Russia-Ukraine unrest could push up Kiwi fuel, food prices

While Ukraine and Russia are on the other side of the world, New Zealand’s economy is unlikely to escape the impact if hostility between the two nations boils over into outright conflict. Petrol prices, the kiwi dollar and food costs…

EPA acts on environmental justice in 3 Gulf Coast states

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of enforcement actions Wednesday to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other problems afflicting minority communities in three Gulf Coast states, following a “Journey to Justice” tour by Administrator Michael…

At least 3 judges being eyed as Biden mulls high court pick

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden is eyeing at least three judges as potential Supreme Court nominees who would fulfill his campaign pledge to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s highest court, according to aides and allies. With Justice Stephen…

FOMC reaffirms March for taper end, and, maybe, rate hike

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled it is likely to raise U.S. interest rates in March and reaffirmed plans to end its bond purchases that month before launching a significant reduction in its asset holdings.The Federal…