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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell looks on after taking the oath of office for his second term at the helm of the central bank at the Fed's headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 23.

The Fed delivers biggest interest rate hike in decades to combat surging inflation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Federal Reserve escalated its battle against inflation Wednesday, announcing the largest interest rate hike in 28 years as the central bank struggles to regain control over soaring consumer prices. The Fed raised its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point — the biggest hike since 1994. That follows… Read More

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Michael Regan speaks at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro, N.C.

EPA warns that even tiny amounts of chemicals found in drinking water pose risks

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected. The two compounds, known as PFOA and PFOS, have been voluntarily phased out by U.S. manufacturers, but there are a limited number… Read More

Social media exec Ryan Lytle shares heartfelt career advice

Posted on: Today’s guest, Ryan Lytle, is a leader in the field of social media and modern marketing. In the 12 years since college graduation, Ryan has moved up quickly through a series of terrific jobs. He won a “Social Presence” Webby at Mashable, and later oversaw social platform strategies for global media company Discovery, Inc…. Read More