African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

LONDON – Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West Africa. But in the past week, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the … Read more

I’m newly self-employed. Should I open a health savings account?

With healthcare costing so much, and more every year, you should know about tax-smart health savings accounts (HSAs), especially if you’ve recently become self-employed. Here’s the story. If you’re self-employed, opening up an HSA involves taking more responsibility for your own healthcare costs instead of relying on the government. The good news: HSAs offer some … Read more

New study finds omicron no less severe than earlier variants, and not just more transmissible

A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School among others has found that the omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is just as severe as earlier variants, and not more transmissible but no less severe, as previously thought. The study was based on records of 130,000 COVID patients in Massachusetts and … Read more

Did Supreme Court Nominees Lie to Congress?

Photo: Sarah Silbiger / Getty Images One media narrative congealing after this week’s Supreme Court leak is that President Trump’s nominees lied to Congress by claiming they wouldn’t overturn the abortion precedent of Roe v. Wade. So allow us to check the tape — and explain why respecting past decisions does not bind the Court … Read more

How Businesses Can Navigate the Difficult Waters Posed by a Roe Repeal

Text size Corporate America would accomplish little by protesting a Supreme Court decision, writes Kathryn Wylde, but it still has a role to play. Sarah Silbiger / Getty Images About the author: Kathryn Wylde is president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City. The leaked draft of a Supreme Court decision reversing Roe … Read more

Before You Cancel Your Subscription to Science Magazine

Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Photo: Elise Amendola / Associated Press Where can one turn for science reporting that has not become politicized? It’s a difficult question to answer when examining the establishment of academic journals. But a few events this week have this column wondering if a resurgence of rigor might just be underway. … Read more

Shanghai Eases Covid Restrictions. Tesla Is Among Reopened Businesses.

Text size Pedestrians along the Bund in front of buildings in the Lujiazui Financial District, Shanghai. The city is allowing more businesses to reopen as new Covid-19 cases fall. Qilai Shen / Bloomberg Shanghai continues to allow more businesses to resume operations, as the number of new Covid-19 cases falls and the city gradually loosens … Read more

Food delivery is now a $ 150 billion business, but uncertainty and lack of profit continue to loom

As the two biggest app-based delivery platforms in the US report earnings this week, investors are still looking for the answer to a question they’ve asked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic: How will food delivery fare once there are no more lockdowns or restrictions? Analysts’ research and information from Uber Technologies Inc. UBER, -3.46% and DoorDash … Read more

Still Doing Business in Russia? Good Luck Renewing Your Insurance

The Port of Vladivostok, Russia, March 5. Photo: Yuri Smityuk / TASS / Zuma Press More than 750 Western companies have left Russia since it invaded Ukraine. Some had no choice because their sectors fall under Western sanctions. Others have left voluntarily and have been hailed for standing for democracy. Their departure may have another, … Read more

Buffett invests big chunk of Berkshire Hathaway’s cash

OMAHA, Neb. – Warren Buffett gave Berkshire Hathaway investors a few details Saturday about how he spent more than $ 50 billion earlier this year and again reassured them that the company he built will endure long after the 91-year-old billionaire is gone. Tens of thousands of investors packed an Omaha arena Saturday to listen … Read more