President Biden is proposing a three-month federal gasoline tax holiday. He may want to appear to be doing something to address high inflation, which is both an economic concern and a growing political problem for his Administration. But suspending the gas tax is a terrible idea that, on the margin, will make inflation worse, not
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A shopper inside a women’s clothing store in the East Village neighborhood of Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. Kathryn Gamble | Bloomberg | Getty Images A widely followed consumer sentiment survey released Friday showed inflation expectations have eased slightly. The University of Michigan’s Surveys of Consumers said consumers expect inflation to rise
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President Joe Biden remarks on efforts to lower high gas prices at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2022. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden has called on Congress to put a three-month federal gas tax holiday in place to help ease the financial pain drivers
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Topline The stock market rebounded strongly on Friday, posting its first positive week this month as recession fears subsided somewhat thanks to positive economic data suggesting that inflation may have peaked, while some experts expressed optimism about the health of the economy. Key Facts Stocks snapped a three-week losing streak on Friday: The Dow Jones
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