Parents can’t be only ones to teach our children about finance

Monkeybusinessimages | Istock | Getty Images Some people oppose school-based financial education because they believe teaching kids about money is the parents’ responsibility ― and frankly, it should be. But what about the kids whose parents or guardians don’t have the personal finance skills or experience to adequately instruct their children? Where can they go … Read more

Inflation is the ‘top problem’ facing America, survey shows

A worker stocks items inside a grocery store in San Francisco, California, May 2, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Meanwhile, President Joe Biden also has faced blowback over continued inflation and plans to address the issue. A Twitter exchange between Biden and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos began on Friday when the … Read more

McDonald’s to sell Russia business after pausing operations due to Ukraine war

A view shows a McDonald’s restaurant in Saint Petersburg, Russia March 8, 2022. Anton Vaganov | Reuters McDonald’s said Monday that it would sell its business in Russia, a little more than two months after it paused operations in the country due to its invasion of Ukraine. “The humanitarian crisis caused by the war in … Read more

UK threatens to scrap parts of Brexit deal

Johnson will visit Northern Ireland on Monday to hold emergency talks. Daniel Leal | dpa | Getty Images LONDON — The UK government is again threatening to unilaterally override large parts of the Brexit deal agreed with the European Union, raising the prospect of a trade war amid a power-sharing crisis in Northern Ireland. UK … Read more

U.S., Europe to improve food chains after India bans wheat exports

PARIS — The United States and the European Union are looking at how to improve food supply chains with export restrictions from India and other nations accentuating global problems, the EU’s trade chief told CNBC. G-7 foreign ministers warned over the weekend that the war in Ukraine is increasing the risk of a global hunger … Read more

Covid lockdowns weigh on retail, industrial production data

The persistent spread of Covid and resulting stay-home orders — primarily in Shanghai — forced factories to close or operate at limited capacity in April. Pictured here on May 12 is a refrigerator factory in Hefei, China, about a five hours’ drive from Shanghai. Xie Chen | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — … Read more

Lithium’s vital role in the energy transition sends prices to record highs. How to play it

The all-electric future, where homes, cars and buildings run on clean energy, depends on a host of raw materials, but perhaps one more than the rest: lithium. Prices for the key metal have shot up over the last year as projections suggest demand is going to vastly outstrip supply. On one side there’s automakers promising … Read more

Amazon’s Bezos criticizes Biden over inflation tweet

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 2, 2021. Paul Ellis | Reuters Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took aim at President Joe Biden on Friday over a tweet that said inflation could be brought down by taxing wealthy corporations. Biden earlier in the day tweeted: … Read more