Russia hits civilian targets again, EU officials visit Kyiv

Russia hits civilian targets again, EU officials visit Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles struck residential areas in an eastern Ukrainian city on Thursday for the second time in 24 hours, while senior European Union officials held talks with the government in Kyiv as the war with Russia approaching its one-year milestone. The latest strikes in Kramatorsk came as rescue teams searched for … Read more

There are still too many risks in the stock and bond markets. Earn that easy 4.5% return while waiting for stability, says the trader who got 2 big calls in 2022.

There are still too many risks in the stock and bond markets.  Earn that easy 4.5% return while waiting for stability, says the trader who got 2 big calls in 2022.

Ahead of major tech earnings, Meta results set to illuminate Nasdaq Composite COMP for Thursday. The S&P 500 SPX also points to gains as investors take a half-full view of the Fed meeting. LaDucTrading.com founder Samantha LaDuc worries investors are in the clutches of another Fed misreading. “The market is not expecting a higher terminal … Read more

Biden’s IRA left Europe blind. And playing catch-up could lead to 2 big mistakes

Biden’s IRA left Europe blind.  And playing catch-up could lead to 2 big mistakes

US President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The European Union is working against time to create a program that can compete with President Joe Biden’s unprecedented climate subsidies. But he will face two key problems in the process. The EU had long asked the … Read more

Australia’s new $5 note will not feature King Charles

Australia’s new  note will not feature King Charles

Brisbane CNN — Australia’s new $5 note will not feature Britain’s King Charles III, but rather a new design that honors “the culture and history of early Australians”, its central bank announced on Thursday. The design will replace the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) said in a … Read more

Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its banknotes. The country’s central bank said on Thursday its new $5 note would feature an indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on the coins. The $5 note was the only remaining … Read more

Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its banknotes. The country’s central bank said on Thursday its new $5 note would feature an indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on the coins. The $5 note was the only remaining … Read more

Biden proposes ‘junk fee’ bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

Biden proposes ‘junk fee’ bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

CNN — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced further progress on his administration’s “competition agenda,” specifically targeting unwanted fees while calling on Congress to pass legislation targeting hidden fees in multiple sectors. These costs can “drain hundreds of dollars a year from the pockets of hard-working American families, especially people who are already struggling to … Read more

NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia and China grow closer

NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia and China grow closer

TOKYO (AP) — China’s growing assertiveness and collaboration with Russia poses a challenge not only to Asia but also to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, as he sought stronger cooperation and more “friends” for NATO in the Indo-Pacific region. Stoltenberg said China is increasingly investing in nuclear weapons and long-range missiles without … Read more

White House to hire Lael Brainard and Jared Bernstein as top economic advisers

White House to hire Lael Brainard and Jared Bernstein as top economic advisers

Lael Brainard, Vice Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, before being sworn in during a ceremony in Washington, DC, Monday, May 23, 2022. Al-Draco | Bloomberg | Getty Images The White House will likely appoint Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Lael Brainard to lead the National Economic Council and Jared Bernstein to lead the Council of … Read more

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Previously, visitors roamed Bakhmut’s late 19th-century buildings, strolled its rose-lined lakeside park and savored sparkling wines produced in historic underground caves. It was back when this city in eastern Ukraine was a popular tourist destination. No more. The longest battle of the Russian war turned this town of salt and gypsum … Read more