Hostage diplomacy: Budapest blackmails Brussels into releasing billions – POLITICO Europe | Vette Leader

Viktor Orbán has held the EU hostage, essentially demanding billions in return for lifting vetoes on everything from aid to Ukraine to a global corporate tax deal. According to the Hungarian head of state, the billions are EU funds that his country earns as an EU member. But Brussels has held them back over concerns … Read more

Checks and Imbalances: The Sam Bankman-Fried Edition – Forbes | Vette Leader

Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he is running for president after inciting an insurgency in his first term and helping lead his party toward a disappointing midterm election last week. “Former President Donald Trump said Tuesday night he will run for president again, ushering in what is expected to be a fiery and hard-fought … Read more

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5 Things to Know for October 25: Rishi Sunak, Student Loans, Filming, Ukraine, Shampoo – CNN | Vette Leader

CNN — People who had a fever, chills or muscle aches after being given Covid-19 vaccines tend to show a stronger antibody response than those who had no symptoms at all, a new study shows. But if your arm wasn’t sore after the injection, don’t worry — the vaccine still elicits robust immune responses regardless … Read more

5 things to know for October 21: Liz Truss, Ukraine, Covid-19, student loans, Uvalde – CNN | Vette Leader

CNN — If you’re flying American Airlines on an upcoming trip outside of the United States, the front of the plane will look slightly different. The airline said it is eliminating its first-class cabin on international flights because customers are not buying its increasingly expensive tickets. Here’s what else you need to know Stay connected … Read more

5 Things to Know for October 20th: Ukraine, Taxes, Trump, Uber, Iran – CNN | Vette Leader

CNN — The Covid-19 pandemic – which turned millions of lives upside down and required us to stay indoors for months – also helped fuel a baby boom. Close proximity between partners and increased job flexibility contributed to a 6.2% increase in US birth rates over the past year, according to a new study. Here’s … Read more

EU agrees to tax windfall oil and gas gains amid ‘mad race’ to resolve energy crisis – CNN | Vette Leader

London CNN business — EU governments on Friday agreed to tax windfall profits from oil and gas companies and cap revenues from some power producers as the costs of Europe’s energy crisis mount. But energy ministers from the 27 EU member states failed to reach agreement on a European Commission proposal to introduce a price … Read more

5 things to know for September 30: Ian, Supreme Court, Ukraine, student loans, space junk – CNN | Vette Leader

CNN — You cannot predict the future, but you can do your best to prepare for it. According to a survey of more than 1,100 US retirees, 70% of respondents wish their younger selves had saved more and started building larger retirement savings sooner. Here’s what you need to know Stay connected and get on … Read more

5 things to know for September 27: Hurricane Ian, Japan, Trump, student loans, Ukraine – CNN | Vette Leader

CNN — The CIA has a museum with exhibits featuring spy equipment, declassified artifacts, and items such as the folder envelopes and tray used in President Joe Biden’s daily briefing. Interested in a visit? Well, unfortunately the museum isn’t open to the public – but the agency has shared some very interesting pictures of the … Read more