Ford Strikes Lithium Supply Deals With World’s Top Producers

(Bloomberg) — Ford Motor Co. peppered investors with new battery-material sourcing agreements in a show of how it’s solidifying the supply chain it will need for a massive expansion in electric-vehicle production. Most Read from Bloomberg The two biggest names among the various companies that announced deals with Ford on Monday — US-based Albemarle Corp. … Read more

Biden dials up pressure as he goes mano-a-mano with McCarthy in debt ceiling fight

WASHINGTON − President Joe Biden is ramping up his rhetoric in the debt-ceiling fight, seeking to wrestle back control of negotiations that have been dominated by Republicans’ push for spending cuts. Biden, who has gotten pushback from progressive Democrats for entertaining GOP proposals like expanded work requirements and spending caps, on Sunday demanded that Republicans … Read more

Retired Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he didn’t want Kenny Pickett to succeed at first

Ben Roethlisberger played 18 seasons for the Steelers. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Ben Roethlisberger admitted on his podcast he rooted against rookie Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett at the beginning of the 2022 season. Pickett, who was a guest on the most recent episode of “Footbahlin with Ben Roethlisberger,” replaced the … Read more

Jimmy Buffett Says He’s Heading ‘Home’ and Going on a Fishing Trip After Hospitalization

The “Margaritaville” singer, who was hospitalized last week in Boston, said he will focus on getting himself “back in good shape” Adrian Edwards/GC Image Jimmy Buffett Jimmy Buffett is on the road to recovery. The “Margaritaville” singer, 76, was hospitalized for an undisclosed illness last week — and in an update on Friday, shared that … Read more

UN urges Sudan’s warring parties to honor 7-day cease-fire starting Monday night

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Sudan urged the country’s warring generals to honor a seven-day cease-fire starting Monday night, warning the growing ethnic dimension to the fighting risks engulfing Sudan in a prolonged conflict . Volker Perthes told the U.N. Security Council that the conflict, which began April 15, has shown no … Read more