What to know about the latest student loan payment suspension extension

President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. Washington Post | Washington Post | Getty Images It’s been nearly three years since people with federal student loans have had to make a payment on their debt, and the Biden administration recently announced that borrowers have even more time. In March 2020, when the coronavirus … Read more

Brussels Keeps Nose on Sewage Pollution Problem – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. This article is part of POLITICO’s Global Policy Lab: Living Cities, a collaborative journalism project exploring the future of cities. Chapter 3 of the project is presented by Holcim. Hold your pee when it rains: Brussels can’t cope with extra wastewater flows during heavy … Read more

EXPLAINER: What is the effect of the Russian oil price cap, the ban?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Western governments aim to cap the price of Russia’s oil exports in a bid to cap fossil fuel gains who support Moscow’s budget, its military and the invasion of Ukraine. The limit will take effect on December 5, the same day the European Union imposes a boycott on most Russian oil … Read more

Economies explode with Russian wealth, migration

Russians cross the Russia-Georgia border just days after President Vladimir Putin announced a mobilization campaign on Sept. 21. Daro Sulakauri | Getty Images News | Getty Images As many economies reel from the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a select few countries are benefiting from an influx of Russian migrants and related wealth. Georgia, … Read more

Brits are starting to think about Brexit again as the economy slides into recession

Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray (left) and a pro-Brexit protester argue as they demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster on January 8, 2019 in London, England. Jack Taylor | Getty Images News | Getty Images The UK’s growth prospects lag behind even those of Germany, whose economy is particularly exposed to rising energy prices … Read more

New York governor signs bill to crack down on bitcoin mining

These machines, known as mining rigs, work around the clock to find new units of cryptocurrency. Benjamin Hall | CNBC New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law Tuesday a law banning some bitcoins mining operations that run on carbon-based energy sources. For the next two years, unless a proof-of-work mining company uses 100% renewable … Read more

The largest railway union rejects the labor deal, raising the risk of a crippling strike

New York CNN business — America faces an increasing risk of a crippling national freight rail strike in two weeks. Grassroots members of the nation’s largest rail union, which represents conductors in the industry, have rejected a tentative employment deal with the freight railroads, the union announced on Monday. The nation’s second-largest railroad union, which … Read more

Markets will move into a “hopeful” phase next year and investors would do well not to miss it, says Goldman Sachs

Fresh COVID-19 worries in China threaten to undo any pre-holiday gains for Wall Street, with stock futures in the red and the dollar higher ahead of Monday’s open. In a shortened week that will bring both Thanksgiving and the World Cup kickoff, investors have all sorts of excuses to step on the sidelines. Those who … Read more

Stockholm Bets on Carbon Capture to Reach Net Zero – POLITICO

This article is part of POLITICO’s Global Policy Lab: Living Cities, a collaborative journalism project exploring the future of cities. Chapter 3 of the project is presented by Holcim. STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s capital is betting on a combination of decades-old infrastructure and cutting-edge carbon removal technology to win the net-zero carbon race – a model … Read more

EPA orders Ohio power plant to stop dumping toxic coal ash

FILE- A tower for Gen. James Gavin’s power plant is seen in Cheshire, Ohio April 16, 2002. In a major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-fired power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, ordered an Ohio utility to stop dumping hazardous coal ash into unlined storage ponds and expedite site … Read more