Stories by Dion Rabouin

Intel opens up about its (lack of) diversity

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Intel revealed its racial and gender pay discrepancies on Tuesday.

What they said: Among 52 top executives at Intel, who all earn more than $200,000, 77% are white or Asian men and eight are white women. There is one Asian woman, one Hispanic woman, one black woman and one black man, with no Hispanic men counted among the top executives.

Small business optimism survey shows a record jump

Data: NFIB: Chart: Axios Visuals

Small business optimism posted the largest month-over-month gain since May 2018, rising to 104.7 in November.

The big picture: "Overall, this clearly is a positive report," Pantheon Macroeconomics chief economist Ian Shepherdson wrote in a note to clients.

The Fed may announce more quantitative easing before year-end

Federal Reserve System logo
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While Wall Street consensus is calling for the Fed to remain on hold through December 2020, strategists at Credit Suisse warn the U.S. central bank may not even be on hold through the end of 2019.

The big picture: They're expecting the Fed to begin its fourth round of quantitative easing before the end of the year in an effort to settle problems in the repo market.