Fed minutes show the urgency of raising interest rates to tame high inflation

Federal Reserve officials thought they should raise interest rates by half a percentage point at each of their next two meetings when they approved a hike at their meeting earlier this month. Minutes from the Fed’s May 3-4 meeting, released Wednesday, show officials discussing the possibility that they would raise interest rates to levels high … Read more

Critics say Biden wants gas prices to remain high to expedite transition to clean energy – KOMO News

Critics say Biden wants gas prices to remain high to expedite transition to clean energyKOMO News Americans sound off on gas prices after Biden says they’re part of ‘an incredible transition’Fox Business Biden is ‘obsessed’ with lowering ‘outrageous’ gas prices, but presidents do not control prices, says Energy SecretaryCNN Biden’s gas gaffe proves he’s out … Read more

Starbucks leaving Russian market, shutting down 130 stores – KOMO News

Starbucks leaving Russian market, shutting down 130 storesKOMO News Starbucks is leaving Russia for goodCNN Starbucks will exit Russia after 15 years, closing 130 licensed cafesCNBC Starbucks to exit Russia business amid Russia-Ukraine wasCNBC Television Starbucks exits Russia, shutting down 130 coffee shopsNPR View Full Coverage on Google News

Clarkston Farmer’s Market Moving to Thursday Evenings; First Market of 2022 Scheduled for June 2 | Local

CLARKSTON – Beginning this summer, the Clarkston Farmer’s Market is moving to a new day and time! The Clarkston Farmer’s Market will now be held on Thursday evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 pm In the past, the Market was held on Saturday’s from 8:00 am – noon. The first Farmer’s Market of the year is … Read more

Inflation is rising, but fans are paying for NBA, NFL, other sports tickets

People are changing their spending habits as prices surge at rates not seen in four decades, making choices that favor experiences. That means big demand for live sports. Demand for sports attendance is usually “unresponsive to price changes,” said Dennis Coates, a sports economics professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “Good times, bad … Read more

Something shiny: Chihuly Garden and Glass celebrates 10 years

I’ve admired it from afar for way too long now. For years, I’ve walked the grounds of the Seattle Center, passing it by. Each time, I told myself that I did not have time for a visit. Perhaps you can relate. Maybe you promised yourself that one day, you’d make time to explore Chihuly Garden … Read more

DHS pauses work of Disinformation Governance Board

DHS pauses work of Disinformation Governance Board – CBS News Watch CBS News Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has put the highly criticized Disinformation Governance Board on hold after just three weeks. The board’s executive director, Nina Jankowicz, also resigned, citing death threats over her role. CBS News homeland security and justice reporter … Read more

Biden administration considers lifting China tariffs to cut inflation – WKRC TV Cincinnati

Biden administration considers lifting China tariffs to cut inflationWKRC TV Cincinnati Some tariffs on China are harming families and businesses, Janet Yellen saysCNN Yellen confirms she is pressing Biden for some China tariff reductionsReuters Retailers press Biden to lift China tariffs to fight inflationThe Hill Biden lifting China tariffs another ‘gimmick,’ Sen. Bill Hagerty saysFox … Read more