New Zealand interest rate hikes and inflation data

New Zealand’s central bank hints at more increases to come Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) Governor Adrian Orr said the bank’s only goal is to reach the official money rate to a point where inflation can diminish. Orr’s comments come after the central bank raised its largest interest rate hike, by 75 basis points. … Read more

SMART-TD votes on labor deal as bars near national strike

An aerial view of freight containers and freight rail trains at the BNSF Los Angeles Intermodal Facility’s rail yard in Los Angeles, California, September 15, 2022. Bing Guan | Reuters SMART-TD, one of the largest railroad workers’ unions, voted out an agreement in principle with the railroad management, raising the possibility of a strike in … Read more

Green Power Ranger dies at 49, actor Jason David Frank who played superhero dies ‘from suicide’

Actor Jason David Frank, who played the Green Power Ranger in the 1990s, is believed to have committed suicide at the age of 49. According to his representative, Justin Hunt, Frank passed away in Texas. He was a longtime resident of Houston. “Please respect the privacy of his family and friends during this terrible time … Read more

Consumer confidence is near a decade low, and that could be a problem for Biden

US President Joe Biden speaks during the DNC rally in Miami Gardens, Florida, US, on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Eva Marie Ozkategi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Worrying about the cost of living and the direction of the economy could be costly for a president Joe Biden and fellow Democrats in Tuesday’s elections. Recent surveys … Read more

The Russian court rejected Grenier’s appeal, and sent her to a penal colony

NBA women’s basketball player Brittney Grenier, who was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and later charged with illegal cannabis possession, stands inside a defendants’ cage before a court hearing in Khimki outside Moscow, on August 4, 2022. Evgenia Novozinina | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON – A Russian court on Tuesday upheld the nine-year prison … Read more

Why won’t the Fed be so quick to ease its fight against inflation

Jerome Powell, US Federal Reserve Chairman, speaks during a federal hearing event in Washington, D.C., US, on Friday, September 23, 2022. This week, Federal Reserve officials gave their clearest signal yet that they are willing to take on a recession as a necessary trade-off to regain control of inflation. . Drago | Bloomberg | Getty … Read more

Kindle Scribe, Halo Rise, New Echos, Fire TV

Amazon has unveiled a new smart TV, the Fire TV Omni QLED series starting at $799.99 Amazon Fire TV Omni Series in QLED Amazon Amazon just announced a new TV: the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series in QLED. Aside from the QLED screen, the TV has Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10 + Adaptive for the … Read more