FirstFT: US puts 8,500 soldiers on alert as NATO leaders meet in Ukraine

[ad_1] Good morning.This article is our live version First FT communication.Sign up for our Asia, Europe/Africa or America Get it straight to your inbox every weekday morning The U.S. has placed about 8,500 Standby force Deployments to central and eastern Europe are likely to bolster NATO’s defenses at a time when Western leaders have pledged […]

Second supply chain ETF debuts in China despite Omicron blockade

[ad_1] Interested in ETFs? visit our ETF Center Provides investor news and education, market updates and analysis, and easy-to-use tools to help you choose the right ETF. China’s second logistics-focused exchange-traded fund made its debut this week, even as the country’s fight to contain the spread of the Omicron variant through a strict lockdown continues […]

UK businesses calculate cost of soaring inflation

[ad_1] Last week his drinks supplier told Jon Fletcher, general manager of the Grange Hotel near Sherborne in Dorset, that prices would rise by an average of 12 per cent this year, punishing a new wave of cost increases. “Everything is going up,” said Fletcher, who has had to absorb similar increases in laundry costs […]

Soaring Australian inflation fuels rate hike expectations

[ad_1] Rising fuel and housing costs pushed Australian inflation above expectations in the fourth quarter of 2021, raising the prospect of a rate hike in the second half of the year. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday showed the consumer price index rose 3.5 per cent in the fourth quarter from a […]

FDA restricts use of antibody drugs marginalized by omicron

[ad_1] U.S. health regulators said Monday that COVID-19 antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly should no longer be used because they are unlikely to fight the omicron variant that is now nearly all U.S. infections. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was revoking emergency authorizations for the two drugs, which are purchased […]

UnitedHealthcare and Kaiser appeal ACA Risk Corridor settlement

[ad_1] A group of insurers led by UnitedHealthcare and a subsidiary of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan asked a federal judge to cut $184 million in attorneys’ fees after winning $3.7 billion in two class-action lawsuits related to the now-expired Affordable Care Act program dollar health plan. On Jan. 20, more than 30 insurers wrote to […]

More states target hospitals with anticompetitive contracting policies

[ad_1] A growing number of states are trying to limit hospitals’ anticompetitive contracting policies through lawsuits or legislation, while federal antitrust agencies are revising their regulations. One of the most recent examples is in Connecticut, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center sue Hartford HealthCare allegedly drove up prices by bullying doctors into anti-competitive contract terms […]

Hope will emerge once omicron waves boost global immunity

[ad_1] World health officials hope the fading omicron wave could give way to a new, more manageable phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, though they warn of tough weeks ahead and the possibility of another, more dangerous variant . In the U.S., where the number of cases has peaked and is rapidly declining, similar to patterns […]

What is the market doing?

[ad_1] I’m working on some charts for our quarterly client conference call, but really, the only question on everyone’s mind right now is “What is the market doing?“ Don’t look for answers on TV: This morning, chyron read “Ukraine, Fed rate hikes, uncertainty drive stocks plunge‘When the market fell 3%; after covering losses, chyron wrote’Stocks […]

Why now is the time to invest in marijuana

[ad_1] This is an exciting time to invest in cannabis as a generational wealth creation opportunity. With the legal cannabis industry expected to grow to $100 billion by 2030, the investment opportunities are huge. Key reasons to invest in marijuana now Cannabis is a market where consumer demand already exists, but lacks Professional Venture Capital […]