Illinois daycare worker tests positive for monkeypox, officials say, but no cases reported in children

Illinois daycare worker tests positive for monkeypox, officials say, but no cases reported in children

CNN — An Illinois daycare worker has tested positive for monkeypox, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday, but no other cases have been reported there. “An adult in a nursery school in the Rantoul area has tested positive for a case of monkeypox,” department director Dr. Sameer Vohra told a news conference. “Assessment … Read more

What is monkeypox and how can you stay safe while it spreads?

What is monkeypox and how can you stay safe while it spreads?

CNN — The Biden administration has declared the monkeypox outbreak in the US a public health emergency. “We are prepared to take our response to the next level to address this virus, and we urge all Americans to take this virus seriously and take responsibility for helping us confront it,” said Xavier Becerra, Secretary of … Read more

Stock futures rise ahead of July jobs report

Stock futures rise ahead of July jobs report

Elon Musk thinks we have passed the peak of inflation Elon Musk said he thinks we are past the peak of inflation and predicts a mild recession 18 months ahead. Musk’s comments came at Tesla’s 2022 shareholder meeting, held on August 4. “We get a little bit of information about where the prices of things … Read more

Monkeypox: Biden administration declares outbreak a public health emergency

Monkeypox: Biden administration declares outbreak a public health emergency

CNN — The Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday, with cases on the rise in the US. The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services. The administration has been criticized at times for its handling of the outbreak, with some calling on the government to … Read more

Lackluster OPEC quota increase won’t solve tight oil market

Lackluster OPEC quota increase won’t solve tight oil market

Yesterday, OPEC and its partners led by Russia agreed increase its combined oil production by 100,000 bpd in September. Reports say the decision follows calls from the US and other big consumers for more oil. However, an additional 100,000 barrels a day probably won’t be enough to push prices down much further. The production increase … Read more

Who is Viktor Bout, the ‘merchant of death’ that America could trade for Brittney Griner?

Who is Viktor Bout, the ‘merchant of death’ that America could trade for Brittney Griner?

Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer known as “The Merchant of Death,” is widely believed to be part of a proposed US-Russian prisoner exchange for the safe return of Americans Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan. Bout has been in US custody since 2008, when a secret operation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration captured him … Read more

Biden orders aircraft carrier to stay in South China Sea, but delays ICBM test

Biden orders aircraft carrier to stay in South China Sea, but delays ICBM test

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during a port visit to Hong Kong on October 2, 2017. Anthony Wallace | AFP | fake images WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will keep a US naval aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea longer than originally planned in response to Chinese missile tests and … Read more

Weekly US Jobless Claims Rise to 260,000 Ahead of Nonfarm Payrolls Report

Weekly US Jobless Claims Rise to 260,000 Ahead of Nonfarm Payrolls Report

Initial jobless insurance claims totaled 260,000 last week, near the highest level since November amid a shift in the US job market. The total for the week ending July 30 was in line with the Dow Jones estimate but up 6,000 from the previous week’s downwardly revised level, the Labor Department reported Thursday. In other … Read more

Alibaba (BABA) June Quarter Fiscal First Quarter Earnings

Alibaba (BABA) June Quarter Fiscal First Quarter Earnings

Alibaba has faced growth challenges amid a regulatory tightening in China’s domestic tech sector and a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. But analysts believe the e-commerce giant’s growth could rebound through the rest of 2022. Guang Da | JiemianNews | VCG | Getty Images Alibaba on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings that beat expectations, … Read more

Senate endorses Finland and Sweden for NATO 95-1, rebukes Russia

Senate endorses Finland and Sweden for NATO 95-1, rebukes Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. senators on Wednesday gave overwhelming bipartisan approval for Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership, calling the expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “knockout blow” for U.S. national security. and a day of reckoning for Russian President Vladimir Putin for his invasion. from Ukraine Wednesday’s 95-1 vote for the nomination of two … Read more