WSJ Opinion: Hits and Misses of the Week

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3:47 p.m. Today -
House sends Juneteenth bill to Biden's deskThe House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday.
2:58 p.m. Today - By Brett Arends
Social Security checks on track for their biggest annual boost since 2009Some modestly good news — if recent trends continue.
2:36 p.m. Today -
Justice Department drops Barr-era suit against John Bolton over 2020 book critical of TrumpThe Trump administration sued last year to block the release of Bolton's book, "The Room Where It Happened," and to recover copies of the book that had already been distributed.
2:03 p.m. Today -
The Fed Finally Acknowledged the Booming Economy. It's Still Ignoring Bubbles. Stocks dipped and bond yields rose after Federal Reserve officials indicated they would raise interest rates sooner than they expected to rope in inflation.
1:26 p.m. Today - By Greg Robb
Fed, alert to risks of higher inflation, now sees two interest rate hikes in 2023The Federal Reserve penciled in two interest rate hikes for 2023 at its policy meeting on Wednesday but said it still viewed inflation as transitory.
1:13 p.m. Today -
Fed Rattles Markets With New Timeline for Rate Increases The surprise move shows the central bank is serious about roping in hotter-than-expected inflation—sooner rather than later.
12:55 p.m. Today - By Weston Blasi
What is Juneteenth?Nearly 3 in 10 U.S. adults say they know 'nothing at all' about Saturday's June 19 holiday.
12:31 p.m. Today -
Biden administration extends Title IX protections to transgender studentsThe U.S. Education Department on Wednesday expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students, a move that reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports.
12:27 p.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Dow books 3-day losing streak after Fed's Powell delivers slightly 'hawkish' update on monetary policyU.S. stock indexes close lower Wednesday, as Wall Street reacted to Federal Reserve Chair Powell's optimistic tone on the U.S. economic recovery and a slightly "hawkish" policy update that raised inflation forecasts and brought forward the timing of an interest rate rise.
10:41 a.m. Today -
A Hawkish Fed Tanked the Stock Market. Why Bank Stocks Are Rising. Thirteen of 18 Fed governors see the first hike coming in 2023, not 2024.
10:09 a.m. Today - By MarketWatch
FOMC statement for JuneThe Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled it will raise interest rates sooner than it previously planned because of a strong economic recovery and rising inflation. The central bank indicated it could raise rates twice by 2023. Yet the Fed also expects inflation to wane from its recent highs and fall back toward 2%.
8:33 a.m. Today - By Zachary Karabell
What we all need to learn about U.S. history: America isn't a perfect union, neither is it the worst nation everAmerica's flawed search for itself begins with confronting its complex past and continues by embracing a more equitable, balanced, and humble culture.
7:35 a.m. Today -
Housing Starts Fall Short Again as 'Housing Supply' Looms Large According to the National Association of Realtors, an additional 5.5 to 6.8 million homes are needed to meet demand.
7:29 a.m. Today - By Jillian Berman
Biden administration cancels $500 million of student debt of scammed studentsThe 18,000 students attended ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit college that collapsed in 2016.
6:21 a.m. Today - By Jeffry Bartash
Builders break ground on more new homes in May, but U.S. housing starts disappoint again Construction on new homes rose slightly in May, but high lumber prices and labor shortages have stymied builders and could leave many customers frustrated as the busy U.S. summer home-buying season gets underway.
5:46 a.m. Today -
The Big Q: How Are Advisors Adjusting to Post-Pandemic Conditions? As Covid cases wane and vaccination rates climb, advisors are abandoning some health protocols while hanging on to some of the flexibility that worked well during the crisis.
5:26 a.m. Today - By Steve Goldstein
Economists and traders are divided on this one key element of the impending Fed decisionWhere the Federal Reserve could surprise, and where it definitely won't.
4:42 a.m. Today - By Greg Robb
Fed likely to make hawkish sounds but don't be fooledThe Fed may make some hawkish-sounding statements next week but they remain doves at heart and in practice, economists said Friday.
3:47 a.m. Today - By Levi Sumagaysay
Uber, Lyft drivers say new California law isn't solving their health-care needsCalifornia lawmakers join drivers' push for action, including at the federal level, by urging passage of the PRO Act and for the NLRB to classify gig workers as employees.
