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    1. Live news updates from June 22: Powell warns US recession is ‘certainly a possibility’, Scholz rules out return to normal relations with Russia | Financial Times

      Live news updates from June 22: Powell warns US recession is ‘certainly a possibility’, Scholz rules out return to normal relations with Russia | Financial Times

      Jay Powell has said a US recession is “certainly a possibility” and warned that avoiding a downturn now largely depends on factors outside the Federal Reserve’s control.

      In testimony to the Senate banking committee on Wednesday, the Fed chair acknowledged that it was now more challenging for the central bank to root out soaring inflation while maintaining a strong job market.

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    2. Stocks jump to close out second best week of 2022: S&P 500 gains 3.1%, Dow adds 800+ points

      Stocks jump to close out second best week of 2022: S&P 500 gains 3.1%, Dow adds 800+ points

      US stocks rose Friday, with the S&P 500 ending a three-week losing streak as investors digested Federal Reserve officials' latest affirmations that they remained committed to bringing down inflation.

      The S&P 500 rose by more than 3%, logging a back-to-back day of gains and its first weekly advance since late May. The S&P 500's more than 6% weekly advance also marked its second best of 2022 to date. The Dow rose by more than 800 points, or 2.7%, while the Nasdaq increased by more than 3.3% as tech shares rebounded. The major averages held onto gains even after a closely watched print on consumer sentiment was revised down to a fresh record low, as Americans continued to grapple with elevated inflation. However, the survey also showed consumers' one-year inflation expectations eased from a multi-decade high.

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    3. New Reports Suggest Home Prices Could Begin Dropping Soon

      New Reports Suggest Home Prices Could Begin Dropping Soon

      Home prices rose by 20.6% year-over-year in March of 2022, marking the largest increase in the 30 years of record-keeping, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies tabulations of CoStar and CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices data.

      Rent prices have also skyrocketed, further widening the wealth gap between owners and renters in America, and making homeownership out of reach for nearly four million Americans in the past year.

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    4. To fight Sky-High Inflation, the Federal Reserve Just Raised Interest Rates Three Times Faster Than Usual — And the Most Since 1994

      To fight Sky-High Inflation, the Federal Reserve Just Raised Interest Rates Three Times Faster Than Usual — And the Most Since 1994

      The Federal Reserve escalated its fight against again on Wednesday, passing the largest one-time rate increase since 1994.

      The central bank lifted its benchmark interest rate by 0.75 percentage points following the conclusion of its June policy meeting. The rate's range now sits between 1.50% and 1.75%, matching the range seen just before the pandemic crash of early 2020.

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    5. Bill Gates Says NFTs Are Based on 'Greater Fool Theory'

      Bill Gates Says NFTs Are Based on 'Greater Fool Theory'

      The tech billionaire dismissed digital assets — particularly NFTs — as "100% based on greater fool theory" while speaking at a climate conference hosted by TechCrunch on Tuesday. In essence: the assets will only go up in price so long as enough investors are willing to pay more for them, making the assets void of any real value when investors aren't present.

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    6. Gas Station Starts Selling Gas for a Whopping $8 per Gallon: 'I Just Find That Absolutely Insane'

      Gas Station Starts Selling Gas for a Whopping $8 per Gallon: 'I Just Find That Absolutely Insane'

      It looks like there might be more bad news for travelers looking to road trip it this summer — especially if they're coming from the West Coast.

      One California gas station seems to have defied all odds after beginning to charge over $8 per gallon of regular gas.

      To put that in perspective, for an average small-sized car that can hold 12 gallons of gas per full tank, the price to fill up would be $96.

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    7. The Future of the Stock Market: Why Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Warns 'Brace Yourself' for Economic 'Hurricane'

      The Future of the Stock Market: Why Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Warns 'Brace Yourself' for Economic 'Hurricane'

      Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

      The has faced a whirlwind of recent pressures contributing to investment uncertainty and steep falls in the . The market losses at the hand of factors like , the conflict in Russia and Ukraine and rising interest rates has prompted predictions as to what exactly comes next for the global economy as these opposing factors reach their boiling point.

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    8. Prepping for the next phase of stimulus fraud probes

      Prepping for the next phase of stimulus fraud probes

      Take this as a cautionary note, C-suite financial executives: We are now living through version 2.0 of COVID-19 stimulus related investigations. Federal authorities appear to be operating under a strong mandate to ferret out perceived fraud and abuse in the oft-confusing world of COVID-19 stimulus programs, and they are no longer going after only the low-hanging fruit.

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    9. Looming Price Hikes on Food Set to Hit Americans This Fall

      Looming Price Hikes on Food Set to Hit Americans This Fall

      In its effort to contain inflation , the Federal Reserve has launched what many expect to be an ongoing series of interest rate increases, which are already taking a toll on stock and housing markets, with job losses likely to follow. As weary as Americans have become from paying record high gas and grocery prices, however, another round of price hikes is making its way through the food supply chain and is expected to reach consumers this fall.

