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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on New Marlborough Meeting House—”preserving history, celebrating cultural creativity”

Almost two hundred years later, the Meeting House is still celebrated as a sacred space vibrant with programming to serve the local and surrounding communities.

CAPITAL IDEAS: The first five days

My concern is that the Fed will begin to gain comfort in the functioning of short-term interest rates, then decide to reduce the balance sheet just before a shock coincides with less liquidity and super-high stock valuations.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Recession odds lowering

Anxious as I may be, I know that I must be flexible in my thinking, and data is more important than fear.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Schoolin’ ya

Dalton -- A month ago I reported on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan for Social Security. Without going into the detail of all the caveats...

CAPITAL IDEAS: Cuts like a knife

Some Fed officials want another cut this year, and others could be convinced to do so if the economic data weakens. The Fed has continued to repeat the line that any decision made — cut, stay or hike — will be “data dependent.”

CAPITAL IDEAS: Interest rate whiplash

Last week the Fed pivoted so quickly that all of us watching the press conference got whiplash. The Fed went from expecting two hikes in 2019 to zero. (It did maintain its estimate of one hike in 2020.)

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