Category: Economic Trends

The Hill, Finance | October 5, 2022

US mortgage rates hit 16-year high

Mortgage rates reached a 16-year high last week, further dampening demand from home buyers, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association released Wednesday. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose…

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The Arab Weekly | October 5, 2022

UN warns against dangers of Iraqi political crisis, foreign intervention

She said corruption remained “a core feature of Iraq’s current political economy, built into every day transactions.”

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

Don’t rush to create an outbound investment review

There are ongoing discussions in Congress and the White House to build a federal program that will review and block American investments abroad. While the idea comes from a good…

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Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), General | October 5, 2022

Multiplier Madness vs Laffer Lunacy: a guide to Trussonomics

It’s been a torrid two weeks, not just for the UK government, but also for those of us who support free-market economics. In my capacity as an Economics Professor (and…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

The energy crisis could fragment the European Union

In her State of the Union address on Sept. 14, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen emphasized European Union unity in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, noting that…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

The Hill's Morning Report — Trump heads to Arizona, Nevada as legal troubles mount

As Arizona and Nevada gear up to start their early voting processes in the coming days and weeks, both states are also expecting visits from former President Trump, who in…

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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) | October 5, 2022

Congress Passed Historic Innovation Legislation. Its Implementation Now Falls to the White House OSTP.

On September 22, the Senate confirmed Arati Prabhakar as White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) director, the first woman of color and immigrant to hold the position.…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

GOP seizes on Biden gaffes to attack competence

Republicans are seizing on recent gaffes from President Biden, putting a spotlight on his slip-ups to attack Biden’s competency ahead of both the midterms and a 2024 presidential race. The…

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The Arab Weekly | October 5, 2022

New social upheaval feared in Jordan as a result of economic crisis

No less than 80 percent of Jordanians believe that the economy of the country is going in the wrong direction.

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Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) | October 5, 2022

Fratelli D’Italia, l’Italia s’e´desta: General Election 2022

Fratelli D’Italia, l’Italia s’e´desta: General Election 2022 05 October 2022 The 25 September general elections in Italy are the result of a complex socio-political, institutional, and economic scenario that began…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

NotedDC — Republicans pushing for an upset in Colorado

Joe O’Dea (R) may be a long-shot in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in Colorado this fall, but the race has taken on increased importance amid lagging numbers for several…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

Republican narrowly leads Oregon governor's race: poll

Republican gubernatorial candidate Christine Drazan has a narrow 2-point lead over her Democratic rival in Oregon’s race, according to a new Emerson College Polling survey released Tuesday.  The poll found…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

On The Money — Job openings dive amid recession fears

New numbers show that interest rate hikes are beginning to cool the labor market. We’ll also look at global recession warnings, Janet Yellen’s recent comments on her future and Elon…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

Energy & Environment — Flint water crisis charges tossed

Charges have been dropped against seven people who had been implicated in the Flint water crisis. Meanwhile, a group of major oil producing countries considers a supply cut.   This is Overnight Energy…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

The help Puerto Rico needs

On Sept. 18, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria and as Puerto Rico prepared to commemorate the lives lost and reflect on the devastation caused by…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

New manmade coral reef deployed off coast of islands in hopes of restoring ocean ecosystem 

Story at a glance A new type of built coral reef has been deployed off the coast of Antigua and Barbuda.   Coral reef restoration project OceanShot designed the structures and…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

Global overload: How the world became overwhelmed

We all feel it. News is always about the unexpected, but this cycle of news is uncommonly grim, and we are all exhausted by it. Look around at the world, starting…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

Biden heads to New York, New Jersey to visit IBM, fundraise

President Biden on Thursday will travel to New York and New Jersey to promote his economic agenda, as well as making two fundraising stops ahead of the midterm elections. He…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

To save the climate, the Inflation Reduction Act is just the start

I understand why the Biden-Harris administration has taken to celebrating the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on national and international stages. The bill appropriates an unprecedented $369 billion dollars toward decarbonizing our energy supply, making…

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Mercatus Center | October 4, 2022

FTC on the Gig Economy: The Glass is Almost Empty | Truth on the Market

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Mercatus Center | October 4, 2022

Ignore The Market Overreaction: Liz Truss’s Economic Plan Deserves A Chance | Forbes

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Mercatus Center | October 4, 2022

The End of the Goldilocks Economy | The Hill

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The Hill, Columnists | October 4, 2022

Yellen dismisses reports she's leaving administration

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen dismissed recent reports in the media on Tuesday that she would be leaving the Biden administration. Yellen shut down the rumor at the 2022 Freedman’s Bank…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 4, 2022

Walker firestorm upends Georgia Senate race

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The Hill, Columnists | October 4, 2022

The climate crisis is here: Are we ready?

In Florida, Hurricane Ian ripped homes from their foundations, mangled boat docks and left at least 2.6 million people without power. Floridians shared pictures of flamingos sheltering from the storm…

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