Stock futures are flat after S&P, Nasdaq start the week in the red

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, May 13, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters US stock index futures were flat during overnight trading on Monday, following a volatile session that saw the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite continue their march lower. Futures contracts tied to … Read more

Top US officials Harris, Blinken in UAE after leader’s death | News

US delegation greets new leader Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan after the death of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed. A high-powered delegation that includes US Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and top military and intelligence officials has traveled to the United Arab Emirates after the death of President Sheikh Khalifa … Read more

Starbucks to cover employees’ travel expenses for abortions, gender-affirming surgeries

Starbucks coffee shop logo seen at one of their stores. Stephen Zenner | LightRocket | Getty Images Starbucks said Monday it will start covering eligible travel expenses for employees seeking abortions or gender-affirming procedures. The coffee chain joins Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Salesforce in offering to reimburse workers for travel costs related to abortions following … Read more

US, Europe to improve food chains after India bans wheat exports

PARIS – The United States and the European Union are looking at how to improve food supply chains with export restrictions from India and other nations accentuating global problems, the EU trade chief told CNBC. G-7 foreign ministers warned over the weekend that the war in Ukraine is increasing the risk of a global hunger … Read more

After the ‘hippie’ bus and Beetle, VW makes eyes at America once again

As Volkswagen looks to resurrect the Scout brand in the United States, CEO Herbert Diess has shed light on the decision, saying it represents an opportunity for the German auto giant to “become much more American.” VW announced plans to re-launch the Scout as a fully-electric pick-up and “rugged” SUV last Wednesday, with prototypes due … Read more

US, Europe to improve food chains after India bans wheat exports

PARIS – The United States and the European Union are looking at how to improve food supply chains with export restrictions from India and other nations accentuating global problems, the EU trade chief told CNBC. G-7 foreign ministers warned over the weekend that the war in Ukraine is increasing the risk of a global hunger … Read more

Lithium’s vital role in the 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 one more than the rest: lithium. Prices for the key metal have shot up over the last year as projections suggest demand is going to vastly outstrip supply. On one side there’s automakers promising … Read more

Teenager gunned down near Chicago tourist attraction

Authorities in Chicago say a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near “The Bean” in Millennium Park on Saturday TownThe Associated Press 15 May 2022, 18:29 • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHICAGO – A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near “The Bean” sculpture in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park, authorities said. … Read more

‘Help me get him back’: Owner of stolen DC French bulldog, Bruno, not giving up hope – WJLA

‘Help me get him back’: Owner of stolen DC French bulldog, Bruno, not giving up hopeWJLA