Euro pushes higher as ECB chief Lagarde says inflation is still too high

European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde announces a new monetary policy decision. Frederick Florin | Afp | Getty Images The euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar Wednesday, following comments from the European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde that inflation is “still high.” The euro was up by roughly 0.2% against the U.S. currency … Read more

Ukraine war live updates: China’s Xi leaves Moscow after mixed talks with Putin; drones target Kyiv and Crimea, officials say

Both Ukraine and Russia claim they’ve been targeted by drones Ukraine’s capital Kyiv was targeted by Russian drone strikes overnight, regional officials said Wednesday, while the Russian-installed governor of Sevastopol in occupied Crimea also claimed Russia’s Black Sea Fleet had been targeted by drones. “The enemy does not stop attacking Kyiv. This night, the terrorist … Read more

Major registries in the carbon offset market are allowing dubious credits, report says

Paula Swedeen, a forest policy specialist for the Washington Environmental Council, poses for a photo next to a forest land boundary marker adjacent to Mount Rainier National Park on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, near Ashford, Wash. The land is part of a new project of 520 acres on private timberland that allows the private nonprofit … Read more

Potentially deadly fungus candida auris is spreading at an ‘alarming rate,’ CDC says

A fungus that is often resistant to drugs has spread at an “alarming rate” through health-care facilities in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Candida auris is an emerging fungus that is serious and potentially fatal for hospitalized patients, particularly those with multiple medical problems. The fungus was first identified … Read more

Trump is ‘sad’ not ‘scared,’ his lawyer says of looming indictment threat

President Donald Trump as he leaves the White House for a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, in Washington D.C on May 29th, 2018. Carlos Barria | Reuters Former President Donald Trump is “sad” but not afraid about the possibility of being criminally charged in New York City over a hush money payment to a porn star, … Read more

Junk fees cost consumers tens of billions annually, according to the White House

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks during a reception celebrating Nowruz in the East Room at the White House in Washington, March 20, 2023. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Fees on concert tickets, air fares, hotels and other so-called junk fees cost Americans tens of billions of dollars every year, often obscuring the full price of … Read more

Fox News producer alleges network coerced her into giving misleading testimony on Dominion

A Fox News producer on Monday filed lawsuits against the network, alleging its lawyers coerced her into providing misleading testimony in the Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against the network. The lawsuit was filed Monday night by Abby Grossberg, who worked with Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Maria Bartiromo, against the network in New York and Delaware. Grossberg … Read more

Porn star Stormy Daniels says she’ll ‘dance down the street’ if Trump goes to jail

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels arrives for the opening of the adult entertainment fair Venus in Berlin, on Oct. 11, 2018. Daniels’ lawyer said she met Wednesday, March 15, 2023, with prosecutors who are investigating hush money paid to her on behalf of former President Donald Trump. Markus Schreiber | AP Porn star Stormy Daniels … Read more

What student loan borrowers need to know about the 2023 tax season

Prostock-studio | Istock | Getty Images You probably can’t claim student loan interest deduction Before the Covid pandemic, nearly 13 million taxpayers took advantage of the student loan interest deduction, which allows borrowers to deduct up to $2,500 a year in interest payments they’ve made on their private or federal student loans. The deduction, which … Read more