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Consumer spending dropped during the holiday season—just as the Fed hoped

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https://qz.com/consumer-spending-dropped-during-the-holiday-season-1850039947

Consumer spending was down 0.2% in December compared to the previous month, according to data released by the US Department of Commerce on Jan. 27. That compares with a decline of 0.1% in November. US consumer spending is what drives future economic growth.

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How an executive accepted her differences and increased her belonging

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https://qz.com/how-an-executive-moved-past-her-disability-and-increase-1849929910

“What do you do about your disability?” I was surprised by the question from my college career counselor. As they peered over my shoulder while I completed my career aptitude test, I looked myself up and down for a sign of what was guiding her question. Finally, I took a deep breath and asked, “what disability?”

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Africa will outperform the world in economic growth, AfDB projects

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https://qz.com/africa-will-outperform-the-world-in-economic-growth-af-1850039139

In the inaugural release of a report dubbed ‘Africa’s Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook’ released on Jan.19, the African Development Bank Group reported that “growth across all five African regions was positive in 2022 and the outlook for 2023–24 is projected to be stable.”

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India needs to rethink the way it monitors air quality

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https://qz.com/india-needs-to-rethink-the-way-it-monitors-air-quality-1850039028

For India, rising air pollution levels have always been a concern from local, national, and global viewpoints. As a result, the country is now working to reduce pollution levels down to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (pdf) (NAAQS) through various government initiatives.

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