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Fed favors gradual rate approach: US central bank chief

Fed Chief Jerome Powell Goes Populist

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell wants to make America’s central bank easier to understand and more open to the public.

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Texas Town Goes Silent Amid Allegations of Secrecy and Cronyism

Officials in one Texas city went silent over allegations of secrecy and cronyism in a questionable closed-door garbage collection deal. The deal overcharged local businesses for years and the city fizzled on its promises to look into the matter for its taxpayers.

Italian Virginia Raggi, Five Star Movement (M5S) candidate for the election of Rome's mayor attends a campaign meeting on June 3, 2016 at Piazza del Popolo in Rome. The first round of the Municipal elections will be held on June 5. / AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read …

Rome’s New Populist Mayor: ‘Just Call Me Virginia’

After taking Rome by storm in a resounding landslide victory in last Sunday’s mayoral race, Virginia Raggi has been unofficially dubbed “Her Majesty the Pope” on greeting her adoring fans with a wave reminiscent of a papal blessing.