Good Morning, World!

☕️ Happy Thursday! We are 13 Days from St. Patrick’s Day & 31 Days from Easter

📉 U.S. stock futures edged lower as investors awaited comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell about the outlook for inflation and the central bank’s views on rising bond yields. (Wall Street Journal)

☀️ Sunrise Stories:

– The COVID-19 Baby Bust: The Brookings Institution estimated in December that, as a result of the pandemic, 300,000 fewer babies would be born in the U.S. in 2021 compared with last year (Wall Street Journal),

– Tech’s new executive perk could be working from home forever (Bloomberg),

– Central bankers have said they aren’t worried about a pop in longer-term bond yields. If they do become concerned, they have some options.  Here’s what The Fed could do (New York Times)