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    10. New college grads targeted by scammers

      New college grads targeted by scammers

      As new college graduates are navigating many life changes, scammers are eager to take advantage of their inexperience. The Better Business Bureau recently offered a few to help new grads avoid common scams. Know the terms of your student loans. One of the most common ways scammers target college graduates is with fake loan forgiveness opportunities.

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    11. What if You Come Up Short in Retirement? - FEDweek

      What if You Come Up Short in Retirement? - FEDweek

      What if, at retirement, you find out that your retirement income will not be enough to let you continue to have the standard of living that you enjoyed before retirement? Many financial planners suggest that you shoot for 80% of your pre-retirement income after you have retired. This 80% number comes primarily from the fact that, in retirement, you will not be paying payroll taxes (e.g., Social Security, Medicare, etc.

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    12. The Fed’s favorite inflation measure rose 4.9% in April in a sign that price increases could be slowing

      The Fed’s favorite inflation measure rose 4.9% in April in a sign that price increases could be slowing

      The core personal consumption expenditures price index, the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge, rose 4.9% from a year ago in April, in line with estimates and a deceleration from March.
      Personal income rose slightly less than expected, but spending beat estimates as consumers tapped savings.
      Headline PCE rose just 0.2%, a sharp reduction from March’s 0.9% increase.

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    13. Social Security for self-employed: How to get this benefit? - Opera News

      Social Security for self-employed: How to get this benefit? - Opera News

      Find out how Social Security works for the self-employed Social Security Administration officeSSA It's very common working for a company or a small business employer and they are the ones who pay your Social Security takes to the IRS. However, the recent years of the pandemic gave a lot of people the chance... Read Full Story

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    14. Top insurance mistakes that may hit your finances hard

      Top insurance mistakes that may hit your finances hard

      Credit Source Taking an adequate insurance cover before you start your investment journey is like laying a proper foundation before constructing a building. Like a building built without proper foundation may collapse, without having an adequate insurance cover, all your investments may get drained out. For any financial plan, the first act of action is taking an adequate insurance cover.

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    15. Does America need a Wealth Tax?

      Does America need a Wealth Tax?

      Does America need a Wealth Tax? The Wealth Tax debate will expand because America has more billionaires with more money after the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of US billionaires rose by 15% between 18 March 2020 and 10 March 2022, Americans for Tax Fairness estimates. The group estimates there were [614 US billionaires in March 2020](#gid=1259834744) and 704 billionaires in March 2022. Total US billionaires’ wealth grew from $2.948 trillion on 18 March 2020 to $4.621 trillion on 10 March 2022.

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    16. 3 Social Security Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making - NewsBreak

      3 Social Security Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making - NewsBreak

      Reading up on Social Security is most likely not your idea of a fun afternoon. And who could blame you? But if you don't take the time to learn about Social Security , you could end up making a big mistake that hurts you financially once the time comes to claim benefits. Here are a few such blunders you might make accidentally -- but regret after the fact. 1.

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    17. Wages up to $147,000 are currently taxed for Social Security. How that could change

      Wages up to $147,000 are currently taxed for Social Security. How that could change

      Wages up to $147,000 are currently taxed for Social Security. How that could change Golibtolibov | Istock | Getty Images Taxing the wealthy is a big topic in Washington these days. President Joe Biden recently proposed in his 2023 annual budget a so-called billionaire minimum income tax that would increase levies on the country’s wealthiest households.

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    18. Life insurance for young adults: How do you know what policy to buy, and when?

      Life insurance for young adults: How do you know what policy to buy, and when?

      This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet . Young adults have an upper hand when buying life insurance — they typically qualify for low-cost coverage due to their long life expectancies. But despite this advantage, a new survey by NerdWallet shows that younger generations are more likely than their elders to have hesitations about buying coverage. Sarah Fitch, a 23-year-old communication specialist in Ohio, finds the idea of buying life insurance overwhelming.

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    19. Factors To Keep In Mind While Online Shopping

      Factors To Keep In Mind While Online Shopping

      There are several advantages to shopping online. Shopping online instead of going to the store can help you avoid the traffic, compare prices, and get better deals, so do it instead. Different online stores use coupons to build loyalty among customers by giving them a discount as a reward to keep them coming back to the store. Like, many different websites DontPayFull.com also provides free coupons and discount offers to consumers doing their shopping online.

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    20. Everything You Need to Know About a Retirement Plan

      Everything You Need to Know About a Retirement Plan

      This story originally appeared on Due When employed, you get remuneration for your services. This income is considered an active income, which means it is correlated to your efforts. As long as you serve a company, you will be paid. Due - Due There is a limit to working age. So what happens when you retire? How do you survive post-retirement ? How do you save enough? This article covers these concerns and much more. What Is a Pension Plan?

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