5 things to know before the stock market opens on Friday, December 2nd

A GE AC4400CW diesel-electric locomotive is seen in the livery of Union Pacific, ahead of a potential strike if there is no agreement with the railroad unions, as a Metrolink passenger train (right) arrives at Union Station in Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 15, 2022. Bing Guan | Reuters Here are the top stories investors need … Read more

Macron arrives at the White House on the first state visit of the Biden administration

CNN – US President Joe Biden participates in a series of events as part of his job First state visit Since taking office, welcoming the arrival French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, Thursday. Macron’s trip to the White House marks the second time as guests of honor on a state visit, having … Read more

Russian oil sanctions are about to begin. And it can disrupt markets dramatically

European oil sanctions are set to kick in on December 5th. The idea is to reduce Russia’s oil revenues in light of its war in Ukraine. Andrei Rudakov | bloomberg | Getty Images Analysts have warned that the upcoming sanctions on Russian oil will be “really devastating” to energy markets if European countries fail to … Read more

The House votes to avert the rail strike and force a deal on the unions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US House of Representatives moved urgently to avert a looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind businesses and workers to a proposed settlement reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved. . The measure passed by a vote of 290-137 and is … Read more

“Things are looking” for the heart of Downtown Urbana | Economie

Record Swap owner Bob Diener says at his Lincoln Square store in Urbana his business has tripled since he moved it to the mall from Race Street just before the pandemic began in early 2020. Robin Schulz/The News Gazette To subscribe, click here Want to buy a hard copy today? This is a single copy … Read more

Ukrainian President Zelensky urges European unity. Russian reservists suffered heavy losses

‘We share your pain’: Putin meets mothers of Russian soldiers Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Friday with the mothers of Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine, telling them that he and his country shared their pain. Sitting with the group of women around a table with tea and cake, Putin said he understood that nothing … Read more

Economies booming with Russian wealth and immigration

Russians cross the border between Russia and Georgia days after President Vladimir Putin announced a mobilization campaign on September 21. Daru Solakuri | Getty Images News | Getty Images While many economies are suffering from the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a select few countries are benefiting from the influx of Russian immigrants and … Read more

Taylor Swift’s ticket fiasco leads to calls for Ticketmaster and Live Nation to break up

Taylor Swift accepts an award on stage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2022 held at the PSD Bank Dome on November 13, 2022 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Jeff Kravitz | Movie Magic | Getty Images There’s just something about Taylor Swift and breakups. Activists and lawmakers renew calls to split Ticketmaster and live nation After … Read more

A well-known professor in Moscow denounces France as “anti-Turkophobic and anti-Muslim”

Written by Professor Kamran Rustamov The French called on Pope Urban II to launch a crusade against the Turks. Voltaire wrote to Catherine II in 1769: “Madame, by killing the Turks, Your Imperial Majesty is lengthening my days.” The famous French writer Victor Hugo once wrote in one of his books that “with the barbarians,” … Read more