Russian oil sanctions are about to take effect. And they could disrupt markets on a massive scale

The European oil sanctions will take effect on December 5. The idea is to reduce oil revenues for Russia given the war in Ukraine. Andrei Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images The upcoming sanctions on Russian oil will be “really disruptive” to energy markets if European countries fail to enact a price cap, analysts warned. … Read more

Iranian protesters celebrate World Cup defeat as players’ return is feared

CNN — Iran’s defeat to the United States at the World Cup was met with cheers and revelry in Tehran and other Iranian cities on Tuesday night, as protesters hailed the country’s exit from the tournament as a blow to the ruling regime. The country was knocked out of the tournament in Qatar on Tuesday … Read more

The number of drug overdose deaths among seniors has more than tripled in two decades

Drug and alcohol-related deaths are on the rise among American seniors. Drug overdose deaths have more than tripled in the past two decades among people age 65 and older, while deaths from alcohol abuse increased more than 18% between 2019 and 2020, according to data published Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics. More … Read more

The number of drug overdose deaths among seniors has more than tripled in two decades

Drug and alcohol-related deaths are on the rise among American seniors. Drug overdose deaths have more than tripled in the past two decades among people age 65 and older, while deaths from alcohol abuse increased more than 18% between 2019 and 2020, according to data published Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics. More … Read more

Inflation in the Eurozone falls to 10% in November, while energy prices slow

Markets are following the latest inflation data from the Eurozone ahead of a new ECB meeting. Julien De Rosa | dpa | Getty Images Eurozone inflation slowed slightly in November, according to preliminary data released Wednesday, with prices coming off record highs and falling short of analysts’ expectations. Consumer prices have been sky-high in the … Read more

China COVID protests die down, but policy resentment persists | protest news

Bill was standing with a group of people, mostly in their twenties, when a young woman began to lead the singing. “Give me liberty, or give me death,” she screamed, her voice cracking at one point. Others followed suit, repeating the chant and lifting sheets of blank paper, a signature symbol of China’s latest wave … Read more

ECB to announce QT program details at December meeting

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank speaks at an event. The central bank will meet in mid-December for more monetary policy decisions. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The European Central Bank could be about to answer a lingering question in the coming weeks that could have major implications for financial markets. At … Read more

China COVID protests die down, but policy resentment persists | protest news

Bill was standing with a group of people, mostly in their twenties, when a young woman began to lead the singing. “Give me liberty, or give me death,” she screamed, her voice cracking at one point. Others followed suit, repeating the chant and lifting sheets of blank paper, a signature symbol of China’s latest wave … Read more

The House Jan. 6 committee chair says the panel is “nearly putting down its pens” in its final report

CNN — The chairman of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol said Tuesday that the panel is “about to lay down its pens” in its final report, which will be released by the end of this Congress. “The core of the report is complete and there is … Read more

MCK refuses to give up its inherent jurisdiction over games of chance | Reserve news

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is taking legal action against the Ontario government and iGaming Ontario, claiming that the province’s iGaming scheme is not only illegal, but unconstitutional. “From time immemorial,” reads the notice of application filed Nov. 28 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, MCK has had a “longstanding interest in gambling … Read more