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Amy’s Kitchen previously told NBC News it does not want workers to unionize because it prefers to have a direct relationship with workers. A worker pushes a cart stacked with bowls at an Amy's Kitchen facility in Santa Rosa, Calif., on June 24, 2020. Amy’s Kitchen was also cited in 2018 by OSHA at its plants in Oregon and in Idaho following separate complaints at each location. “We value our relationship with OSHA and look forward to connecting with OSHA about this complaint,” Resch said. The hazards described in Ojeda’s complaint “are preventable if Amy’s Kitchen takes necessary precautions,” the complaint said.
Persons: Cecilia Luna Ojeda, Amy’s Kitchen, Mike Resch, They’re, ” Resch, , Ojeda, Tony Delorio, David Paul Morris, , Resch, Amy’s, Andy, Rachel Berliner Organizations: California, of Occupational Safety, Health, NBC, Cal, OSHA, Corp, NBC News, ” Cal, Teamsters, Bloomberg, Getty, Workers Locations: Santa Rosa, Calif, they’re, Oregon, Idaho
A Tennessee school board voted to remove "Maus," a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, from the district's curriculum after officials objected to eight instances of profanity and an image of a nude woman. The district had sought to use the novel, first serialized in 1980 and later published in two volumes, as an "anchor text" for eighth graders studying the Holocaust. One board member, Jonathan Pierce, described himself as "probably the biggest sinner and crudest person in this room," but said the book didn't meet his "standard," which he described as: "Can I lay that in front of a child." I’m just an old country school board member and I think in our policy it says the decision stops with this board." Another board member asked if the district could strip the vulgarities, but a lawyer for the district cautioned against it, saying the edits could be outside the "fair use umbrella."
Persons: Maus, Education's Jan, Art Spiegelman, Bertrand Langlois, Jonathan Pierce, Pierce, We've, Tony Allman, Julie Goodin, Allman, Spiegelman, ” Spiegelman Organizations: Education's, Getty, CNBC Wednesday Locations: Tennessee, McMinn, Paris, AFP
Two people have been charged in a shooting that killed an 8-year-old girl as she held her mother’s hand on a Chicago street over the weekend, police said Wednesday. A 16-year-old accused of firing the fatal shot that killed Melissa Ortega and the 27-year-old driver of the vehicle involved were arrested this week, police said. And it is unacceptable that she is the latest Chicagoan to fall victim to senseless, senseless gang violence,” Brown said at a news conference. The driver, Xavier Guzman, was arrested Monday and also charged with murder, attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon, police said. Flowers and balloons at a makeshift memorial for 8-year-old Melissa Ortega, in Chicago, on Jan. 24, 2022.
Persons: Melissa Ortega, , David O, Brown, Melissa, “ Melissa, ” Brown, Xavier Guzman, Paul Beaty, Lori Lightfoot, “ We’re, ” Lightfoot Organizations: Chicago Police, AFP, Getty, Police Department, Chicago Locations: Little, Chicago, United States, Mexico
EU rejectionIn November 2013, Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's pro-Russian president, rejected closer ties with the European Union by refusing to sign an association agreement on the eve of a summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. Yanukovych was pressured by Russia, which subsequently offered Ukraine economic assistance to the tune of $15 billion. Beeldbewerking | iStock | Getty ImagesMarkets roiledA market rally on Wall Street faded Friday afternoon on rumors of the Russian military action. Elsewhere, companies with high exposure to Russia and Ukraine included French carmaker Renault, which fell 5% that Monday, and Italy's UniCredit, which dropped 4.1%. 'Little green men'The Russian president initially denied that the unbadged soldiers in Crimea — now known as Putin's "little green men" — were Russian troops, before an admission the following month.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Ivan Buvaltsev, Sergei Shoigu, Mikhail Klimentyev, Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's, Yanukovych, Ukraine's hryvnia, DAX —, Sberbank, French carmaker, Italy's, , Sean Gallup Organizations: AFP, Getty, European Union, International Monetary Fund, iStock, Gazprom, Mobile, French carmaker Renault Locations: Russian, Leningrad, Ukrainian, Crimea, Ukraine, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kyiv, EU, Vilnius, Lithuania, Russia, Brussels, Moscow, French, Crimea —, Perevalne
Credit... Joseph Prezioso/Agence France-Presse, via Getty ImagesUnvaccinated health care workers in roughly half the United States are required to get a first dose of a Covid vaccine by Thursday under a federal mandate that has understaffed hospitals and nursing homes bracing to lose more workers. The Biden administration’s mandate, which is to take effect in stages, will ultimately affect about 10 million health care workers in 76,000 hospitals, nursing homes, home-health agencies and other providers that participate in Medicaid and Medicare. Thursday’s deadline follows a Supreme Court decision on Jan. 13 that blocked a vaccine-or-testing mandate for large employers but upheld a vaccination requirement for health care workers at facilities subsidized by federal funds. Health care workers in most of the remaining states, where a lower court had blocked the mandate, will have until Feb. 14 to receive a first dose. To keep their jobs, all health care workers must be fully vaccinated a month after their first dose.
