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The Fed will raise rates again.  But that's playing with fire |  CNN Business

The Fed will raise rates again. But that’s playing with fire | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. New York CNN — The Federal Reserve is almost certain to announce on Wednesday that it will raise interest rates again. But investors are hoping it will be a smaller increase than the …

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Buyers dip into their savings and go into debt.  This could cause a holiday hangover |  CNN Business

Buyers dip into their savings and go into debt. This could cause a holiday hangover | CNN Business

New York CNN — Despite high inflation and recession fears, the holiday shopping season seems to be off to a good start. Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday sales were strong as Americans were lured by deep discounts. Although consumer spending is slowing, it remains surprisingly resilient. The problem, however, is that many Americans’ paychecks are …

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Mortgage rates fall for the fourth consecutive week |  CNN Business

Mortgage rates fall for the fourth consecutive week | CNN Business

CNN — Mortgage rates fell again this week, falling for the fourth week in a row. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.33% in the week ending December 8, down from 6.49% the previous week, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate was 3.10%. Mortgage rates have risen for most of 2022, …

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Europe agrees to cap Russian oil price at $60 a barrel |  CNN Business

Europe agrees to cap Russian oil price at $60 a barrel | CNN Business

London CNN Business — The European Union reached a consensus on the price at which to cap Russian oil just days before its ban on most imports took effect. News of the deal, which had required the approval of recalcitrant Poland, was confirmed on Twitter by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, marking a …

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Europe agrees to cap Russian oil price at $60 a barrel |  CNN Business

Europe agrees to cap Russian oil price at $60 a barrel | CNN Business

London CNN Business — The European Union reached a consensus on the price at which to cap Russian oil just days before its ban on most imports took effect. News of the deal, which had required the approval of recalcitrant Poland, was confirmed on Twitter by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, marking a …

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Chicken prices are finally starting to come down.  You can thank busy roosters |  CNN Business

Chicken prices are finally starting to come down. You can thank busy roosters | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — Over the past year, while some meat prices have fallen, chicken prices have remained stubbornly high. High demand, supply issues and even breeding issues with underperforming roosters kept the pressure on. The supply shortage has even prompted some restaurants, like Wingstop, to experiment with less popular items like thighs. But …

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Global investors bullish on China again as Beijing shifts to damage control |  CNN Business

Global investors bullish on China again as Beijing shifts to damage control | CNN Business

hong kong CNN Business — Market sentiment on Chinese stocks hit rock bottom just weeks ago after President Xi Jinping secured a historic third term in office and piled his best team with loyalists in a sweep not seen since Mao era. But last week, a series of unexpected moves from Beijing — the easing …

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Mortgage rates plunge, biggest weekly drop since 1981 |  CNN Business

Mortgage rates plunge, biggest weekly drop since 1981 | CNN Business

Editor’s note: Freddie Mac, which has tracked weekly average mortgage rates since 1971 and has periodically made changes to its primary mortgage market survey, changed the source of its data effective November 17, 2022. Instead of surveying lenders, weekly results will be based on applications received from lenders that are submitted to Freddie Mac. Learn …

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Inflation is cooling and Wall Street is loving it |  CNN Business

Inflation is cooling and Wall Street is loving it | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — Stocks ended the day higher on Tuesday after the US government announced that wholesale prices rose at a much less dramatic pace than expected. The news comes just days after another report showed the pace of consumer price increases was also slowing. The Dow Jones gained nearly 60 points, or …

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Degrowth: dangerous idea or response to the greatest global crisis?  |  CNN Business

Degrowth: dangerous idea or response to the greatest global crisis? | CNN Business

London CNN Business — Conventional economic logic revolves around a basic assumption: large economies are better, and finding ways to sustain or stimulate growth is paramount to improving society. But what if growth does little at best to solve the world’s problems, and at worst promotes the destruction of the planet and jeopardizes its future? …

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