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News August 1, 2023

Reuters: Instant view: Fitch downgrades U.S. foreign currency ratings to ‘AA+’ from ‘AAA’

"Wendy Edelberg, Director of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.: 'I'm surprised by the timing of the downgrade because I don't …
News August 1, 2023

Barron's: Fitch downgrades U.S. long-term foreign currency rating

“The decline in the average could carry some impact if investors or major funds have provisions regarding average ratings, said Wendy Edelberg, a senior fellow…
News July 27, 2023

The Washington Post: A year after Dobbs, House GOP proposes taking food from hungry babies

“Government officials have stuck to this commitment regardless of which part controlled the White House or either chamber of Congress, ‘even under Republican t…
News July 12, 2023

Financial Times: The new era of big government: Biden rewrites the rules of economic policy

“Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, says the objective is to engineer a ‘pretty speedy transition’ to electric vehi…
News July 12, 2023

CNN Business: Inflation just fell when rate hikes were paused. So why should the Fed keep hiking?

“They now have in hand evidence of a slowing labor market, a decline in goods prices excluding food and energy, roughly unchanged prices in an important catego…
News July 11, 2023

Straight Talk: Decision making, free expression, politics, & climate policy

“Hank welcomes Bob Rubin (Chairman Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations and 70th US Treasury Secretary) back to the podcast to discuss his new book The Yello…
News July 5, 2023

Bloomberg Government: Banning ‘junk foods’ from nutrition aid provokes partisan fight

“Most SNAP recipients use multiple forms of payment, like cash or debit cards, with their benefits. That means if recipients can’t buy sugary beverages or proc…
News July 3, 2023

Financial Times: Millions of US borrowers brace for the return of student debt payments

“Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, said some degree of economic cooling should be welcome, with consumer spending …
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