Persons: Joseph Prezioso, Biden, Mark Parkinson, Parkinson, , Mary Susan Tack, Brian McGarry Organizations: Boston Healthcare, Agence France, Presse, Getty, American Health Care Association, Life Services, University of Rochester Locations: Boston, United States, California, Hawaii , Minnesota, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Nursing
It would be "insane" for Russia to invade Ukraine — but that scenario is "not impossible," says former Prime Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt. The effect on Russia's economy and society would be very substantial, and people would likely mobilize resources to help Ukraine, he predicted. There are rising fears of war between Russia and Ukraine as Moscow has boosted its military presence at the border between the two countries in recent months. But the former Swedish prime minister isn't hopeful. Carl Bildt Former Prime Minister of SwedenIf Nord Stream 1 is cut, Germany will be in a critical situation, he said.
Persons: Sweden Carl Bildt, it's, Vladimir Putin, Bildt, CNBC's, Wolfgang Schwan, , Carl Bildt Organizations: Ukraine, European Council, Foreign Relations, 25th Air Assault Battalion, Anadolu Agency, Getty, U.S, Kremlin, Russia, CNBC, Eurostat Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Europe, Avdiivka, Moscow, Washington, Crimea, Swedish, Germany
Akos Stiller | Bloomberg via Getty ImagesRisk of death from Covid-19 is significantly higher in countries ruled by populist governments, a new study has found. They found that excess mortality was, on average, more than twice as high in populist-governed countries than in non-populist governed countries. For every 100 expected deaths in non-populist countries, Covid caused an additional 8 deaths, researchers found. But in populist-led countries, Covid led to an additional 18 deaths for every 100 non-Covid deaths. Populist governments' communications on Covid were also "designed to downplay the severity of the pandemic and to discredit scientific findings," the Kiel Institute, a German think tank involved in the research, found.
Persons: Viktor Orban, Hungary's, Akos Stiller, Donald Trump, Covid Organizations: Fidesz, Bloomberg, Getty, U.S, Populist, Kiel Institute Locations: Budapest, Hungary, Covid, U.S, Brazil, Czech Republic, India, Israel, Mexico, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Japan, Canada, Sweden, German
The Netherlands lifted some of Europe's toughest Covid restrictions with bars, restaurants and museums allowed to reopen their doors, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on January 25, 2022. This is in spite of high levels of infections across Europe, largely caused by the spread of the omicron variant. While Covid cases have peaked and are falling in the U.K., cases in France and Germany are still near records. On Wednesday, France reported just over 428,000 new Covid cases over the previous 24-hour period. Germany reported a new record of 164,000 new daily infections on the same day, but this was trounced Thursday, with 203,136 new infections reported by the public health body, the Robert Koch Institute.
Persons: Mark Rutte, RAMON VAN FLYMEN, Robert Koch, Olivier Veran Organizations: AFP, Getty, Dutch, Robert Koch Institute ., France's, omicron Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe, England, Denmark, France, Germany, Robert Koch Institute . Germany
An underwater volcano eruption near Tonga wiped out entire villages and crushed the island nation's infrastructure. The eruption was felt around the world, including on the west coast of South America, where large waves stuck the coastline. In Peru, those waves had an environmental impact, causing an oil spill that is roiling the country's politics. One week after the volcano eruption, it declared a state of emergency, with rhetoric calibrated to respond to the accusations of incompetence and inaction. Peruvian protesters in front of Repsol's offices in Lima after an oil spill on the coasts of Lima and El Callao, January 26, 2022.
