Angle down icon An icon in the shape of an angle pointing down. Ukraine Army during tank training. Diego Herrera Carcedo/Anadolu via Getty Images House GOP leaders are standing in the way of a Senate-backed $95 billion aid bill. The bill would provide about $60 billion to Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia. The […]

Jillian Hiscock, center wearing a white hat, poses for a photo with her friends and family in December. Courtesy Jillian Hiscock While the leisure and hospitality industry added a mere 11,000 jobs in January, the critical service sector registered its 36th consecutive month of job gains. Post-pandemic, services businesses have benefited from Americans’ strong desires […]

8:52 a.m. ET, February 2, 2024 What’s with all the revisions? Friday’s whopper of a jobs number was double expectations, and December’s data was one of several months to get heavily revised. Why are economists’ forecasts frequently so wrong? It’s nearly impossible to say with certainty how much prices rose or how many people were […]

The first Black Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate was a preacher by the name of Hiram Revels. He was born free, to free parents, in 1827. Mississippi state legislators sent Revels to Washington in 1870 to fill one of two vacancies. When the state seceded in 1861, both its senators went with it. […]

The biggest US banks believe American consumers have weathered the Federal Reserve’s cycle of interest rate rises in good shape, but a new poll shows Joe Biden is getting no credit ahead of November’s election. Voters in Iowa will fire the starting gun on the Republican presidential nomination process on Monday by holding caucuses to […]

Operation Prosperity Guardian (OPG), the United States Navy-led coalition of the willing intended to allow international shipping to continue navigating safely through the Red Sea, is set to activate within days. Including allies from Europe and the Middle East, as well as Canada and Australia, the operation has been snubbed by three important NATO countries, […]

Reactions to a Colorado State Supreme Court ruling, which could keep former President Donald Trump off the state’s 2024 ballot, are pouring in. This ruling — if it holds — could change the course of the 2024 presidential election. While there have been similar legal challenges in dozens of other states, the Colorado Supreme Court […]

Retail spending on Black Friday and Cyber Monday shattered last year’s totals despite many consumer sentiment surveys that say people are worried about the economy. Consumers spent $38 billion from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, up 7.8 percent annually, said Adobe Analytics. Even adjusted for inflation, Adobe said growth was “driven by net-new . . .

Dwight Eisenhower had it right when he warned of a “defense-industrial complex” but not for what most people thought or understood at the time or since. The president was fearful that putting too many resources into that complex to overemphasize national security would have the opposite effect. The drain, he believed, on the private sector economy would […]

By Stacy M. Brown, Senior National Correspondent, NNPA Newswire A staggering 90 percent of people fail to achieve a good night’s sleep, according to new international research presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2022. The study found that suboptimal sleep was associated with a higher likelihood of heart disease and stroke. The […]

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