US labor market stays strong, adding 372,000 jobs
The U.S. economy added 372,000 jobs in June, a sign that employers are so far unfazed by fears of a looming recession.
Biden signs executive order aimed at protecting abortion access
Amid mounting pressure to take action in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday aimed at protecting access to abortions.
Is overturning precedent the new precedent at the high court?
Rulings from the Supreme Court hold enormous weight because unlike bills from Congress or executive orders from the president, their effectiveness is not dependent on the current officeholder. Experts say that might not be the case anymore.
Wisconsin Supreme Court bans absentee ballot drop boxes
Wisconsin voters will no longer be allowed to cast their absentee ballots via remote drop boxes, as the state’s highest judicial body ruled Friday they are not permitted under state law.
LA’s insatiable demand for warehouses starts to gobble up suburban office parks
In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, Los Angeles County is seeing the first glimpses of a transformation of the suburban landscape where the dreary office campus, as parodied in the 1999 cult classic “Office Space,” is making way for industrial warehouses.
Ukraine war builds toward new big battles in east
The war in Ukraine is building toward more big battles in the east where Russian forces are seeking to seize the entire Donetsk region while Ukraine is hitting back with newly acquired advanced weapons from the West.
EU tracks highest spike in housing prices in nearly two decades
While rent has remained steady, the cost to buy a home in the EU has drastically increased over the last decade.
New vaccine aims to protect against coronaviruses and their variants
As the super-infectious BA.5 variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 marches across the United States, researchers at Caltech have developed a new type of vaccine that shows promise in providing protection against different types of coronaviruses without the need to be updated against new variants.