Persons: Edward Lawrenz, CRIS BOURONCLE, Pedro Castillo, Repsol, lambast, Castillo, Klebher Vasquez, Tine van, Frida Ghitis Organizations: Service, MIT, Getty, Dorium, Humboldt, Foreign Ministry, Twitter, Anadolu Agency, United Nations, Authorities, CNN, Washington Post Locations: Tonga, South America, Peru, South Pacific, Ecuador, Chile, Callao, AFP, Ventanilla, Peruvian, Humboldt, Lima, El Callao, United States, China
U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said they wrestled control of the last section of a prison seized by ISIS militants and freed a number of child detainees they had used as human shields. “The whole prison is now under control,” said Farhad Shami, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. After breaking into the prison late Thursday, ISIS militants were joined by others rioting inside the facility. Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) deploy around Ghwayran prison in Syria's northeastern city of Hasakeh on Jan. 25, 2022. Shami said at one point the ISIS militants had seized control of the hospital inside the prison.
Persons: stoked, , Farhad Shami, Shami, John W Brennan, Jr, Newroz Ahmed, Iraq’s, Mustafa al, Kadhimi Organizations: ISIS, U.S, Syrian Democratic Forces, NBC, Human Rights, AFP, Getty, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, Fighters, SDF, Islamic Locations: Kurdish, Syria, Iraq, U.S, Hassakeh, Britain, Syria's, Hasakeh, Diyala province, Iraq’s, Ninevah
Agreements from betting firms and technology companies helped the NFL lure a record $1.8 billion in sponsorship revenue, sports partnerships consultancy firm IEG told CNBC. Sports gambling companies, casinos, and lotteries saw the most significant spike in NFL sponsorship agreements. "They've cut those categories (tech and alcohol) pretty fine," said Laatz, calling the NFL's sponsorship money a "runway revenue train." Laatz said he's "skeptical" of the NFL's overseas plan, which the league labeled the "International Home Marketing Areas." Laetz believes NFL teams' deals could be even more lucrative.
Persons: IEG, BetMGM, Andrew Harrer, It's, Peter Laatz, seltzer, Laatz, he's, , Laetz, Tyrone Siu Organizations: National Football League, NFL, CNBC, Sports, Caesars, Bloomberg, Getty, Verizon, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Microsoft, Anheuser, Busch, Diageo, U.S, National, NBA, Marketing, Golden State Warriors, Mass Transit, Reuters Locations: Canada, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom, Australia, London, U.S, Hong Kong, China
Democratic Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock speaks during a campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia on December 15, 2020. Uniting all factions of the Democratic Party and its supporters is a focus on one critical topic: Fighting rising costs. A test in GeorgiaA representative for Sen. Raphael Warnock's campaign highlighted several efforts to lower costs and combat inflation. To counter that narrative, many Democrats are touting efforts to lower costs. The Senate is split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, meaning that the 2022 results could shift the balance of power on Capitol Hill.
Persons: Raphael Warnock, Jim Watson, , Joe Biden's, Sen, Raphael Warnock's, Biden, Warnock, Johnny Isakson, Herschel Walker, Trump, Latham Saddler, Donald Trump, Walker's, Stacey Abrams, Abrams, Brian Kemp, David Perdue, Gov, John Fetterman, Republican Sen, Pat Toomey, Jeff Bartos, Jazmin Vargas, Vargas, Anita Dunn, Dunn, Chris Meagher, Pres, Nancy Pelosi, Tom Wolf, Mark Makela Organizations: AFP, Getty, Biden's, CNBC, Democratic, Democratic Party, Georgia Democrat, Republican, Senate, Peach State, Gov, GOP, Keystone, Labor, Democratic Senatorial, U.S, Capitol, Republicans Locations: Atlanta , Georgia, Georgia, Peach, Pennsylvania, Capitol Hill, Harrisburg , Pennsylvania
Landing your dream tech job is difficult, but now could be the perfect time to start your journey. In 2021, CompTIA's Workforce and Learning Trends report predicted the tech industry would grow to 12.4 million employees. Here are the things any job candidate looking to land a job at Meta, Google, Amazon, Salesforce, or Apple should know before starting the application process. Sam Barnes/Sportfile/Getty ImagesWhile the tech industry is creating the innovative and progressive products of the future, the industry's hiring practices remain antiquated. Women in the tech industry face discrimination, sexual harassment, and a worsening gender pay gap.
