Policymakers brace for new inflation numbers

Policymakers and investors are bracing for another jump in prices with new inflation figures for April set to be released Wednesday. Economists expect the Labor Department’s consumer price index (CPI), a key gauge of inflation, to show prices rising roughly 8 percent over the past 12 months and 0.2 percent in April alone, according to...

The Memo: Biden plays a weak hand on inflation

President Biden’s biggest political problem has him in a bind. Inflation is bogging down the president’s approval rating more than any other issue, but there is not a whole lot he can do about it. Biden extoled some of the actions he has taken in a White House speech Tuesday. But the key lever to...


Glencore Will Pay $1.1 Billion to Settle Bribery and Price-Fixing Charges

U.S. prosecutors said the settlement followed “a multiyear scheme to manipulate benchmarks used to set prices for oil at two of our country’s busiest ports.”

Law Requiring French in Quebec Becomes Stricter

Quebec’s new law limits access to government services in languages other than French, requires small businesses to operate in it and caps enrollment at English-language junior colleges.

After Fetterman’s Stroke, Doctors Look at Senate Campaign Prospects

The medical team for the Democratic nominee in Pennsylvania’s Senate race has not spoken about John Fetterman’s prognosis. But cardiac experts saw clues in campaign statements.