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How the Federal Reserve Got So Powerful | WSJ


The Federal Reserve is central to the U.S. economy today, and it’s controlled by just 12 people. Its monetary policies can lower inflation or even spark a recession.

Why It’s So Tough To Determine An Electric Vehicle’s Range -CNBC


Since the Environmental Protection Agency was founded in 1970, one of its primary tasks has been testing gas burning vehicles - both to see how much they pollute and to tell consumers how many miles per gallon they are liable to get in a car.

How The Cellphone Market Is Transforming | CNBC


CNBC Marathon explores how the cellphone market is transforming. Made in China. It’s a common phrase known by many. Cellphones, TV screens & game consoles are just some of the millions of electronics manufactured and imported from China to the U.S. daily.

How Working Hours May Be a Recession Indicator | WSJ


Employees are actually working fewer hours as hiring booms, which could be a sign of incoming layoffs and a possible recession. The current average number of hours worked a week by private-sector employees in jobs like construction, retail and more.

China, Elon Musk and the Space Race to Launch Thousands of Satellites | WSJ U.S. vs. China


To keep up with Elon Musk’s Starlink and the U.S., China plans to launch thousands of broadband satellites into low-Earth orbit. Of the roughly 8,000 functioning satellites in orbit, about 55% belong to SpaceX’s Starlink.

How Empty Offices Become Apartments In The U.S. -CNBC


Some U.S. mayors are loosening up rules that determine how developers convert office buildings into apartment complexes. The conversion trend sped up in the 2020s, as the pandemic remote work boom reshaped cities.

Why Citibank Branches Are Closing Around The World -CNBC


After the company’s collapse during the 2008 recession, Citi’s stock has continuously struggled. Shares of the company saw more than a 30% drop over the last 5 years.

Why Americans Are Obsessed With Peanut Butter


Since its commercial success in the early 1900s, peanut butter has become a mainstay in American pantries. It is mainly due to its affordability, convenience and taste.

Why Passenger Train Manufacturing Is Booming In The U.S -CNBC


The United States ranks below many industrialized nations when it comes to ridership on its passenger rail, but investment in U.S. rail is picking up.

What Happened To Skype -CNBC


At its height, Skype – a telecommunications app founded by Scandinavian entrepreneurs Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, and Estonian engineers Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, Jaan Tallinn and Toivo Annus – had 560 million registered users.

Why Apple Is Betting Big On Making iPhones In India -CNBC


It took seven years for Tim Cook to visit India again after traveling to the fast-growing country in 2016. Last April, the Apple CEO visited New Delhi and Mumbai to open two flagship stores, one in each city.

Why Delta Spent $1 Billion To Upgrade Wi-Fi On Its Planes -CNBC


Airplane Wi-Fi has been around for decades but its reliability and speeds can vary widely depending on the airline, the route and the type and age of the aircraft.

Why Core Inflation Is Rising in the U.K., But Falling in Other Economies | WSJ


Core inflation in the U.K. keeps rising while falling or flatlining in other major economies like the U.S. Even though the U.K.’s headline inflation is down, core inflation continues to climb as its consumer-price index rose to 7.1% in May.

How AI Took Center Stage In The Hollywood Writers' Strike -CNBC


After failing to reach a contract resolution with the studio association, more than 11,000 film and television writers remain on strike.

How A Lawsuit Inspired Apple’s Most Iconic Sounds -CNBC Make It


From the start-up sound to the camera click, here's how sound designer Jim Reekes created the Apple sounds you hear every day.

The Rise And Fall Of Goldman Sachs' Marcus -CNBC


Saying the name out loud conjures images of Ivy League-educated investment bankers in tailored suits managing money for the wealthiest of the wealthy. Or closing deals in high-rise corporate offices. Advising the wealthiest of the wealthy.

Where’s Worse For Your Wallet: New York or London? -CNBC


New York ranked one of the most expensive cities in the world in 2022 whereas London ranked 28th, according to Worldwide Cost of Living 2022 from Economist Intelligence.

What Boeing vs. Airbus Plane Orders Reveal About Aviation's Future | WSJ


Boeing and Airbus are locked in a battle to secure airlines’ orders for their planes as Paris Air Show 2023 draws to a close. Massive orders from Air India, Riyadh Air and IndiGo have already been placed with these plane manufacturers.

Can Burger King Make A Comeback? -CNBC


In September 2022, Burger King owner Restaurant Brands International announced the chain’s $400 million Reclaim the Flame plan. Now the No. 3 burger chain behind McDonald’s and Wendy’s.

How Charles Schwab Quietly Became The Biggest, Public U.S. Brokerage -CNBC


Charles Schwab is the largest public brokerage in the U.S., a leading provider for financial advisors, a top ETF asset manager and one of the biggest banks.