Persons: it's, Read, Here's, Noah Berger, Noam Galai, Salesforce's, , Spencer Platt, Sam Barnes, Sportfile, who've, I'm, Facebook who's Organizations: Google, Apple, Service, CompTIA's, of Tech, Meta, Meta Facebook, Facebook, Facebook Google Google, Anadolu Agency, Inc, Amazon Web, Getty, Forbes, Amazon Web Services, Amazon, Salesforce Workers, Salesforce, Read Locations: View , California, United States, Vegas, Las Vegas , Nevada, coronavirus, New York City, Salesforce, San Francisco, Tech, Lisbon, Portugal
While some couples "spend down" their assets — paying off debt or making purchases that won't inhibit their Medicaid eligibility — in order to qualify, another option may be purchasing what's called a Medicaid annuity. This strategy basically allows you to convert countable assets (for Medicaid eligibility purposes) into an income stream for the healthy spouse — and not have it factor into the calculation. Jeffrey Levine Chief planning officer at Buckingham Wealth PartnersHowever, there are lots of details to know before running out to purchase an annuity for this purpose. What to knowWhen you apply to have Medicaid cover the cost of institutional care, the program takes a snapshot of your assets to determine eligibility. They would purchase an annuity with it that's payable to the healthy spouse, based on their own life expectancy.
Persons: Terry Vine, , Jeffrey Levine, Levine Organizations: Getty, Medicaid, Buckingham Wealth Partners, Finance, Buckingham Wealth, weren't Locations: Garden City , New York
Dan Kitwood | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesOmicron has almost completely replaced the previously dominant delta variant of Covid-19 in England, a new study has found, with the vast majority of cases being possible reinfections. The study found that 99% of sequenced positive swabs came from people infected with the omicron variant, with only 1% of infections being caused by the delta variant. Researchers noted on Wednesday that omicron's infectiousness had now led to the highest Covid prevalence ever observed in the REACT study. On Tuesday, the U.K. provisionally recorded 94,326 new Covid cases and 439 deaths within 28 days of a positive test result. In late December, Covid infections peaked in the country when it recorded 246,415 positive test results in one day.
Persons: Dan Kitwood, , Swabs, omicron's infectiousness, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Tedros Organizations: St Thomas ' Hospital, Getty, Imperial, WHO, Covid Locations: London, England
Those interventions offer clues about what President Vladimir Putin may be thinking amid another buildup near Ukraine. Russian military action would likely be successful, but conditions now mean it would have high military and political cost. But the war would be extremely costly for Russia because of significant improvements in the Ukrainian military since 2014. Ukraine's military is far more capable now than it was in 2014. Satellite image ©2022 Maxar TechnologiesDespite the advances of the Ukrainian military, Russia's military, due to its sheer size, would still overwhelm the Ukrainians.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Irakli Gedenidze, Putin, Yannis Behrakis, Volodymyr Tarasov, Joe Biden, Liam Collins Organizations: Service, Russia, Georgia Russian, Reuters, Georgia's, Osseitians, Global Centre, REUTERS, Luhansk —, Special Forces, Armed Forces of, Anadolu Agency, Getty, Georgian Army, Barcroft, United States, Russian, Modern War Institute, United States Military Academy, Creative Locations: Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Russian, South Ossetia, Tbilisi , Georgia, Caucasus, Beijing, Tbilisi, Georgia's, Crimea, Crimean, Simferopol, Ukrainian, Donetsk, Luhansk, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Africa, South America, Donbas, Armed Forces of Ukraine, Kiev, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine's Donbass, United, Estonia, United States, Yelnya, Western
On January 16, a cluster of Afghan women marched near Kabul University to demanded the right to return to work and continue their education. A representative for the Kabul police did not respond to Insider's request for information on the location and condition of the young women. Afghan women march as they chant slogans and hold banners during a women's rights protest in Kabul on January 16, 2022. In addition, Afghan women have little resource if they experience domestic abuse – something that, women say, has been made worse by the soaring rate of unemployment and approaching famine this winter. They held signs urging Afghan women to "respect your worth" and saying that the protesters were not "representatives of chaste Afghan women."
