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World Bank Cuts Global Growth Forecast Due to COVID-19 Case Surge, Supply Chain Disruptions

Covid-19 flare-ups, diminished policy support, and lingering supply-chain bottlenecks will see the global economic recovery cool more than previously estimated in 2022, after last year’s expansion clocked the fastest post-recession pace in eight decades, the World Bank said. Global gross domestic product will probably increase 4.1% this year, less than a 4.3% forecast in June,…

Can the Jan. 6 Committee Subpoena Lawmakers? It’s Complicated

For months, the congressional committee investigating last year’s Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has sought information on the role members of Congress played in trying to undermine the 2020 presidential election. Several Republican lawmakers admitted they were in contact with President Donald Trump during the riot or in the days leading up to…

Medicare Will Not Fully Cover Aduhelm, the Controversial– and Costly– Alzheimer’s Disease Drug

Medicare said Tuesday it will limit coverage of a $28,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug whose benefits have been widely questioned, a major development in the nation’s tug-of-war over the fair value of new medicines that offer tantalizing possibilities but come with prohibitive prices. The initial determination from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services means that patients…

Robert Durst– Real Estate Heir, Failed Fugitive and Murderer– Dies at 78

(LOS ANGELES) — Robert Durst, the wealthy New York real estate heir and failed fugitive dogged for decades with suspicion in the disappearance and deaths of those around him before he was convicted last year of killing his best friend, has died. He was 78. Durst died of natural causes Monday in a hospital outside…

Reddit Allows Hate Speech to Flourish in Its Global Forums, Moderators Say

When Reddit moderator asantos3 clicked on a thread inside the group r/Portugueses in December and found it full of racist comments, he wasn’t exactly surprised. The group is often home to nationalist and nativist rhetoric, and in this instance, users here were responding angrily to a new law that allowed increased freedom of movement between…

Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart Into Human Patient For the Very First Time Ever

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he’s doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery. While it’s too soon to know if the operation really will work, it marks a step in the…

The Supreme Court Could Decide Whether Thousands of Immigrants Remain Detained Indefinitely

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases on Tuesday that could impact thousands of unauthorized immigrants detained in the United States. Unauthorized immigrants are often detained indefinitely in prison-like settings while their immigration cases are adjudicated. The plaintiffs in the two cases coming before the high court argue that immigrants held in detention for…

The Danger of the Supreme Court Undercutting Biden’s Vaccination Rules

“There are three quarters of a million new [COVID] cases yesterday. . . [t]hat is 10 times as many as when OSHA put in this ruling. The hospitals are today, yesterday, full. . . . Can you ask us—is that what you are doing now—to stop this vaccination rule with nearly one million people, nearly…

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson Will Seek Reelection

MADISON, Wis. — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, one of former President Donald Trump’s biggest backers, announced Sunday that he will seek reelection in the battleground state, breaking his promise not to seek a third term. Johnson announced his decision via email two days after a pair of Republicans with knowledge of his…

I’m a CEO at One of the World’s Biggest Shipping and Logistics Companies. Here’s How My Industry Can Go Green

In 2021, because of the pandemic, we saw unprecedented supply-chain disruptions but also took important steps toward a decarbonized and sustainable global supply chain. It was a truly industry-wide effort, with Maersk and X-Press Feeders ordering what will be the world’s first container vessels running on carbon-neutral “green“ methanol—the first scalable carbon-neutral solution available for…

It’s Expensive to Be Poor. This CEO Wants to Reduce ‘Antiquated’ Bank Fees and Wait Times

(To receive weekly emails of conversations with the world’s top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.) PayPal’s CEO and president did not learn his most important business lesson in the C-suite of the $215-billion fintech platform, which he has led since 2014; nor in his previous top jobs at T-Mobile, Sprint, Virgin Mobile or Priceline.…

U.S. Willing to Strike Deal With Russia Over Missiles And Military Exercises as Ukraine Crisis Deepens

When U.S. and Russia negotiators meet next week for diplomatic talks, the Biden Administration says it is willing to discuss the scope of European military exercises and the deployment of missiles on the continent, but not reducing the more than 70,000 American troops stationed there. “Russia says its security is threatened by U.S., and NATO…

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Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Season 11 of ‘The Bachelorette’: Where Are They Now?

Season 11 of The Bachelorette was one to remember. For the first time ever, there were two Bachelorettes — Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson — and the contestants voted for the woman they wanted to pursue a relationship with on the show. While Kaitlyn ultimately won the honor, the drama didn’t stop there. Nick Viall,…