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'Stop The Outrageous ESG Assessments': Why Elon Musk Calls It A 'Total Gaming Of The System'   
May 09, 2022
Source: Benzinger - Tesla, Linc released its 2021 Impact Report on Friday, wherein the electric vehicle maker made the argument that current environment, social and governance (ESG) methodologies are fundamentally flawed.
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A feeling of economic doom is going around. And there isn’t much we can do other than sit back and watch   
May 09, 2022
Source: CNN Politics - There are plenty of reasons for that feeling of economic doom that’s going around: Worst start for the stock market in 80-plus years; Highest inflation in 40-plus years. Largest single interest rate hike in 20-plus years. Dimmest...
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Grid operators warn of electricity shortage amid switch to renewables: Report   
May 09, 2022
Source: Fox News - "I am concerned about it," MISO Chief Executive John Bear told the Wall Street Journal in a report Sunday. "As we move forward, we need to know that when you put a solar panel or a wind turbine up, it’s not the same as a thermal...
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America’s job growth is starting to slow   
May 06, 2022
Source: CNN Business - The days of millions of job gains per month are behind us and the US labor market recovery has moved into a new phase, complete with new challenges: It’s not that companies don’t want to hire, it’s that there were nearly two...
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Oil giant Shell reports highest quarterly profit since 2008 on soaring commodity prices   
May 06, 2022
Source: CNBC - Oil giant Shell on Thursday reported its highest quarterly profit since 2008 on soaring commodity prices, fueling calls for a one-off windfall tax on oil and gas companies to help U.K. households with spiraling energy bills.
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BoE flags risk of recession and 10% inflation as it raises rates again   
May 06, 2022
Source: Reuters - The Bank of England sent a stark warning that Britain risks a double-whammy of a recession and inflation above 10% as it raised interest rates on Thursday to their highest since 2009, hiking by quarter of a percentage point to 1%.
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Making the Business Case for ESG   
May 06, 2022
Source: Knowledge at Wharton - Wharton’s Katherine Klein talks with Wharton management professor Witold Henisz about how investors can evaluate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria and why they should deeply engage with firms if they want to...
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The Fed is owning the inflation problem   
May 06, 2022
Source: Axios - He started the session by staring into the camera and telling the American people that inflation is too high and the Fed is determined to bring it down. Later, when asked a question about what other branches of government could...
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US worker productivity fell at the fastest rate in nearly 75 years   
May 06, 2022
Source: CNN - US labor productivity tumbled by 7.5% in the first quarter of 2022 – the largest decline in worker output per hour since 1947, according to Labor Department data released Thursda
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Market panic ensues because of Biden and Powell’s inflation incoherence   
May 06, 2022
Source: NY Post - Fed chairs have historically been inscrutable when talking in public, leaning on something called “Fedspeak.” By talking in riddles, financial markets don’t overreact to your every word.
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