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OPINIONFinancing

As inflation hits a 40-year high, the Federal Reserve plans rate hikes

The Bottom Line: Higher rates will increase companies’ borrowing costs, though they will remain historically low. How long it takes to get inflation under control is anybody’s guess.

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Financing

Companies are still lining up to go public despite recent volatility

The Bottom Line: Tropical Smoothie Café and Coopers Hawk are both reportedly planning upcoming IPOs, adding to a growing list. But some recent offerings haven’t fared well.

Financing

Who are Dutch Bros' biggest competitors? It's complicated

A quarter of the chain’s sales come from its "Blue Rebel" energy drinks and it does just as much business in the afternoon as it does in the morning. Its competition goes well beyond Dunkin' and Starbucks.

Consumer Trends

What'll it be for a COVID-wisened industry, experience or convenience?

Sweet & Sour: Nancy Kruse and Peter Romeo look at the oft-voiced theory that the pandemic has shifted the focus of restaurant customers and operators to the convenience of takeout and delivery. Neither one is buying it. Some axe throwing and a drink, anyone?