U.S. stock index futures slightly rose on Wednesday, ahead of another expected sharp interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve and after Russian President Vladimir Putin escalated his war against Ukraine.How are stock index futures trading S&P 500 futures ES00, +0.56% rose 15.8 points, or 0.4% to 3,888...
The electric car market is constantly growing with new entries, but many of them are expensive luxury vehicles. However, that doesn’t mean finding a reasonably affordable EV is impossible. Such options on the lower end of the pricing spectrum are the Kia Niro EV and Nissan Leaf.2022 Kia Niro...
A bounty of year-end programming will pose a unique challenge to streaming consumers in December — not so much what to watch, but how to prioritize the avalanche of promising new series and movies that are on the way. This month we expanded the streaming budget a bit, to...
The price of gasoline RB00, -0.03% has spiked since the Russian invasion of Ukraine and politicians have been quick to call for a temporary suspension of gasoline excise taxes, either at the federal or state level. Already, three states—Connecticut, Maryland, and Georgia—have temporarily suspended their state excise tax.  News:...
When Hao Jia received an email from Coinbase that his job offer had been rescinded, he was on his way to watch “Top Gun: Maverick,” the blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. Jia’s girlfriend had asked him to watch it for her because she was in China, where the film...
“ ‘You started this war. You are leading this war. You can stop this war.’ ” That was Arnold Schwarzenegger directly addressing Russian President Vladimir Putin about the war in Ukraine during a nine-minute video appeal that went out Thursday morning on social-media...
The prices of commodities including oil CL00, -0.31%, wheat W00, -0.28% and palladium PA00, -0.56% have surged this year as much of the global economy shakes off COVID restrictions and as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to a key commodity-exporting region to be cut off from the the...
Is art, wine or bitcoin BTCUSD, +0.38% a good alternative bet in these uncertain times, particularly as investors in stocks and bonds reel from a bruising start to 2022? With few corners of financial markets left unscathed by volatility tied to rising interest rates, a surge in the cost...
Could cold sores plus shingles lead to Alzheimer’s? New research from Tufts and Oxford universities adds to the growing evidence that they might — and how. And the implications are both good and bad. Good, because it means vaccines could help prevent Alzheimer’s, for which there is very little medication and...
A bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general said Thursday it is investigating how Instagram attracts and affects young people, amping up the pressure on parent company Meta Platforms Inc. FB, -0.61%  over potential harms to its users. Led by eight states, including Massachusetts and Nebraska, the coalition is focused on “the...