Swamp Notes: What’s the Republican party’s position on abortion?
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2d ago
Donald Trump championed the reversal of Roe vs Wade. He even called himself the “most pro-life president” in US history. But with voters outraged by abortion restrictions, Trump and other Republicans are staking out a new position on the issue. The FT’s global business columnist, Rana Foroohar, and Washington bureau chief, James Politi, join to explain why. Mentioned in this podcast: Arizona court bans almost all abortions in Trump-Biden swing state Donald Trump says abortion law should be left to states Sign up for the FT’s Swamp Notes newsletter here Tell us what you’re thinking about the U ..read more
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Prime money markets funds are in trouble
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by Financial Times
3d ago
Three more US regulators have opened probes into Morgan Stanley, managers are planning to shut or convert US prime money market funds ahead of new regulations, and the European Central Bank held interest rates steady. Plus, sanctioned Russian oligarchs got a big win in a top EU court.  Mentioned in this podcast: EU’s sanctions regime in turmoil after oligarchs win legal battle Managers to shut or convert $220bn of US money market funds before rule change US allies urge Iran not to retaliate against Israel European Central Bank holds interest rates at 4% in contested decision Register for ..read more
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Higher for even longer
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by Financial Times
3d ago
Traders slashed bets on Federal Reserve interest rate cuts, the US audit regulator issued its biggest fine ever against KPMG, and the UK’s Lloyds Banking Group plans to cut jobs in risk management after an internal review found the function was a “blocker to our strategic transformation”. Mentioned in this podcast: Markets slash rate cut bets after US inflation rises to 3.5% Investors lose hope of rapid US interest rate cuts this year KPMG fined $25mn over exam cheating scandal at firm’s Dutch arm Lloyds Bank axes risk staff after executives complain they are a ‘blocker’ Register for our FTWe ..read more
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Ecuador’s ‘unprecedented’ Mexican embassy raid
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by Financial Times
4d ago
OpenAI and Meta are on the brink of releasing new artificial intelligence models, police in Ecuador stormed the Mexican embassy to arrest the former vice-president, and big investors are selling US Treasuries and buying European government bonds. Plus, Australia is trying to boost its manufacturing sector to protect against supply chain disruptions.  Mentioned in this podcast: OpenAI and Meta ready new AI models capable of ‘reasoning’ Ecuador’s president displays strongman credentials with Mexico embassy raid Big investors buy European bonds over US as economies diverge ‘Made in Australi ..read more
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TSMC doubles down on Arizona
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by Financial Times
5d ago
The US, UK and Australia on Monday said they were considering working with Japan in the trilateral Aukus security pact, the world’s biggest chipmaker will build cutting-edge facilities in Arizona in exchange for billions of dollars in subsidies, and the Environment Agency for England and Wales is allocating £11mn collected in fines against water companies, to environmental restoration projects. Mentioned in this podcast: TSMC boosts Joe Biden’s AI chip ambitions with $11.6bn US production deal US, UK and Australia say Japan could join part of Aukus pact Regulator seeks to quell public anger o ..read more
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AI is coming for Google’s search
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by Financial Times
6d ago
Israel moves some of its troops from southern Gaza to prepare for an operation in the city of Rafah, Google is considering charging for AI-powered search, and European defence companies are worried about their reliance on China for a critical component in gunpowder for ammunition. Plus, global stock market concentration has risen to its highest level in decades. Mentioned in this podcast: Israel says it has pulled out of Khan Younis to prepare for move on Rafah  European defence groups warn over reliance on Chinese cotton used in gunpowder How Google lost ground in the AI race Google con ..read more
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Swamp Notes: Inside Trump’s new inner circle
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by Financial Times
1w ago
Donald Trump’s first term as president featured mainstream Republican figures — respected military officials, centre-right policymakers, and neoliberal business leaders  — who promised to temper his more extreme instincts. But if Trump takes office again, his White House could feature a very different cast of characters. The FT’s Washington bureau chief, James Politi, and deputy Washington bureau chief, Lauren Fedor, join this week’s Swamp Notes to discuss what a second Trump White House would look like.  Mentioned in this podcast: The Trump machine: the inner circle preparing for a ..read more
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Pressure builds for early elections in Israel
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by Financial Times
1w ago
The supply of equity shares on the market is shrinking, more people in Israel are calling for early elections, and Prague says Russia is mounting cyber attacks on railway systems throughout Europe. Plus, a new plan to give a boost to Africa’s agriculture. Mentioned in this podcast: Benny Gantz calls for early elections in Israel Israelis hold biggest rally against Netanyahu since start of Gaza war Can Africa one day help feed the world’s growing population? Global equity supply falls at fastest pace in decades  Russia is trying to sabotage European railways, warns Prague The FT News Bri ..read more
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Tesla dip: blip or bust?
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by Financial Times
1w ago
Lower than expected eurozone inflation number bolsters expectations of ECB interest rate cuts by summer, People’s Liberation Army mobilisation units reflect Xi Jinping’s focus on security, Tesla faces a tough moment, and big investors line up behind management at Disney.  Mentioned in this podcast: Eurozone inflation falls to 2.4% in March Chinese companies revive Mao Zedong-era militias Where Tesla departs from the Mag 7 The big worry for carmakers: what if the EV slowdown is not a blip? Bob Iger defeats Nelson Peltz by wide margin in Walt Disney board clash The FT News Briefing is pro ..read more
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Thames Water hits the gutter
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by Financial Times
1w ago
Nato is trying to ‘Trump-proof’ funding for the war in Ukraine, Thames Water’s owners will start urgent restructuring talks, and birth rates are declining despite wealthy countries investing in family- friendly policies.  Mentioned in this podcast: Thames Water owners to begin urgent restructuring talks Why family-friendly policies don’t boost birth rates Nato plans $100bn ‘Trump-proof’ fund for Ukraine Southern growth spurt creates two-speed eurozone economy The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson, Kasia Broussalian and Marc Filippino. Additional help by Michela T ..read more
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