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The Fed will raise rates again.  But that's playing with fire |  CNN Business

The Fed will raise rates again. But that’s playing with fire | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. New York CNN — The Federal Reserve is almost certain to announce on Wednesday that it will raise interest rates again. But investors are hoping it will be a smaller increase than the …

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Buyers dip into their savings and go into debt.  This could cause a holiday hangover |  CNN Business

Buyers dip into their savings and go into debt. This could cause a holiday hangover | CNN Business

New York CNN — Despite high inflation and recession fears, the holiday shopping season seems to be off to a good start. Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday sales were strong as Americans were lured by deep discounts. Although consumer spending is slowing, it remains surprisingly resilient. The problem, however, is that many Americans’ paychecks are …

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Mortgage rates fall for the fourth consecutive week |  CNN Business

Mortgage rates fall for the fourth consecutive week | CNN Business

CNN — Mortgage rates fell again this week, falling for the fourth week in a row. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.33% in the week ending December 8, down from 6.49% the previous week, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate was 3.10%. Mortgage rates have risen for most of 2022, …

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Who are the avid beaver party buyers without being bothered by inflation?  Generation Z |  CNN Business

Who are the avid beaver party buyers without being bothered by inflation? Generation Z | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — There’s at least one group of shoppers who are enthusiastically hitting the malls this holiday season — and they don’t seem too bothered by the pesky inflation eating away at their discretionary dollars. They’re Gen Z. And how they buy matters. This cohort of consumers born between 1997 and 2012 …

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Europe agrees to cap Russian oil price at $60 a barrel |  CNN Business

Europe agrees to cap Russian oil price at $60 a barrel | CNN Business

London CNN Business — The European Union reached a consensus on the price at which to cap Russian oil just days before its ban on most imports took effect. News of the deal, which had required the approval of recalcitrant Poland, was confirmed on Twitter by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, marking a …

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Europe agrees to cap Russian oil price at $60 a barrel |  CNN Business

Europe agrees to cap Russian oil price at $60 a barrel | CNN Business

London CNN Business — The European Union reached a consensus on the price at which to cap Russian oil just days before its ban on most imports took effect. News of the deal, which had required the approval of recalcitrant Poland, was confirmed on Twitter by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, marking a …

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China fuels markets as protests erupt over Covid lockdowns |  CNN Business

China fuels markets as protests erupt over Covid lockdowns | CNN Business

hong kong CNN Business — China’s major stock indexes and its currency opened sharply lower on Monday as widespread protests over the country’s tough Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend rattled investor sentiment. Hong Kong Hang Seng Index (HSI) fell 4.2% in early trading. It has since pared some losses and last traded 2% lower. The …

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Mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row |  CNN Business

Mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row | CNN Business

Mortgage rates fell again this week, after plunging nearly half a percentage point last week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.58% in the week ending Nov. 23, down from 6.61% the previous week, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate was 3.10%. Mortgage rates have risen for most of 2022, boosted …

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Chicken prices are finally starting to come down.  You can thank busy roosters |  CNN Business

Chicken prices are finally starting to come down. You can thank busy roosters | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — Over the past year, while some meat prices have fallen, chicken prices have remained stubbornly high. High demand, supply issues and even breeding issues with underperforming roosters kept the pressure on. The supply shortage has even prompted some restaurants, like Wingstop, to experiment with less popular items like thighs. But …

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