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9 questions about interest rates you were too embarrassed to ask

This week, the Federal Reserve is meeting to decide whether to raise interest rates. Arguments about Fed decisions tend to get pretty deep pretty fast. What tends to get lost in the shuffle are the most fundamental and important issues: that a somewhat obscure government agency exercises enormous …

Federal Reserve

How the world saved the Fed from disaster

The Federal Reserve surprised exactly no one with its decision to hold fire on Wednesday. Observers, experts, and their dogs were all expecting Fed …

Investing

Community solar: An unlikely utility savior?

It’s no mystery that utility animosity for rooftop solar is as deeply entrenched as the animosity consumers often have toward their utilities.<p>Most …

Will the electricity grid become optional?

For years, low-cost solar-plus-battery systems were seen as a distant possibility at best, a fringe technology not likely to be a threat to …

North Africa

A panel of high-powered investors agreed that there's a word for people who don't know how to invest in emerging markets

It's "tourists."<p>You may have heard this word before. Economist and hedge fund manager Mark Dow famously coined the term "Macro Tourists" to describe investors who left the asset classes they knew to opine on macroeconomics topics.<p>There's more to it, though and the panelists — speaking at a talk …

Investing

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