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Economy

The Fed's mission improbable: Beating inflation without causing a recession

Inflation is sky high. The Federal Reserve wants to bring it back to earth without crashing the economy. But achieving a so-called "soft landing" and avoiding a recession is easier said than done.

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The Fed's mission improbable: Beating inflation without causing a recession

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Micah Edwards entered the 2022 Tiny Desk Contest with the song "Jean Leon." Sarah De La Rosa/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Retro soul shines in Micah Edwards' Tiny Desk Contest entry 'Jean Leon'

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