Britain’s new leader Liz Truss finalizes huge electricity subsidy plan

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Truss will announce an energy support plan on Thursday The new Prime Minister rules out the exceptional tax on electricity companies Pound falls to lowest since 1985 against US dollar Kwarteng says borrowing will be higher BoE says support for energy could help calm inflation LONDON, … Read more

Britain’s new PM faces an 1980s reading list: recession, unrest and runaway prices

UK inflation higher than all major economies Truss the favorite to become the next Prime Minister The town of Runcorn shows the scale of the challenge RUNCORN, England, September 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prime Minister-in-Waiting Liz Truss is taking inspiration from Margaret Thatcher, judging by her photo ops echoing famous images of the country’s first … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond to cut jobs and close stores in bid to reverse losses

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 31 (Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY.O) On Wednesday, it announced it had signed deals for more than $500 million in new funding and would close 150 stores, cut jobs and revamp its merchandising strategy in a bid to turn around its loss-making … Read more

The Fed’s Powell triggered a 1,000 point rout in the Dow Jones. Here’s what investors should do next.

Now might be a good time to consider hiding in short-term Treasuries or corporate bonds and other defensive parts of the stock market. On Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spoke of a willingness to inflict “a bit of pain” on households and businesses in an unusually blunt speech from Jackson Hole that hinted at … Read more

Wall Street ends well as Powell speech affirms hawkish rate stance

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 15, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fed will continue to tighten until inflation is under control – Powell Core PCE rises 0.1% in July compared to a rise of 0.6% … Read more

Fed minutes show more rate hikes to come, but pace may slow

The Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials saw “little evidence” late last month that inflationary pressures in the United States were easing and worked to force the … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Biden’s emergency board calls for railroad wage hikes to resolve contract talks

U.S. President Joe Biden rides Air Force One as he departs for Washington, DC from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Aug 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s emergency council tasked with helping major freight railroads and unions … Read more

Forest fires burn, farmers struggle as another heatwave bakes Western Europe

A “monster” fire consumes nearly 7,000 hectares in France ESA chief calls for action to tackle climate change Swiss army airlifts water to cows in mountain pastures Gig economy workers denounce labor rights as temperatures soar HOSTENS, France, Aug 11 (Reuters) – European nations sent fire crews to help France tackle a “monster” wildfire on … Read more

US Senate approves bill to fight climate change and cut drug costs in favor of Biden

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping $430 billion bill to tackle climate change, cut drug prices and raise some corporate taxes, a major victory for President Joe Biden whom Democrats hope to bolster their chances of retaining. control of Congress in this year’s elections. After a marathon 27-hour … Read more

US labor market defies recession fears as job growth surges in July

Non-farm payrolls increase by 528,000 in July Unemployment rate falls to 3.5% from 3.6% in June The average hourly wage increases by 0.5%; up 5.2% year-on-year The activity rate falls to 62.1% against 62.2% in June WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in July, lifting the level of employment above its … Read more