- Billionaire Harlan Crow did have business before the Supreme Court, despite Justice Clarence Thomas not disclosing flights and vacations paid for by Crow.
- In 2005, the court declined to hear a case involving an architecture firm seeking more than $25m from Trammell Crow Residential Co., in which the Crow family had a non-controlling interest.
- Thomas participated in the case, with no noted recusals or dissents, despite the Crow family's connection.
- Experts say Thomas should have recused himself from cases where he knew or should have known that Crow had a direct financial interest.
- Calls for the Supreme Court to adopt a code of conduct and disciplinary process similar to lower federal court judges have increased.
Central banks around the world are pausing tightening campaigns as inflation eases and economies slow. Inflation-targeting regimes are keeping their own houses in order, while the US Fed's key inflation gauges fell to the slowest annual paces since late 2021.
Two massive earthquakes on Monday have devastated cities and towns across Turkey and Syria, with death toll of over 16,000. This is one of the worst natural disasters this century, alongside the 2004 Sumatran Tsunami, 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2008 Cyclone Nargis.
A raft of U.S. data and European inflation numbers will give guidance on how the world's top central banks will navigate the way ahead, including the hotly debated "no landing" scenario. Reports on U.S. durable goods orders, home prices, manufacturing and consumer confidence threaten to cement expec