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  1. Expectations about the future path of Federal Reserve interest-rate policy has been on a roller coaster this year and the next potential swoon could come Friday with the release of the Fed’s preferred inflation measure of consumer inflation.
  2. A new poll is offering fresh evidence that the U.S. economy’s strong performance isn’t resonating with many Americans, even as numerous conventional economic indicators are encouraging.
  3. The 2004 film brought home the idea that we are what we eat.
  4. With an estimated 62% of U.S. adults owning stocks, it becomes increasingly difficult to see how consumer demand can taper off by enough to bring down inflation.
  5. “We met several times in person, and he explained that once I gave him the money that I could trust him.”