The large technology firms that dominate the public stock markets are at the extreme edge of a broader trend in American corporate life. Over the last half-century, the biggest American companies have captured a fatter share of profits produced by public companies, according to research from Kathleen M. Kahle, a University of Arizona finance professor, and René M. Stulz, an economist at Ohio State University.
Economists were split almost 50/50 until a grim-looking survey of inflation expectations yesterday shifted a few back towards picking a cut.
Some economists have also warned the proposed hikes go beyond similar moves in Australia and may be detrimental to economic growth.
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