Peter Coy

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

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Economics Editor for Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine

Peter Coy on KCRW

The credit rating of Europe's second largest economy, France, was  downgraded  today by Standard & Poor's.

Euro Nations to Get Debt Downgrade

The credit rating of Europe's second largest economy, France, was downgraded today by Standard & Poor's.

from To the Point

The  Federal Reserve  said today that economic recovery is slower than it expected, but it still plans to end the $600 billion bond-buying program designed to provide stimulation.

Fed Says It's Done Enough to Stimulate Weak Economy

The Federal Reserve said today that economic recovery is slower than it expected, but it still plans to end the $600 billion bond-buying program designed to provide stimulation.

from To the Point

The big banks for precious metals have been meeting daily to set prices since 1897.  Now, gold has set an all-time record of $1518.20 an ounce, and silver's approaching the so-called…

Gold and Silver Prices Near Record Highs

The big banks for precious metals have been meeting daily to set prices since 1897.  Now, gold has set an all-time record of $1518.20 an ounce, and silver's approaching the so-called…

from To the Point

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In California, the “big lie” that fueled the January 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection — that Trump actually won the November election — continues to fester.

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California officials laid out new rules — or lack of them — for what reopening on June 15 means. Life will look a lot different than what we’ve been experiencing for well over a year

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The U.S. Supreme Court caused a stir this week when it agreed to weigh in on a case that could pose a direct challenge to Roe vs. Wade and access to abortion.

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One year after the murder of George Floyd, an event that catalyzed racial justice movements across the country, organizers in LA gathered at City Hall to encourage activists to…

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More than half of all American adults have been vaccinated, according to the Biden administration, and life is seemingly speeding back to normal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One year ago this week, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis at the hands of former police officer Derek Chauvin. The killing set off the largest civil rights movement the U.S.

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