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Macro Briefing: 15 October 2021

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* President Biden signs bill to lift US debt ceiling through December* Powell’s prospects for 2nd term at Fed dented but not derailed* Brent oil futures top a barrel for first time since October 2018* Microsoft plans to close LinkedIn in China, citing onerous regulations* United Auto Workers strike at John Deere, first time in 35 years* US workers appear to be revolting against low pay and underpay* State-run oil firms filling output gap left by lower production at Western firms* SEC set to allow first US bitcoin futures fund to start trading* Prices paid to US producers eased in September* US jobless claims fell to a new pandemic low last week:

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* President Biden signs bill to lift US debt ceiling through December
* Powell’s prospects for 2nd term at Fed dented but not derailed
* Brent oil futures top $85 a barrel for first time since October 2018
* Microsoft plans to close LinkedIn in China, citing onerous regulations
* United Auto Workers strike at John Deere, first time in 35 years
* US workers appear to be revolting against low pay and underpay
* State-run oil firms filling output gap left by lower production at Western firms
* SEC set to allow first US bitcoin futures fund to start trading
* Prices paid to US producers eased in September
* US jobless claims fell to a new pandemic low last week:

Macro Briefing: 15 October 2021

James Picerno
James Picerno is a financial journalist who has been writing about finance and investment theory for more than twenty years. He writes for trade magazines read by financial professionals and financial advisers. Over the years, he’s written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg Markets, Mutual Funds, Modern Maturity, Investment Advisor, Reuters, and his popular finance blog, The CapitalSpectator.

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