Fed officials nod to March rate hike as inflation drumbeat grows louder By Reuters


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By Lindsay (NYSE:) Dunsmuir and Ann Saphir

(Reuters) – Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard on Thursday became the latest and most senior U.S. central banker to signal that interest rates will rise in March to battle inflation that’s eroding the value of workers’ recent wage gains and putting policymakers under a political spotlight.

The Fed “has projected several rate hikes over the course of the year,” Brainard told the Senate Banking Committee, which is considering her nomination by U.S. President Joe Biden to become the Fed’s vice chair.

“We will be in a position to do that … as soon as our purchases

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How to Start a Conversation When Networking

Knowing what to say is a big part of being successful at a networking event. Opening lines are important conversation starters. But that’s just one way to start an interesting conversation with a stranger. Here’s everything that you need to know that leads to a business connection.

Why Conversation Starters are so Important

An effective conversation starter establishes common ground with that other person. This is small talk that can lead to more B2B networking for you. If done right, a conversation can generate genuine interest in what you’ve got to sell.

The right conversation starters are sales techniques.

Tips for Starting a Conversation at Networking Events

But you need to know how to start a conversation at one of these events. Following are 7 things that will lead to a good first impression.

The Right Body Language Leads to a Conversation

Non verbal cues foster an engaging conversation. Research

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Siloam Hospital Provides Education to Prevent Omicron Variants

Research to understand more about the new variant of the corona virus, namely variant B.1.1. 529 or Omicron is still being pursued by world researchers.

A number of aspects of research were carried out on rates of infection and symptoms including the effectiveness of vaccines and treatment. Diagnostic tests are carried out so that efforts to prevent the spread are optimal.

In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO), provides a number of recommendations for actions for countries and individuals to take steps to prevent Omicron variants.

Siloam Hospitals, as a health service industry company, is also trying to prevent and collaborate in researching new variants of the Corona Omicron virus.

Comprehensive educational efforts are broadcast simultaneously through three live Instagram accounts, namely Siloam Hospitals, Siloam Hospitals Lippo Village and Siloam Hospitals Surabaya. The health education was entitled ‘Already Vaccine, Can You Still Get Omicron?’ with the resource person, Dr. dr Read More

Biden to urge Senate Democrats to unify to pass voting-rights bill By Reuters

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By Richard Cowan and Jeff Mason

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Thursday will make a personal plea to U.S. Senate Democrats to unite to change the chamber’s rules to pass voting-rights reform, a day after the Senate’s top Republican launched a blistering attack on the initiative.

Passions are high in Washington as former President Donald Trump’s false claims that his 2020 election defeat was the result of fraud inspire a wave of new restrictions on voting in Republican-controlled states.

Democrats see their voting rights bills as a last chance to counter that wave ahead of the Nov. 8 elections, when they run the risk of losing their narrow majorities in at least one chamber of Congress.

But they remain divided on how to get around the chamber’s “filibuster https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/us-senate-democrats-mull-ending-filibuster-pass-voting-rights-reform-2022-01-11” rule, which

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How Tutor Doctor Tailors Education to Both Online and In-Person Students

All kids learn differently. And the education industry has experienced lots of challenges over the past couple of years. So the importance of individualized tutoring is more clear than ever.

Luckily, that’s exactly what Tutor Doctor provides. Read all about the company’s unique franchise model in this week’s Small Business Spotlight.

What the Business Does

Offers personalized tutoring services.

President Frank Milner told Small Business Trends, “This includes helping students prepare for standardized exams such as the SAT and ACT, as well as academic subjects such as English, math, science, and foreign languages. Realizing that the classroom setting is often not enough to unlock the potential of each individual, we offer both in-home and online tutoring sessions to build confidence and reach goals.

Business Niche

Taking a holistic approach for each student.

Milner says, “Rather than randomly pairing a tutor with a student, we learn about every student’s needs and

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Citi to exit Mexican consumer banking business in strategy revamp By Reuters

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By David Henry

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Citigroup Inc will exit its Citibanamex consumer banking business in Mexico, ending a two-decade-long retail effort that was the last of its consumer banking ventures outside the United States, the bank said on Tuesday.

Citi said it intends to focus its consumer banking business on global wealth as well as payments and lending and a targeted retail presence in the U.S.

The exit does not include Citigroup (NYSE:)’s institutional business in the country.

Citigroup’s Chief Executive Officer Jane Fraser, who took up the role in 2021, is reshaping the business, whose valuation has lagged behind rivals. She has committed to simplifying the bank, exiting businesses no longer seen as part of its core strategy. The bank is already pulling its consumer

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