The White House announced a “historic release” of about 180mn barrels of oil from the US emergency stockpile in an attempt to cool oil prices, and the two-year Treasury yield this week rose above the 10-year Treasuries for the first time since 2019. FT markets editor, Katie Martin, explains what this signals for the US economy.

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