Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, lawmakers said on Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden the opportunity to fulfill a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the nation's top judicial body.
- Macro MattersFed likely to hike rates in March as Powell vows sustained inflation fight
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it is likely to hike interest rates in March and reaffirmed plans to end its bond purchases that month in what U.S. central bank chief Jerome Powell pledged will be a sustained battle to tame inflation.
- Autos & TransportationTesla forecasts 2022 growth above 50%, despite supply chain challenges
CEO Elon Musk said Tesla would not roll out new models this year but hopefully would launch its Cybertruck in 2023.
- United KingdomPrince Andrew seeks jury trial, denies Virginia Giuffre's sex abuse claims
Britain's Prince Andrew on Wednesday asked for a U.S. jury trial as he again denied Virginia Giuffre's accusations that he sexually abused her more than two decades ago when she was 17.
- Future of HealthModerna starts trial for Omicron-specific booster shot
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- AmericasCOVID-19 cases at highest ever in Americas -regional health agency
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- EuropeGerman lawmakers debate compulsory COVID shots as infections surge
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- SportsFans attending Super Bowl will receive free KN95 masks
GraphicsOn the edge of war
A build-up of Russian troops along Ukraine’s borders leaves the West wary Moscow could invade.