3:42 a.m. Today -
Why Today’s Fed Meeting Is So Important DraftKings stock falls on short seller’s report, companies differ on bringing employees back to the office, U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 600,000, and other news to start your day.
3:05 a.m. Today - By Alessandra Malito
Biden’s latest housing nominee could help all Americans — but especially older ones Perhaps the first priority: affordable housing across the country, one expert said
12:58 a.m. Today -
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6:15 p.m. June 15, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
An inflation storm is coming for the U.S. housing marketSome economists suggest the government may be misunderstanding the size of the problem.
6:14 p.m. June 15, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
I live in Seattle, but it's overrun with tech workers. Where can I move that has cheap homes --- and fast internet speeds?'We have a family member with a terminal illness and would like to get into a rambler making access easier — and hopefully we would have a smaller mortgage in the process.'
6:09 p.m. June 15, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Bankruptcy filings fell in 2021, but post-COVID 'shadow debt' may spell trouble'As the pandemic relief runs its course, however, mounting financial challenges may result in more households and companies seeking the shelter of bankruptcy.'
6:08 p.m. June 15, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Do you know how much your coworkers make? There may be a downside to finding outIn some cases 'pay transparency reduces the bargaining power of employees,' according to research circulated by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
5:52 p.m. June 15, 2021 -
Geneva rally in support of imprisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny on eve of Biden-Putin meeting U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to discuss the war in Ukraine and human rights in Russia, including Navalny's case, among an array of topics on the table for his meeting Wednesday with Russian opposite number Vladimir Putin.
4:55 p.m. June 15, 2021 -
Senate approves bill to create Juneteenth federal holidayThe Senate passed the bill under unanimous consent.
2:42 p.m. June 15, 2021 -
Biden rallies NATO allies ahead of Wednesday's tête-à-tête in Switzerland with Russia's PutinPresident Joe Biden used his first appearance at a NATO summit since taking office to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from provocative actions targeting the U.S. and its allies on Monday. NATO leaders joined the United States in formally accusing Moscow and Beijing of malign actions.
1:09 p.m. June 15, 2021 -
Supply and Demand Are Coming Back Into Balance. These 9 Charts Show How. The U.S. private sector may be out of practice at supplying and distributing goods to a booming consumer market in the midst of a pandemic, but it seems to be adapting remarkably well, writes Matthew C. Klein
12:41 p.m. June 15, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Americans gave a record amount to charity in 2020 — but it wasn’t all out of the goodness of their hearts and why nearly one in four teachers say they may quit
11:20 a.m. June 15, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Restaurants come back from brink as Americans spend more than ever eating outHow can you tell the pandemic is nearly over? Americans are spending more than ever at restaurants.
9:39 a.m. June 15, 2021 -
New York Lifts Most Covid Restrictions After Reaching Vaccination Goal Here's what you need to know to navigate the markets today.
8:16 a.m. June 15, 2021 - By Jack Denton
U.K. unemployment rate drops again, as British stocks open at highest level since February 2020The U.K. unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in the February to April period, government data showed, marking the fourth straight month of declines after the key labor measure was measured at 4.8% between January and March.
8:14 a.m. June 15, 2021 -
Morgan Stanley chief to bankers: If you want NYC salary, you need to be in NYCMorgan Stanley’s chief executive said he expects all New York City employees to be back at their desks by Labor Day — or they will face salary cuts.
7:58 a.m. June 15, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Wholesale prices jump again in May, PPI shows, and add to rising U.S. inflation U.S. wholesale prices jumped again in May for the fifth month in a row in a sign that inflationary pressures tied to the reopening of the U.S. economy are likely to persist through the summer.
7:28 a.m. June 15, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
High lumber prices and other barriers choke the confidence of home builders and home buyers Home builders are giddy about the soaring demand for new houses, but they're not so happy about high lumber prices, labor shortages and other barriers in their way.
7:11 a.m. June 15, 2021 -
Illinois chemical plant explosion, fires prompt evacuationsAn explosion at a northern Illinois chemical plant Monday morning sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air and debris raining onto the ground, prompting evacuations.
6:58 a.m. June 15, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
What the market wants to hear from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell Transitory, or not transitory? Therein lies the question that the Federal Reserve needs to answer on Wednesday, at the conclusion of the FOMC's two-day gathering.
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