• EXPLAINER: Why Sri Lanka’s economy collapsed and what’s next

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s prime minister says the island nation’s debt-laden economy has “collapsed” as it runs out of money to pay for food and fuel. Short of cash to pay for imports of such necessities and already defaulting on its debt, it is seeking help from neighboring India and China and from the International Monetary Fund.

  • FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the U.S. market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping.

  • WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization convenes its emergency committee Thursday to consider if the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox warrants being declared a global emergency. But some experts say the WHO’s decision to act only after the disease spilled into the West could entrench the grotesque inequities that arose between rich and poor countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Trains canceled in UK as unions stage 2nd 24-hour walkout

    LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in Britain faced disruption Thursday as railway staff staged their second national walkout this week, and workers at Britain’s busiest airport announced plans to walk out, adding to summertime travel misery.

  • Wall Street’s bubble may be gone, but stocks can still fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — The good news for stocks is that this year’s sell-off means they no longer look eye-wateringly expensive.

  • Germany faces gas supply ‘crisis,’ declares alarm level

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany activated the second phase of its three-stage emergency plan for natural gas supplies Thursday, warning that Europe’s biggest economy faces a “crisis” and storage targets for the winter are at risk after Russia reduced energy deliveries to several countries.

  • 3 summits offer test of Western unity, dominated by Ukraine

    BERLIN (AP) — Three consecutive summits over the next week will test Western resolve to support Ukraine and the extent of international unity as rising geopolitical tensions and economic pain cast an increasingly long shadow.

  • Gas prices sting US workers who depend on their cars

    DETROIT (AP) — High gas prices have Wallace Reid looking for a new career.

  • Biden to call for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures that was greeted with doubts by many lawmakers.

  • How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday 6/22/2022

    Stocks gave up an afternoon gain and ended slightly lower on Wall Street Wednesday.