Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economy

The problem escalated Tuesday as thousands of rail workers went on strike over demands for better pay and working conditions – the biggest walkout on the railways in 30 years – bringing large parts of the network to a halt. More strikes are set for Thursday and Saturday. A separate strike by workers on London … Read more

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economy

The problem escalated Tuesday as thousands of rail workers went on strike over demands for better pay and working conditions – the biggest walkout on the railways in 30 years – bringing large parts of the network to a halt. More strikes are set for Thursday and Saturday. A separate strike by workers on London … Read more

New weight loss treatment Plenity gets heavy marketing. How well does it work?

First came the “edible billboard,” which appeared last year during the holidays in New York’s East Village loaded with cake treats. Then, in late January, came the national marketing campaign, with TV and digital media promoting the idea that trying to lose weight doesn’t mean a person can’t enjoy eating. Those advertising messages are pushing … Read more

Infant safe sleep guidellines updated, but message is same: Put baby flat on back, alone.

CNN – Co-sleeping under any circumstances is not safe for infant sleep, the American Academy of Pediatrics stressed Tuesday in the first update to its safe sleep guidelines for babies since 2016. “We know that many parents choose to share a bed with a child, for instance, perhaps to help with breastfeeding or because of … Read more

People’s inflation expectations are rising — and will be hard to bring down

Consumer prices across the rich world are rising by more than 9% year on year, the highest rate since the 1980s. Worryingly, there is growing evidence that the public is starting to expect consistently high inflation. Figures suggesting that Americans’ medium-term expectations of inflation had risen helped set off the market turmoil of last week, … Read more

I’m paying my adviser 1%, but ‘the only communications I get are invoices.’ So I want to regain sole control of my accounts – without having to talk to him about it. Is this possible?

“I want to take back control of my accounts and manage them myself – perhaps in consultation with a fee-based advisor eventually.” Getty Images Question: Eight years ago I hired a financial advisor because the rounds of layoffs at work were coming more regularly, and I wanted to know if my savings were enough for … Read more

Qatar Expands LNG Capacity To Become Europe’s Emergency Gas Supplier

Following on from the recent signing by Qatar of a declaration of intent on energy cooperation with Germany aimed at becoming its key supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) going forward, the Emirate has now signed separate partnership deals with France’s TotalEnergies and Italy’s Eni for the US $ 30 billion North Field (or ‘Dome’) … Read more

Qatar Expands LNG Capacity To Become Europe’s Emergency Gas Supplier

Following on from the recent signing by Qatar of a declaration of intent on energy cooperation with Germany aimed at becoming its key supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) going forward, the Emirate has now signed separate partnership deals with France’s TotalEnergies and Italy’s Eni for the US $ 30 billion North Field (or ‘Dome’) … Read more