Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

KYIV, Ukraine – A Ukrainian official overseeing the country’s push to join the European Union said Wednesday that she’s “100%” certain all 27 EU nations will approve Ukraine’s EU candidacy during a summit this week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed similar optimism, calling it a “crucial moment” for Ukraine. Ukraine’s membership bid is the top … Read more

Racism could ruin metaverse if tech doesn’t improve diversity now

The tech industry’s disappointing track record on issues of diversity could have serious consequences when the metaverse comes along. For years, tens of millions of people of color have endured unwelcome experiences on social media platforms built by mostly white and male tech CEOs, including harassment and hate speech. Many users have also had their … Read more

What to do if you face job loss

Realpeoplegroup | E + | Getty Images As fears grow that the US economy is headed for a recession, a number of companies have announced massive waves of layoffs. It’s a stark reversal after a year or more of mass voluntary resignations and job switching amid plentiful employment opportunities nationwide, in a trend known as … Read more

Lifetime income illustrations are a ‘wake-up call’ for 401 (k) savers

I think it’s very helpful for helping people start to think about outcome, and not emphasize the big pile of money. Philip Chao principal and chief investment officer at Experiential Wealth Blackcat | E + | Getty Images You may get a nasty surprise when you open your next 401 (k) statement. These statements generally … Read more

Lifetime income illustrations are a ‘wake-up call’ for 401 (k) savers

Blackcat | E + | Getty Images You may get a nasty surprise when you open your next 401 (k) statement. These statements generally arrive each quarter, either online or by mail. They provide basic information to savers about their investments and the size of their nest egg, for example. Starting in a few weeks, … Read more

How to protect yourself against monkeypox, what to do if you catch it

Test tubes labeled “Monkeypox virus positive and negative” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. Dado Ruvic | Reuters A recent monkeypox outbreak across the US, Europe, Australia and the Middle East have baffled health experts and is raising concerns of a wider outbreak. As of Wednesday, there were 346 confirmed and suspected … Read more

1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

ISLAMABAD – In Afghanistan, 1.1 million children under the age of 5 will likely face the most severe form of malnutrition this year, according to the UN, as increasing numbers of hungry, wasting-away children are brought into hospital wards. UN and other aid agencies were able to stave off outright famine after the Taliban takeover … Read more

Here’s the best way to use a health savings account

The Good Brigade | Digitalvision | Getty Images Health savings accounts can be a powerful way to build wealth and prepare for medical costs in old age – if they’re used the right way. HSAs carry a three-pronged tax benefit. Contributions and investment growth are tax-free, as are withdrawals if used for qualified health expenses. … Read more