Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It’s not biggest culprit

WASHINGTON – Furious about surging prices at the gasoline station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast blame: On greedy companies that relentlessly jack up prices and pocket the profits. Responding to that sentiment, the Democratic-led House of Representatives last month passed on a party-line vote-most Democrats for, all Republicans … Read more

5 things to know for June 24: Gun laws, January 6, Covid-19, Ukraine, Student debt

CNN – Major retailers are facing a backlash for selling themed products in an attempt to monetize Juneteenth, the upcoming federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US. Inclusion experts say “tone deaf” marketing campaigns-including Walmart’s Juneteenth ice cream and Dollar Tree’s Pan African-themed plates and napkins – promote stereotypes and often fail … Read more

Monkeypox outbreak: South Korea, Singapore confirm first cases

Singapore CNN – Singapore has reported the first confirmed case of monkeypox in Southeast Asia during this year’s outbreak – while another confirmed case has been found in South Korea. The case in Singapore involves a British man who was in the city-state between June 15 and 17. He tested positive for monkeypox on Monday … Read more

School’s Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits

Many teachers have packed up classrooms for the last time as schools break for summer, leaving a profession where stresses have multiplied as a national teacher shortage threatens to grow. Some 300,000 public-school teachers and other staff left the field between February 2020 and May 2022, a nearly 3% drop in that workforce, according to … Read more

School’s Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits

Many teachers have packed up classrooms for the last time as schools break for summer, leaving a profession where stresses have multiplied as a national teacher shortage threatens to grow. Some 300,000 public-school teachers and other staff left the field between February 2020 and May 2022, a nearly 3% drop in that workforce, according to … Read more

Biden’s Patent Gift to Beijing

Ambassadors discuss before the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, June 12. Photo: martial trezzini/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The World Trade Organization was created to protect free-trade rules to spread prosperity. Now it’s becoming a vehicle to raid US innovation. See Friday’s agreement by the … Read more

Biden’s Patent Gift to Beijing

Ambassadors discuss before the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, June 12. Photo: martial trezzini/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The World Trade Organization was created to protect free-trade rules to spread prosperity. Now it’s becoming a vehicle to raid US innovation. See Friday’s agreement by the … Read more

FDA panel gives go-ahead for children under 5 to be vaccinated, but experts fret that not all parents will get on board

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave its endorsement to both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for children below the age of 5, the last group to be added to the vaccine program. The panel voted 21-0 that the benefits of Moderna’s MRNA, +4.06% two-dose vaccine for children between … Read more

Monkeypox Is Getting a New Name, WHO Announces

Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez (Getty Images) An emerging disease is set to get a new coat of paint. Officials at the World Health Organization announced this week that they will soon choose a different name for the disease known as monkeypox — one intended to avoid the stigmatization and inaccuracy of its current moniker. The … Read more

China’s bank run victims planned to protest. Then their Covid health codes turned red

CNN – Liu, a 39-year-old tech worker in Beijing, arrived in the central city of Zhengzhou on Sunday with all the boxes ticked to travel under China’s stringent Covid restrictions. He had tested negative for Covid-19 the day before; his hotel had confirmed he could be checked in; and the health code on his phone … Read more