OPEC+ makes big oil cut to boost prices; pump costs may rise

FRANKFURT, Germany — The OPEC+ alliance of oil-exporting countries decided Wednesday to sharply cut production to support sagging oil prices, a move that could deal the struggling global economy another blow and raise politically sensitive pump prices for US drivers just ahead of key national elections. Energy ministers cut production by a larger-than-expected 2 million … Read more

OPEC and Russia slash oil production in a bid to boost prices

The OPEC+ alliance of oil-exporting countries on Wednesday decided to sharply cut production to support sagging oil prices, a move that could deal the struggling global economy another blow and raise politically sensitive pump prices for US drivers just ahead of key national elections. Energy ministers meeting at the Vienna headquarters of the OPEC oil … Read more

Sectors African investors are eyeing the Ruto government

Economy Sectors African investors are eyeing the Ruto government Tuesday September 27 2022 President William Ruto, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and clergy after a thanksgiving church service at State House, Nairobi. PHOTO | PSCU African investors are courting William Ruto’s government to get new deals in fertiliser, electricity and cashew nuts trade. Jorge Mandiga, a … Read more

Biden says the COVID-19 pandemic is “over” in the US

Biden: “The pandemic is over” Biden says the COVID-19 pandemic “is over” 02:23 In an interview on “60 Minutes” Sunday night, President Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic is “over” in the United States. “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lotta work on it. … But the … Read more

America is skeptical of the ‘dark horse’ COVID vaccine others abroad can’t get enough of

Nearly 225 million Americans are considered fully COVID vaccinated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meaning they’ve received two or more doses of a vaccine. The number who’ve been fully vaccinated with Novavax, the latest vaccine to receive approval from US health officials: a mere 6,278. The traditional protein-based vaccine, approved by … Read more

Thousands of Minnesota nurses launch 3-day strike over pay

MINNEAPOLIS — Thousands of nurses in Minnesota launched a three-day strike Monday, pressing for salary increases they say will help improve patient care by resolving understaffing stresses that have worsened in the coronavirus pandemic. Some 15,000 nurses at seven health care systems in the Minneapolis and Duluth areas walked out, a number the union says … Read more

How the dining experience has evolved since the Covid pandemic struck

Food & Drinks How the dining experience has evolved since the Covid pandemic struck Tuesday September 13 2022 Chef Wayne Walkinshaw, executive chef, Radisson Blu Upperhill during the interview on August 31, 2022. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG During transitions in the hospitality industry, the dining experience is often the first boat to be … Read more

How Kenya’s unemployment rate rose highest in E. Africa

Data Hub How Kenya’s unemployment rate rose highest in E. Africa Thursday September 08 2022 Kenya’s unemployed is almost twice the 2.7 percent East African average. PHOTO | SHUTTER STOCK The number of Kenyans out of work has doubled over a decade of infrastructure-fuelled economic growth and faster adoption of technology that has left East … Read more

KQ to resume daily New York flights in December

Companies KQ to resume daily New York flights in December Thursday September 08 2022 Kenya Airways planes at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on July 31, 2020. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG Kenya Airways (KQ) will resume its daily flight frequency for the New York route in December, citing a spike in forward bookings … Read more

Should you get one of the new COVID boosters that targets Omicron?

Updated COVID-19 boosters are rolled out Pfizer and Moderna update latest COVID vaccines to target the Omicron variant 02:58 John Wherry will wait until later in the fall to consider getting an updated COVID-19 booster. The University of Pennsylvania immunologist knows it’s too soon after his shot late this summer, especially since he’s not at … Read more