Oil

Faced with surging gas and electricity prices, countries from the UK to Germany will need to count on mild temperatures to get through the heating season. Europe is short of gas and coal and if the wind doesn’t blow, the...

September 20, 2021 ESG is holding back real world impact: Former BlackRock sustainable investing CIO

Source: YouTube/CNBC

Tariq Fancy, Rumie Initative founder and CEO and former BlackRock CIO for sustainable investing, joins 'Power Lunch' to discuss why he says ESG is a facade.

September 20, 2021 Stagflation rocked the economy before. Is it coming back?

Source: CNN

The phenomenon — which describes a period of high inflation and stagnant economic growth — was a nightmare for policymakers, leaving them with few options to rein in runaway prices without damaging the economy. Federal Reserve...

September 20, 2021 Big gap between Pfizer, Moderna vaccines seen for preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations

Source: Post-Gazette

Amid persistent concerns that the protection offered by COVID-19 vaccines may be waning, a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that America’s workhorse shot is significantly less...

September 17, 2021 Most executives think their ESG programs fall short, survey finds

Source: Reuters(Free Subscription)

More than half of 530 corporate executives have little or no confidence in the reliability and maturity of their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) programs, according to a global survey from corporate...

September 17, 2021 Powell opens review into Fed ethics rules after backlash over trading

Source: Politico

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell ordered the central bank’s staff to examine internal ethics rules around what types of assets Fed officials are allowed to hold, following revelations of financial trades made by two...

September 17, 2021 US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

Source: AP

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that the spread of the delta variant may have slightly increased layoffs.

September 17, 2021 SEC action on crypto could be imminent - video

Source: CNBC

Richard Repetto, a Piper Sandler analyst, joins The Exchange as Coinbase shares are down following a Wells Notice from the SEC. Repetto discuss the benefits and downsides of regulation in technology and finance.

September 16, 2021 PepsiCo to slash plastic use in sustainability push

Source: Reuters(free subscription)

Soda giant PepsiCo (PEP.O) will cut back on the use of virgin plastic and expand its SodaStream sparkling-water business to more markets amid growing calls from consumers, clients and climate change advocates to combat plastic...

September 16, 2021 The Delta variant has hit China's economy hard. Now a property crunch is looming

Source: CNN Business

China's dramatic steps to contain the coronavirus this summer have taken a toll on consumer confidence in the country and are fueling concerns about the strength of the world's second largest economy.

September 16, 2021 SEC Chair Gary Gensler Wants To Crack Down On The ‘Wild West’ Of Crypto: CNBC After Hours (video)

Source: YouTube/CNBC

On today’s show, CNBC’s Bob Pisani recaps SEC chairman Gary Gensler’s comments to the Senate Banking Committee on crypto

September 16, 2021 Hurricane Ida, supply constraints slow U.S. factory production

Source: Reuters(free subscription)

Production at U.S. factories slowed more than expected in August amid disruptions from Hurricane Ida and lingering shortages of raw materials and labor as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.

September 15, 2021 5 Easy Tips to Make Travel More Sustainable

Source: Treehugger

Fortunately, some aspects of travel can be done in ways that are gentler to the planet. Consider the following tips to lessen your impact when traveling, especially as more people venture out in the coming months. Small efforts...

September 15, 2021 Inflation data comes in lower than expected for August (video)

Source: CNBC

CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the latest Consumer Price Index data and what it says about the state of the economy

September 15, 2021 From zippers to glass, shortages of basic goods hobble U.S. economy

Source: Reuters

Before supply chain breakdowns and shortages swept the world in the wake the COVID pandemic, buying the bits and pieces for an assembly line was often as easy as clicking a button and waiting a few days or, at most, a few weeks...

September 15, 2021 Facebook denies having '2 systems of justice' for users after scathing WSJ report

Source: Fox News

Facebook has responded to a blistering Wall Street Journal report claiming the social media giant gives millions of elites special treatment when it comes to removing content that violates the network's rules.

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