Congress wants to question the CEO of Live Nation about the Taylor Swift Ticketmaster fiasco

New York CNN Business – Congress wants answers from the CEO of Ticketmaster’s parent company after a ticket-selling issue ahead of Taylor Swift’s Eras tour left millions of unhappy Swifties without the ability to see the singer-songwriter perform. in message Addressed to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapinoe Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked … Read more

Goldman Sachs warns that the US could see a conflict over the debt ceiling shake the markets

New York CNN Business – Republicans and Democrats are likely to clash next year over the debt ceiling, a battle that could roil financial markets, roil consumers and threaten the economy with the specter of default. The looming debt-reduction battle in Washington may create the most uncertainty Since the 2011 brinkmanship that cost America its … Read more

The United States is stepping up pressure on the Netherlands to go along with China’s chip policy

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaks with US President Joe Biden. The United States is putting pressure on the Netherlands to prevent the export of high-tech semiconductor equipment to China. The Netherlands is home to ASML, one of the most important companies in the global semiconductor supply chain. Susan Walsh | AFP | Getty Images … Read more

Russian oil sanctions are about to begin. And it can disrupt markets dramatically

European oil sanctions are set to kick in on December 5th. The idea is to reduce Russia’s oil revenues in light of its war in Ukraine. Andrei Rudakov | bloomberg | Getty Images Analysts have warned that the upcoming sanctions on Russian oil will be “really devastating” to energy markets if European countries fail to … Read more

The House votes to avert the rail strike and force a deal on the unions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US House of Representatives moved urgently to avert a looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind businesses and workers to a proposed settlement reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved. . The measure passed by a vote of 290-137 and is … Read more

“Things are looking” for the heart of Downtown Urbana | Economie

Record Swap owner Bob Diener says at his Lincoln Square store in Urbana his business has tripled since he moved it to the mall from Race Street just before the pandemic began in early 2020. Robin Schulz/The News Gazette To subscribe, click here Want to buy a hard copy today? This is a single copy … Read more

Protests erupted across China in an unprecedented defiance of Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

Beijing CNN – Protests broke out all over China On Saturday, including on universities and in Shanghai as hundreds chanted “Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” in an unprecedented show of defiance against the country’s increasingly tough and costly anti-Covid policy. a Deadly fire An apartment block in Urumqi, the capital of the … Read more

Ukrainian President Zelensky urges European unity. Russian reservists suffered heavy losses

‘We share your pain’: Putin meets mothers of Russian soldiers Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Friday with the mothers of Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine, telling them that he and his country shared their pain. Sitting with the group of women around a table with tea and cake, Putin said he understood that nothing … Read more

OPEC+ is looking to increase production ahead of restrictions on Russian oil

OPEC delegates said that OPEC oil producers are discussing increasing production, in a move that may help heal the rift between Saudi Arabia and the Biden administration and keep energy flowing amid new attempts to undermine the Russian oil industry due to the war in Ukraine. Delegates said increasing production by up to 500,000 barrels … Read more

Devour these stories for dinner after dinner

DARCIE CASWELL Youth Services Coordinator at the Rappahannock Central Regional Library I can’t wait for Thursday! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I guess because it’s not as commercialized as other holidays, so the focus can still be on the joys of cooking, eating, and spending time with the people I love. Although any time is … Read more