Wall Street is increasingly worried about inflation’s resurgence

Recent signs of stickier-than-expected inflation have some Wall Street strategists concerned that investors have become too optimistic about the odds of a soft landing in the US economy. The prevailing concern is that inflation could enter an era of stagflation, where price increases reaccelerate while economic growth slows. This was most famously seen during the … Read more

Putin is promising Russians billions of dollars of lifestyle improvements — but it’s unclear where all that money will come from

At his state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, Putin pledged plans to improve living standards in Russia. That includes funding for plans to improve birth rates, infrastructure, and hospitals. But there’s at least one big problem: That money is not in the budget. Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to boost the living standards of his countrymen … Read more

NFL reportedly tinkering with onside kicks, considering bold rules to make kickoffs ‘exciting again’

Rules around onside kicks could drastically change if new proposals are adopted by the NFL. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit) The NFL loves to tinker with the game to achieve a desired result, and it looks like it is doing it again with kickoffs. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the NFL is working on adjustments to … Read more

Free Family Events and Children’s Programs in Hopewell and Colonial Heights: THE DIGEST.

Have an event or announcement you would like featured in THE DIGEST? It’s welcome! Please send an email to apitchon@gannett.com. Time sensitive announcements should be sent a week ahead of time. Free Dino Explorers preschool program at the Colonial Heights library March 7 The Colonial Heights Recreation & Parks Department will be hosting a free … Read more

North Korea broke into S. Korean chip equipment firms, Seoul’s spy agency says

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s hacking groups have broken into at least two South Korean manufacturers of chipmaking equipment, as the country looks to evade sanctions and turn out its own semiconductors for weapons programmes, South Korea’s spy agency said on Monday. The news comes after South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol … Read more

Democratic infighting roils California swing districts that could be key to US House control

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats have dominated California politics for years, but party infighting heading into Tuesday’s primaries could give Republicans an edge in swing U.S. House districts that are expected to help determine control of Congress. In Southern California’s 47th District, which includes famed surf breaks in Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach, Democrats Dave … Read more