School’s Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits

School’s Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits

Many teachers have packed up classrooms for the last time as schools break for summer, leaving a profession where stresses have multiplied as a national teacher shortage threatens to grow. Some 300,000 public-school teachers and other staff left the field between February 2020 and May 2022, a nearly 3% drop in that workforce, according to … Read more

Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Former M-19 rebel Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s runoff presidential election Sunday with 50.5% of the vote. His opponent, businessman Rodolfo Hernández, received 47.3%. The rest of the votes were either left intentionally blank or annulled by electoral authorities. With nearly half of all voters declining to endorse Mr. Petro, there is no mandate for radical … Read more

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Another week of whipsaw stock trading has many investors wondering how much farther markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market routes. It turns out the Fed has often had a hand in market turnarounds, too. Going back to 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 … Read more

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Another week of whipsaw stock trading has many investors wondering how much farther markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market routes. It turns out the Fed has often had a hand in market turnarounds, too. Going back to 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 … Read more

Germany Steps Up Measures to Conserve Gas as Russia Slows Supply to Europe

BERLIN — Germany will restart coal-fired power plants and offer incentives for companies to curb natural gas consumption, marking a new step in the economic war between Europe and Russia. Berlin unveiled the measures Sunday after Russia cut gas supplies to Europe last week as it punched back against European sanctions and military support for … Read more

The Lords of Money Pose Massive Threats to Markets

Think the Fed’s job is hard? At least the US Federal Reserve can concentrate on fighting inflation. In Japan and Europe, the central banks are battling the markets, not merely price rises. That’s leading to some very strange, even contradictory, policies. The troubles of the three central banks mean investors should prepare for the sort … Read more

Texas A&M’s Unreported Foreign Funding

Intellectual property theft and economic espionage by foreign governments have become major problems at US colleges and universities. That’s why federal law requires colleges to report foreign-sourced gifts and contracts worth at least $ 250,000 in a calendar year. The Education Department in 2019 launched an investigation into foreign funding at several prominent American institutions … Read more

Biden’s Patent Gift to Beijing

Ambassadors discuss before the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, June 12. Photo: martial trezzini / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images The World Trade Organization was created to protect free-trade rules to spread prosperity. Now it’s becoming a vehicle to raid US innovation. See … Read more

Biden’s Patent Gift to Beijing

Ambassadors discuss before the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, June 12. Photo: martial trezzini / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images The World Trade Organization was created to protect free-trade rules to spread prosperity. Now it’s becoming a vehicle to raid US innovation. See … Read more

A Crypto Bankruptcy Could Be Investors’ Nightmare

The cryptocurrency market’s latest swoon is giving investors a painful lesson about the risks of trading digital tokens through intermediaries. In a bankruptcy restructuring, crypto investors would be navigating uncharted territory. “What can be safely predicted is that there will be litigation, and there will be delay,” said Adam Levitin, a law professor at Georgetown … Read more