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Waters Corporation, based in Milford, Massachusetts, is a publicly traded analytical laboratory instrument and software firm. It employs more than 7,800 people and it is present in more than 35 countries including Singapore, India, Germany, and Japan.

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Cobalt, nickel, and lithium, which are all essential for the manufacturing of batteries of EVs, are leading the cost increase in the average raw material costs for EVs.

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No one knows the extent to which higher rates could cool inflation and some investors are concerned that if the Fed raises rates too quickly or by too much, the economy may enter a recession.

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Rising interest rates, high inflation, and economic uncertainty have all had an impact on tech valuations, but not so much in enterprise software. According to CIOs, demand is stable as firms continue to realign themselves around cloud computing and data.

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During the pandemic, hedge funds managers have been allowed more flexibility to purchase difficult to value and illiquid assest. In some cases, money managers used leverage to increase exposure and profits.

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The fortunes of investors riding a 13-year bull market are being shattered by a dizzying reversal in technology-startup financing. The new climate has quickly brought high-flying businesses to a halt: layoffs, cautious investors, a fund outflow, and the threat of a valuation cut.

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Last month, China's economy fell deeper into a Covid-19-induced slump, raising concerns about China's ability to cushion the hit using fiscal and monetary policy instruments.

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Teradyne, Inc. is a North Reading, Massachusetts-based designer and manufacturer of automatic test equipment (ATE). Samsung, Qualcomm, Intel, Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, and IBM are among Teradyne's high-profile customers.

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The Fed signalled continued monetary tightening in late 2015 and again in late 2018, but then backed off in the subsequent months as financial markets soured.

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The first quarter of 2022 saw a 13% drop in global venture investment quarter over quarter, marking the first time in a year of financing records that startup capital investment declined from one quarter to the next.

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With a 40-year high in inflation, the Fed raised its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point on Wednesday. Additional half point increases are expected in June and July with the market expecting rates in the 2.75%-3% range by year end, from a range of 0.75%-1% today.

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