Persons: YouTuber, Paryani, Parwana, , WAKIL KOHSAR, Huda Khamosh, Ibrahimkhel, Amir Khan Mottaqi, Rina Amiri, Deborah Lyons, Sirajuddin Haqqani, Lyons, Amir Khan Muttaqi, STIAN LYSBERG, Hamasa Badakhsh, Badakhsh, Paryani's, MOHD RASFAN, Ahmad Massoud, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Amrullah Saleh, Massoud, Saleh, they've, Haqqani, Wahida Organizations: UN, Amnesty, Human Rights, Aamaj News, United Nations, Getty, Taliban, Human Rights Watch, Representative, Interior, FBI, Union, EU, U.S, Justice, Foreign Affairs, National Directorate of Security, Islamic, Afghan National Security Forces, Afghan Locations: Kabul University, Kabul, AFP, Norway, Oslo, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic, Northern, Panjshir, Jan, Soviet, Tajikistan, Parwan, United States
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Russia and Ukraine during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2022. Brendan Smialowski | ReutersWASHINGTON – Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. delivered a document to Moscow on Wednesday that lays out "a serious diplomatic path forward" should Russia decide against invading Ukraine. The development came as NATO warned that Russia continued to increase its military presence along the Ukraine border. Russian officials have meanwhile, repeatedly called on the U.S. to prevent an eastward expansion of the NATO military alliance. "Russia continues its military buildup and we see also more troops not only in and around Ukraine but also now in Belarus.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Brendan Smialowski, Blinken, Joe Biden, Russia John Sullivan, Biden, We're, Vladimir Putin, it'd, Anatolii Stepanov, Putin, He's, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg, Olivier Hoslet Organizations: State Department, Reuters WASHINGTON –, NATO, Kremlin, Ukrainian Military Forces, AFP, Getty Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Washington , U.S, U.S, Moscow, Soviet, Washington, Zolote, Belarus, Brussels, Belgium
US President Joe Biden speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 8, 2021. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden will visit New York City next week to discuss strategies to address gun crime with Mayor Eric Adams, the White House said Wednesday. Adams recently released a "Blueprint to End Gun Violence," which begins by saying, "New York City has been tested to its core in the first month of 2022." The New York Daily News on Jan. 1 reported that there were 1,562 shooting incidents reported by the NYPD in 2021, which was 30 more such incidents than were reported in 2020. New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks to members of the media at Harlem Hospital on January 21, 2022 in New York City.
Persons: Joe Biden, Brendan Smialowski, Eric Adams, Biden, Adams, Alexi J, Rosenfeld Organizations: White, AFP, Getty, New York Police, State Police, New York Daily News, NYPD, Big Apple, News, New, New York City, Harlem Hospital Locations: Rose, Washington ,, New York City, Manhattan, York City, New York
The US military has been winding down its operations in Iraq after years of battling ISIS. Iraqi special-operations forces are continuing that fight against the remnants of the terrorist group. Those Iraqi forces have been working closely with their US counterparts for nearly 20 years. Importantly, the Iraqi special-operations forces are separate from the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior, giving them more flexibility and credibility as independent actors. Shortly thereafter, these commandos merged with the battalion-sized unit to create the first Iraqi Special Operations Force Brigade.
Persons: ISIS, Abu Bakr al, AHMAD, Iraq's Al, Jose A, Torres, Erick Thronson, Stavros Atlamazoglou Organizations: Iraqi, US, Service, ISIS, US Army, Force, Terrorism Service, Getty Images, Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, Counter Terrorism Command, Iraqi Special Operations Forces, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior, 75th Ranger Regiment, Iraqi Counter Terrorism, Terrorism, Getty, US Army Special Forces, Green, Services, Iraq's Al Asad, Iraq's Al Asad Air Base, Staff, Coalition, Green Berets, Iraqi Special Operations Force Brigade, American, Green Beret, Army Green Berets, Hellenic Army, 575th Marine Battalion, Army, Johns Hopkins University Locations: Iraq, Syria, Virginia, US, Old City, Mosul, AFP, Iraq's, Iraqi, Iraq's Al Asad Air, Jordan, Jordanian, Baghdad
China has rapidly increased its long-range bomber flights over water in recent years, catching the attention of US military officials. China's bomber flights around the first island chain, which includes Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines, are relatively new and reflect how the Chinese military has rapidly grown in size and capability. A Chinese H-6K bomber flies over the Bashi Strait, September 12, 2016. A Chinese H-6K bomber. China's air force has released promotional footage of H-20 models that look similar to the US's B-2 stealth bomber.
