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U.S. stocks finish higher for second day after Fed minutes show officials expect slower pace of rate hikes ahead

U.S. stock indexes finished higher for a second day on Wednesday in a choppy session after the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve showed most policy makers expect a slower pace of interest rate hikes will “soon be appropriate”, even if they are uncertain how high the benchmark rate will rise. How stock indexes […]

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Opinion: If your Thanksgiving table talk gets overheated, use these recipes to cool the temperature

Polarization is the top issue facing the world today — and it’s on the rise. For example, a recent poll from the Pew Research Center showed that majorities in both the Republican and Democratic parties view members of the other party as more closed-minded, dishonest, immoral and unintelligent than other Americans. We encounter polarization at […]

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday waste have a costly environmental impact, which also hurts our wallets and food insecurity jumps this Thanksgiving as food banks struggle with dwindling supplies

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. ‘I’m using cookies to spread the joy’: These financial professionals are using tricks to cut down on their holiday spending ‘It’s more important to make sure I don’t have any financial stress coming out of the holidays.’ Read More Make the most of Cyber Monday with a smart […]

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Fed eyes slower rate hikes as recession threat grows

Senior officials at the Federal Reserve expect smaller increases in interest rates will “soon be appropriate” as the threat of recession grows. Although the Fed still expects rates to rise higher than previously forecast, senior officials are unsure just how much further they will go up. Slower rate hikes, they say, would give them more […]

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Moody’s sees debt loads of large Latin American sovereigns likely staying high By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen outside the Moody’s Corporation headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 12, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday said the debt loads of large Latin American sovereigns will likely stay high, constraining governments’ ability to support economic growth. The ratings agency added […]