USWNT, USMNT get split of World Cup bonuses in new CBAs

The unions for the United States men’s and women’s national soccer teams have ratified new collective bargaining agreements with US soccer that includes an equal split of the World Cup bonuses, the federation and the two unions announced on Wednesday. The two CBAs will go into effect on June 1 and last until the end … Read more

When Abortion Goes From a Right to a Privilege

When New York legalized abortion in 1970 — three years before the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade—A shrewd entrepreneur named Martin Mitchell saw an opportunity. The 31-year-old Detroit-area man chartered a tiny private plane and began advertising frequent flights from Michigan, where elective abortion was illegal, to Niagara Falls, New York, where it was … Read more

Lithium’s vital role in energy transition sends prices to record highs. How to play it

The all-electric future, where homes, cars and buildings run on clean energy, depends on a host of raw materials, but perhaps more than one rest: lithium. Prices for the key metal have shot up over the last year as projections suggest that demand is going to vastly outstrip supply. On one side there are vast … Read more

The economic outlook may not be as bad as the market fears. Here’s where investors should look

Inflation is soaring, the stock market is tumbling and consumers are worrying more and more about their future. None of that is good, but it’s time to tap the brakes on a little worries that everything is crashing down. After a quarter of negative economic growth, Q1 GDP fell 1.4%. All it needs is a … Read more

3 rate hikes to come this year, with more to follow: ECB official – POLITICO

VIENNA – European Central Bank Governing Council Member Robert Holzmann has a clear message: Be prepared to say that eurozone at negative interest rates. To gain control over inflation, the ECB should raise interest rates three times this year before hitting 1.5 percent or higher in 2023, according to Holzmann’s POLITICO at his Vienna office. … Read more

How US blacklisting of IRGC is stalling Iran nuclear deal revival | Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps News

Washington, DC – After weeks of optimism around the prospect of restoring the Iran nuclear deal earlier this year, the fate of the agreement appears to be in limbo again with no further talks on the calendar and Washington’s attention focused on Ukraine. The push to revive the deal seems to have stalled over the … Read more

5 things to know for May 12: Ukraine, Abortion, Inflation, Overdoses, California fire

CNN – Air travel in the US is back in full swing, but the return to the skies hasn’t been entirely smooth. Passengers are frustrated by packed flights, as well as an increase in disruptive passenger incidents, flight cancellations and soaring air fares, according to a new survey. Here’s what you need to know to … Read more

Tech layoffs, hiring slowdown standout in red-hot job market

San Francisco Compassandcamera | Getty Images US employers added more jobs than expected in a tight labor market, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But the tech sector, which boomed during the pandemic, is showing signs of contraction. Facebook parent company Meta is looking at some recruitment plans for downsizing, hiring and scaling, an … Read more

How outlawing abortion could worsen America’s maternal mortality crisis

CNN – Dr. Judette Louis recalls a time when she treated a patient who was hemorrhaging from her pregnancy – and how she had to wait to obtain permission before she was allowed to terminate the pregnancy for the health of the mother. “I was standing there watching her hemorrhage out, waiting for permission to … Read more

EXPLAINER: Recession fears grow. But how high is the risk?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Inflation is at a 40-year high. Stock prices are sinking. The Federal Reserve is very expensive to make. And the economy actually shrank in the first three months of this year. Is this another recession of enduring risk at the United States, the last one emerging from just two years? For now, … Read more