Persons: Charles Q, Brown, Guo Wei, it's, Xi Jinping, Lyle Goldstein, Goldstein, Rand, They've, 天下, Timothy Heath, Heath Organizations: Service, Taiwan's Ministry of Defense, US Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Rand Corporation, Getty, Defense, Pentagon, PLA, Russia, Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, AP, YouTube Locations: China, Taiwan, China's, Japan, Philippines, Bashi Strait, Xinhua, Miyako, South, Paracel, Soviet, Asia, Guam, South Korea, Russian, Pacific, Beijing, Moscow
In this article OLLIETSYENPHUPSTBBBYRVLVCNBC's Jim Cramer on Wednesday offered a list of beaten-up stocks that he believes are now cheap enough to buy. "In other words, we want huge discounts, but we also want quality companies that are actually profitable, meaning their stocks got cheaper as they went lower," Cramer said. "After this seemingly non-stop pummeling, we finally have a bunch of stocks that are cheap enough to buy," he added. Cramer said he likes Etsy as a play on e-commerce and Enphase in the solar industry. He added that he thinks Twitter is "really interesting" and Pinterest may be a buy but it needs some time.
Persons: OLLI ETSY ENPH, Jim Cramer, Russell, Cramer, Gabby Jones, Clarivate, Etsy, Dado Ruvic, Justin Sullivan Organizations: Wednesday, Bloomberg, Getty, Twitter, Rocket Companies, Reuters Locations: Larkspur , California
WASHINGTON — The Office of Congressional Ethics said Monday that Reps. Marie Newman, D-Ill., and Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., may have violated federal law and recommended that the House Ethics Committee further investigate their cases. Lamborn also "may have solicited or accepted improper gifts from subordinates,” which could also violate federal law, the report continued. The House Ethics Committee, which can reprimand lawmakers and recommend punishment for misconduct, said it would investigate the allegations in the reports. The ethics office said Chehade refused to cooperate with its review, and he did not immediately return NBC News' request for comment. The ethics office said Anderson refused to cooperate with its review, and he did not immediately respond to NBC News' request for comment.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Marie Newman, Doug Lamborn, Newman, Bill Clark, Lamborn, Iymen, Chehade, didn’t, , ” Newman, Newman's, Jeanie Lamborn, , Dale Anderson, Anderson, Lamborn's, Brandon Pope, Cassandra Sebastian Organizations: , House Republican, Capitol Hill Club, Inc, Getty, NBC, D.C, U.S, Capitol Locations: Chicago, Washington
Russia has grown in both capability and confidence, and the combination seems to have convinced Putin that he is in the best possible position to reassert his demands, Giles said. The end result would be a continent that is dominated by Russian military power and held at risk by Russian missiles, he added. Ukraine is just an “unfortunate victim and the most convenient place for Putin to mount his demands with menaces,” according to Giles. Still, military action in Ukraine could be tricky to sell to the Russian public, especially if the standoff turns into a prolonged conflict. Experts and military analysts are divided on whether Putin intends to engage in a full-blown war with Ukraine.
Persons: Putin, , Keir Giles, Giles, Alexei Navalny, Antony Blinken, Sergey Lavrov, Alex Brandon, menaces, Oleksiy Honcharenko, Russia’s, “ Putin, ” Giles, , Volodymyr Fesenko, ” Will Organizations: NATO, Washington, Eurasia Program, West, Kremlin, , Getty, Penta, Russian Defense Ministry, Moscow Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, London, Eastern Europe, Europe, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarus, AFP, Berlin, Kyiv, The U.S
Xinhua News Agency/Getty ImagesUS futures fell Tuesday as investors looked towards the latest Fed decision, while bitcoin edged up. Technology stocks looked set for the biggest drops, with futures for the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index tumbling 1.04%. The Nasdaq 100 index went on an even wilder ride, plunging 5% before recovering to close 0.49% higher. Asian stocks tumbled overnight after the volatility in US stock markets. In crypto markets, bitcoin rose 7% to $36,412 on the Coinbase exchange as some investors appeared to "buy the dip."
Persons: Stocks, bitcoin, Dow Jones, wilder, Susannah Streeter, Hargreaves Lansdown, Jeff Buchbinder Organizations: Xinhua News Agency, Getty, Bell, Reserve, Dow, Nasdaq, Apple, CSI, Nikkei, Federal, Treasury, Analysts, LPL Locations: Russia, Ukraine
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