Goldman Sachs warns that the US could see a conflict over the debt ceiling shake the markets

New York CNN Business – Republicans and Democrats are likely to clash next year over the debt ceiling, a battle that could roil financial markets, roil consumers and threaten the economy with the specter of default. The looming debt-reduction battle in Washington may create the most uncertainty Since the 2011 brinkmanship that cost America its … Read more

The United States adds the Russian mercenary firm Wagner to the entities of interest under the International Religious Freedom Act

CNN – The Biden administration is adding the Wagner Group, a notorious Russian private military company, to a list Entities of Special Interest under the International Religious Freedom Act “based on its actions in the Central African Republic,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday. In addition, Cuba and Nicaragua have been added to … Read more

Oil production cuts are on the table before Russia sanctions

OPEC+, a group of 23 oil producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, will meet on Sunday to decide on the next phase of production policy. bloomberg | bloomberg | Getty Images Oil producers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and beyond may impose deeper cuts in oil production on Sunday, energy … Read more

Russian oil sanctions are about to begin. And it can disrupt markets dramatically

European oil sanctions are set to kick in on December 5th. The idea is to reduce Russia’s oil revenues in light of its war in Ukraine. Andrei Rudakov | bloomberg | Getty Images Analysts have warned that the upcoming sanctions on Russian oil will be “really devastating” to energy markets if European countries fail to … Read more

“Things are looking” for the heart of Downtown Urbana | Economie

Record Swap owner Bob Diener says at his Lincoln Square store in Urbana his business has tripled since he moved it to the mall from Race Street just before the pandemic began in early 2020. Robin Schulz/The News Gazette To subscribe, click here Want to buy a hard copy today? This is a single copy … Read more

Protests erupted across China in an unprecedented defiance of Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

Beijing CNN – Protests broke out all over China On Saturday, including on universities and in Shanghai as hundreds chanted “Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” in an unprecedented show of defiance against the country’s increasingly tough and costly anti-Covid policy. a Deadly fire An apartment block in Urumqi, the capital of the … Read more

Economies booming with Russian wealth and immigration

Russians cross the border between Russia and Georgia days after President Vladimir Putin announced a mobilization campaign on September 21. Daru Solakuri | Getty Images News | Getty Images While many economies are suffering from the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a select few countries are benefiting from the influx of Russian immigrants and … Read more

Don’t cancel Amy Coney Barrett’s book

Stephen L Carter Kudos to Penguin Random House for sticking to its plan to publish a book by Judge Amy Coney Barrett despite a petition from hundreds of people who work at the publication arguing that the company should cancel the volume due to the author’s vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. Some of the … Read more

Kids Count’s 2022 County Data Book measures the well-being of Kentucky children, by county; Smoking during pregnancy decreases | News

Examining the well-being of children in each county, the 2022 Kentucky County Children’s Data Book emphasizes the importance of creating meaningful policies to support Kentucky youth, with an emphasis on listening and acting on what young people have to say. important to them. “We want to challenge our lawmakers to read and listen to this … Read more