Friday's Fast Five: Week of 9.16
Why Is the Dollar So Strong? (The Wall Street Journal): The dollar is having a once-in-a-generation surge of supremacy over the world. After 11 years and a 40% gain on a real trade-weighted basis, some are starting to wonder if it is time for a fall.
Patagonia’s owner gives away company to fight climate crisis (The Guardian): Setting a new example in environmental corporate leadership, the billionaire owner of Patagonia is giving the entire company away to fight the Earth’s climate devastation, he announced on Wednesday.
Do Solar Panels Increase a Home’s Value? (The Wall Street Journal): With the Inflation Protection Act’s extension of a 30% federal tax credit for the installation of residential solar panels to 2034, the White House predicts 7.5 million more homeowners in the U.S. will install panels over that period, adding to the more than three million homes already equipped.
Queen Elizabeth Leaves a Powerful Charitable Legacy (Barron's): The queen was a patron or president of more than 600 charities. According to research done by Charities Aid Foundation in 2012 in celebration of queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, the 60th anniversary of her accession, she helped raise more than £1.43 billion (US$1.66 billion) for charities she was a patron of.
New Titanic Footage Heralds Next Stage in Deep-Sea Tourism (The New York Times): New, high-resolution footage of the Titanic offers a glimpse into the ambitions of the deep-sea tourism industry. Tourists paid $250,000 to take a submersible to view the wreckage.