Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya says ‘nobody cares’ about Uyghur genocide in China

WASHINGTON – Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya triggered a backlash on social media after saying during a recent episode of his podcast that “nobody cares” about the ongoing human rights abuses against the Uyghurs in China. During a 90-minute episode, Palihapitiya told co-host Jason Calacanis on their “All-In” podcast that he would…

Apology notes, store closures and reduced hours: Here’s how retailers are handling omicron surge

A shelf stands empty as customers shop in Columbus, Ohio. Matthew Hatcher | Getty Images News | Getty Images Slashing store hours, temporarily shuttering locations and sending apology letters to customers for long lines and delayed appointments. These are the some of the unusual steps that retailers and restaurants are…

Richard Holden: Covid has kept Britain in chains since we left the EU. Now we’re set to break free.

Mounter and Sons Sawmill, Willington, Co. Durham A hard core of my colleagues in Parliament are Brexperts. Many spent decades campaigning against – or in some cases for – Britain’s membership of the European Union. It is the issue that in no small part tipped constituencies like mine ‘over the…

U.S. oil production set to increase further in 2022, energy expert Dan Yergin says

U.S. oil production is back and set to increase in 2022 after more than a year of OPEC and its allies “running the show,” according to Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Markit. Output could rise by as much as 900,000 barrels per day, he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia”…

S&P 500 posts 70th record close, Dow rises for sixth straight day

U.S. stocks rose Wednesday with the S&P 500 posting its 70th record close of the year. The S&P 500 ticked up 0.1% to 4,793.06. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 90.42 points, or 0.3%, at 36,488.63. The Nasdaq Composite bucked the trend and ticked down 0.1% to 15,766.22. The benchmark…

Poland races through media law seen as targeting US broadcaster

WARSAW — In an unexpected move on Friday, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party rushed a controversial media bill through parliament that critics say is targeted at Poland’s biggest independent broadcaster TVN, owned by the U.S. media giant Discovery.  The legislation will sour Warsaw’s relations with Washington, which has…

Ben Roback: The ‘defund the police’ movement is a gift to Republican strategists – as Americans increasingly fear crime

Ben Roback is Vice President of Public Affairs at Sard Verbinnen & Co. American politics has been shaped by a minor handful of major events in recent years. Few predicted the transformative effect Donald Trump could have on the Republican Party, which now sits almost entirely in the palm of…

Global Britain struggles to get US attention over steel fight

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — The U.K. is growing tired of playing nice in its long-running trade dispute with the U.S. over steel — but playing nasty could backfire.  International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan traveled to Washington last week to urge her counterparts to lift the…

More than 20 people in the U.S. have tested positive for omicron. Here’s what we know about the cases so far

A COVID-19 testing facility is advertised at Newark Liberty International Airport on November 30, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. Spencer Platt | Getty Images More than 20 people in at least 12 U.S. states have tested positive for the omicron variant of the virus that causes Covid-19. The patients range…