More than half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck amid inflation

With inflation at 40-year highs, workers across all income levels are having a harder time making ends meet. As of May, 58% of Americans — roughly 150 million adults — live paycheck to paycheck, according to a new LendingClub report. That’s down slightly from 61% who reported living paycheck to paycheck in April but up … Read more

Hackers can now bring cargo ships and planes to a grinding halt

Container cargo ships sit off shore from the Long Beach/Los Angeles port complex in Long Beach, CA, on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Jeff Gritchen | Media News Group | Getty Images Armed with little more than a computer, hackers are increasingly setting their sights on some of the biggest things that humans can build. Vast … Read more

European markets open to close, data, earnings, G-7, Ukraine

LONDON — European stocks moved higher on Monday, continuing a positive trend seen at the end of last week’s trading. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index added 0.7% in early trade, with basic resources jumping 2.9% to lead gains as all sectors and major bourses entered positive territory. The higher open on Monday comes after the … Read more

G7 launches $600bn infrastructure plan to counter China | News

The G7 Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment will help finance infrastructure projects in developing nations. The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations have pledged to raise $600bn in private and public funds over five years to finance infrastructure in developing countries and counter China’s older, multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road project. US President … Read more

Recession, currencies, oil, Russian debt

SINGAPORE — Shares in the Asia-Pacific traded higher on Monday as investors assess inflation and recession fears. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up 2.13%, with the Hang Seng Tech index up 3.46%. Alibaba’s shares in the Chinese city rose 4.13% while Meituan was up 4.09%. Mainland Chinese markets also gained. The Shanghai Composite climbed … Read more

America’s struggle with mass shootings has changed how these people live their lives

CNN — Minutes after a gunman killed 10 people in a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store in March 2021, a woman stood in the back of the supermarket where she worked in Denver, about 30 miles away, staring at harrowing images of the scene as she scrolled through her phone. It was bizarre to see photos … Read more

Boris Johnson warns Russian victory in Ukraine would be ‘absolutely catastrophic’

Telfs Buchen, Austria CNN — Allowing Russian President Vladimir Putin to succeed in his invasion of Ukraine would have “absolutely catastrophic” consequences for the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned in a CNN interview on Sunday. Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” hours after Russian missiles hit Kyiv, shattering what … Read more

Russian missiles hit Kyiv as G7 summit begins in Europe

CNN — Russia targeted the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv with a series of missile attacks Sunday, as leaders of the G7 nations gather in Germany for the first day of their annual summit. The chief of Ukraine’s national police force, Ihor Klymenko, said one person died and five were wounded in a Russian missile strike … Read more

Roe v Wade: Efforts are underway to protect abortion rights as nation adjusts to Supreme Court’s reversal of the landmark ruling

CNN — Efforts to protect abortion rights are underway in some states following the US Supreme Court’s ruling eliminating the federal constitutional right to an abortion, as Saturday marked the first full day without the nationwide protection in nearly 50 years. The impact of Friday’s historic ruling that struck down a 1973 legal precedent known … Read more

Off-duty officer who was running for the Rhode Island state Senate was arrested for allegedly punching political rival at abortion rights rally

CNN — Rhode Island Democratic state Senate candidate Jennifer Rourke was punched in the face by her GOP opponent – ​​a police officer who was off-duty – during an abortion rights rally at the State House in Providence Friday night, Rourke told CNN in a statement. Rourke said she was deescalating a situation with a … Read more