What do you say when asking for a raise? One expert guides you through the conversation.

by Anna Kaufman Asking for a raise can be tough. Even tougher now that the US economy is struggling to rebound after a years-long pandemic and the war in Ukraine which has disrupted the price of everything from grain to fuel. As the job market cools, some employees are asking: Can I still ask for a raise when given more responsibility? How about asking forContinue reading “What do you say when asking for a raise? One expert guides you through the conversation.”

Banning TikTok? Restrictions on the popular video app are spreading across the US

by Marina Pitofsky Bans and restrictions on the popular social media app TikTok are spreading at the state and federal levels, with some lawmakers seeking to block TikTok in the United States.   The U.S. Senate this week approved legislation to ban the use of the video platform on government devices. Some state lawmakers have blocked TikTok on state devices too, andContinue reading “Banning TikTok? Restrictions on the popular video app are spreading across the US”

Brittney Griner breaks silence following Russian prisoner swap, vows to return for upcoming WNBA season

by Paulina Dedaj Griner returned to the US last week in exchange for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout WNBA star Brittney Griner spoke out for the first time since returning to the U.S. nearly 10 months after she was arrested and sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison for drug smuggling, vowing that sheContinue reading “Brittney Griner breaks silence following Russian prisoner swap, vows to return for upcoming WNBA season”

Former US President Donald Trump launches $99 NFT trading cards

By Annabelle Liang Business reporter Former US President Donald Trump has launched a collection of digital trading cards depicting him in various guises including a superhero, astronaut and Nascar driver. Mr Trump said: “These limited edition cards feature amazing ART of my Life & Career!” Last month, the billionaire launched his third bid for theContinue reading “Former US President Donald Trump launches $99 NFT trading cards”

Twitter threatened with EU sanctions over journalists’ ban

By Max Matza & Simon Read BBC News The EU has threatened Twitter owner Elon Musk with sanctions after several journalists covering the company had their accounts abruptly suspended. Reporters for the New York Times, CNN and the Washington Post were among those locked out of their accounts. EU commissioner Vera Jourova said the EU’sContinue reading “Twitter threatened with EU sanctions over journalists’ ban”

Trump’s problems going ‘from bad to worse’ with Judge Cannon’s ‘circus’ about to be shut down: legal expert

According to a report from legal analyst Mitchell Epner, Donald Trump’s legal problems are expected to take a turn for the worse this week as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals is poised to shut down the “circus” created by Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision to assign a special master in the stolen Mar-a-Lago government documents investigation. Writing for the Daily Beast,Continue reading “Trump’s problems going ‘from bad to worse’ with Judge Cannon’s ‘circus’ about to be shut down: legal expert”

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years for defrauding investors

By California, Kari Paul in San Jose with the Guardian A federal judge has sentenced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to more than 11 years in prison over her role in the blood testing firm that collapsed after its technology was revealed to be largely fraudulent. Holmes was convicted in January on four counts of defrauding investors.Continue reading “Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years for defrauding investors”

How FDR Became the First -and Only- President to Serve Four Terms

by Lesley Kennedy On November 5, 1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt broke a long-held precedent—one that started with George Washington—when he became the first president elected to a third term. Roosevelt would go on to vie for, and win, yet a fourth term, taking office again on January 20, 1945. FDR was the first, and last, president to winContinue reading “How FDR Became the First -and Only- President to Serve Four Terms”

Judge dismisses ‘qualified immunity’ claim in suit against ex-prosecutor in drug lab scandal

A federal judge has rejected claims from an embattled former state prosecutor that she is protected from liability in the fallout over a Massachusetts drug lab scandal. The civil lawsuit was one of the last tied to prosecutors’ disputed handling of the case against disgraced ex-chemist Sonja Farak, who was convicted in 2014 of ingesting drugContinue reading “Judge dismisses ‘qualified immunity’ claim in suit against ex-prosecutor in drug lab scandal”

Arizona refuses US demand to remove containers along border

by Anita Snow PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has refused the federal government’s demand to take down double-stacked shipping containers it placed to fill gaps in the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it won’t do so until the U.S. moves to construct a permanent barrier instead. The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs dugContinue reading “Arizona refuses US demand to remove containers along border”