Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after shelling near nuclear power plant

Zelenskiy wants new sanctions against Russian nuclear sector Ukraine and Russia blame shelling near factory IAEA has warned of factory disasters unless fighting stops Kiev, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine called for new sanctions against Russia, highlighting the risks and consequences of a catastrophe at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, where new shelling nearby has … Read more

UN chartered ship in Ukraine ready for trip to Africa

YUZHNE, Ukraine, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – The United Nations-chartered ship Brave Commander will depart from Ukraine for Africa in the coming days after it finishes loading more than 23,000 tons of wheat at the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi, said a UN official. The ship, which has arrived in port near Odessa, will sail to Ethiopia … Read more

Why the Best States for Business Might Be the Worst for Employees

Companies are not afraid to pick up and move. Many states offer companies tempting incentives such as lower taxes if they relocate their operations, but a superior business environment does not always equate to a superior work environment. “Things that benefit employers when it comes to their profit or their margin, in terms of economic … Read more

How Colorado’s Payroll Transparency Act Affects Work in the State

Early data suggests more people want to find work in Colorado now that employers are required to list salary ranges on job openings. That’s even despite a decline in job openings within the state, according to new research from Recruitonomics, a site that analyzes labor market data. The July analysis looks at the impact of … Read more

2020 changed the economy in ways we can’t yet understand

In an earnings call this week, Yum Brands CEO David Gibbs expressed the confusion many people feel as they try to figure out what’s going on with the U.S. economy right now: “This is really one of the most complex environments we’ve ever seen in our industry to work in. Because we’re not just dealing … Read more

Walmart fires corporate employees after cutting forecast

Exterior view of a Walmart store on August 23, 2020 in North Bergen, New Jersey VIEW press | Corbis News | Getty Images Walmart has begun firing company employees, the company confirmed Wednesday, about a week after it cut its earnings forecast and warned consumers had been pulling back on discretionary spending due to inflation. … Read more

Canada has abandoned Ukrainian embassy staff despite the likelihood of them being on the Russian hit list

Ottawa told Canadian embassy leaders in Kiev to withhold and leave information for Ukrainian staffers.Spencer Colby/The Globe and Mail Before removing Canadian diplomats from Ukraine weeks before the Russian invasion, Global Affairs Canada received information confirming that Russia was planning to go to war against its neighbor, and that Ukrainians working for the Canadian embassy … Read more

66% are afraid of a recession. What concerns each generation most?

A customer shops at a Kroger supermarket on July 15, 2022 in Houston. Brandon Bell | Getty Images While experts debate whether the US is on the brink of an economic downturn, many Americans are already bracing for a recession. So far, 66% of Americans are concerned that a major recession is imminent, compared to … Read more

As inflation rises, more Americans are living paycheck to paycheck

Inflation causes economic problems for workers at all income levels. As of June, 61% of Americans — about 157 million adults — lived paycheck to paycheck, according to a new LendingClub report. That’s an increase of 58% who in May reported having a living paycheck. A year ago, the number of adults who felt too … Read more

How the Federal Reserve is fighting inflation through rate hikes

Top officials at the Federal Reserve saw inflation data coming in very hot for months before policymakers began to taper monetary policy that stimulated the economy. A chorus of analysts, economists and former policymakers chimed in, saying it was a mistake. “Forward guidance generally slowed the Fed’s response to the inflation problem,” former Federal Reserve … Read more