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Silicon Valley Bank collapse renews calls to address disparities impacting entrepreneurs of color

Thu, 04/13/2023 - 14:13
When customers at Silicon Valley Bank rushed to withdraw billions of dollars last month, venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton stepped in to help some of the founders of color who panicked about losing access to payroll funds.
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Still haven't filed your taxes? Here's what you need to know

Thu, 04/13/2023 - 14:01
So far this tax season, the IRS has received more than 90 million income tax returns for 2022.
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Manhattan median rents hit another high in March

Thu, 04/13/2023 - 05:10
Even as rents are cooling in some parts of the country, it has never cost more to rent a Manhattan apartment as it did in March.
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US inflation just reached an inflection point

Thu, 04/13/2023 - 04:06
After more than a year of soaring prices monopolizing the attention of Wall Street, Main Street, economists, and journalists, the tide may be turning. 
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Analysis: 'Tone deaf' Macron faces backlash over Taiwan comments

Thu, 04/13/2023 - 03:15
French President Emmanuel Macron might have hoped to focus this week on what may prove the biggest domestic test of his leadership, as France's Constitutional Council prepares to rule Friday on whether or not he can push ahead with controversial pension reforms. 
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Record rise in China's sea levels threatens coastal cities like Shanghai

Thu, 04/13/2023 - 02:44
Sea levels on China's coastline have hit their highest on record for the second year in a row, rising more quickly than the global average and posing a serious threat to coastal cities such as the financial hub of Shanghai.
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Biden to speak to the Irish Parliament to highlight personal and political ties

Thu, 04/13/2023 - 02:13
President Joe Biden is spending much of his trip to Ireland this week exploring his family's roots, from the shoemaker who sailed from Newry in 1849 in search of a better life in America to the brick-seller in Ballina who sold 28,000 bricks to pay for his own family's passage to the US.
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Former J-pop star alleges sexual abuse by late Japanese music mogul Johnny Kitagawa

Thu, 04/13/2023 - 01:50
A former J-pop star trainee came forward with allegations Wednesday that he and multiple other young men were sexually abused by the late Johnny Kitagawa, once a powerful figure in Japan's entertainment industry.
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Warner Bros. Discovery reengineers the traditional TV bundle for the streaming era

Thu, 04/13/2023 - 01:34
Everything old is new again.
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Japan's population drops by half a million in 2022

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 23:37
Japan's population has fallen for the 12th consecutive year, as deaths rise and the birth rate continues to sink, according to government data released Wednesday.
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Cyclone Ilsa rapidly intensifies as it approaches landfall in Western Australia

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 22:37
A massive cyclone swirling off Australia's western coast will likely make landfall as a category 5 storm -- the strongest on the national scale -- according to the country's official forecaster.
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'Historic moment': India's first underwater metro route completes maiden run

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 22:14
Flowers, a coconut and a round of cheers were part of the celebrations following the inaugural test run through India's first underwater metro tunnel on Wednesday.
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Drugs suspect escapes Hong Kong court by switching wristbands with another man

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 21:22
Escaping police custody by swapping identities seems like a plot straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster, but police in Hong Kong are on the hunt for a suspect who did just that.
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Vietnam sentences political activist to 6 years in prison for anti-state activities

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 20:19
A Hanoi court on Wednesday sentenced a prominent Vietnamese political activist to six years in prison for conducting anti-state activities, his lawyer said, in a case that has raised international concerns over the communist country's treatment of dissidents.
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Police investigating security breach around President Biden's Northern Ireland visit after sensitive documents found in street

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 19:55
Police have launched an investigation after a document outlining details of US President Joe Biden's trip to Northern Ireland was found on the street by a member of the public on Wednesday.
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Taiwan's extraordinary 111-year-old forest railway gets a makeover

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 19:49
Snaking through the dense forests of Alishan, one of the tallest mountain ranges in Taiwan, the 111-year-old Alishan Forest Railway has long been a popular attraction for train fans.
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Living standards are still falling in Japan. That's a recipe for more stagnation

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 19:46
Japan's workers still aren't getting paid enough to keep up with rising prices. That's hurting living standards and creating a major headache for the country's new central bank chief as he marks his first week on the job.
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Mexico investigates migration chief over deadly fire in detention center

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 16:41
Mexican authorities are investigating the head of the country's immigration agency, in the wake of last month's deadly fire in a migrant detention center that killed at least 38 people and left dozens injured.
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JPMorgan ends remote work for senior bankers

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 14:53
America's largest bank is ending pandemic-era hybrid work for its senior staff.
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Inflation hits the mailbox: Postage stamp prices are rising, again

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 13:13
Stamp prices are set to tick up.
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