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By Jennifer Rigby LONDON - Polio, a deadly disease that used to paralyze tens of thousands of children every year, is spreading in London, New York and Jerusalem for the first time in decades,...

Explainer: Why gas prices are falling - The Associated Press

The nationwide average price for a gallon of gas dropped to $3.99 on Thursday. It’s the first time the average has dipped below $4 since early March. Gasoline prices usually rise and fall with the...

Explainer: When will Americans feel the Inflation Reduction Act's impact?

- The $430 billion U.S. Inflation Reduction Act, expected to pass in the House of Representative on Friday, aims to lower healthcare costs, promote clean energy and increase corporate taxes at a...

Explainer: Why gas prices are falling - The Associated Press

The nationwide average price for a gallon of gas dropped to $3.99 on Thursday. It’s the first time the average has dipped below $4 since early March. Gasoline prices usually rise and fall with the...

Explainer: Why gas prices are falling

U.S. consumers are breathing a bit easier now that gasoline prices have come down from record levels, but pump prices are still high, and the two-month slide could be nearing an end.The nationwide...

What are the options for managing skyrocketing energy bills this winter?

Explainer: The looming hardship is fuelling support for Don’t Pay UK campaign, but there are other methodsAnnual energy bills are predicted to surpass £4,200 come January – a startling number that...

Explainer: What to know about crypto mixer Tornado Cash

As a result of OFAC sanctions from the US Treasury, it's now illegal for Americans to use Tornado Cash. Its website is going down worldwide. The post Explainer: What to know about crypto mixer...

EXPLAINER: How is inflation affecting commuting costs?

Gas prices have fallen from the record highs they reached earlier this summer, but they’re still higher than a year ago

EXPLAINER: How is inflation affecting commuting costs?

NEW YORK (AP) — Gas prices have fallen from the record highs they reached earlier this summer, but they're still much higher than a year ago. And with inflation driving up the cost of pretty much...

What is a windfall tax and will it be extended to UK energy providers?

Explainer: Up to £4bn could be raised from levy on electricity generators, but ministers are rowing back on ideaInterest in a windfall tax on electricity generation companies has re-emerged after...

Explainer: How will SoftBank cut its stake in Alibaba without selling shares?

SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is set to post a gain of $34.1 billion by reducing its stake in Alibaba Group Holding. But the Japanese conglomerate will not sell its shares directly in the market....

Explainer: How will SoftBank cut its stake in Alibaba without selling shares?

SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is set to post a gain of $34.1 billion by reducing its stake in Alibaba Group Holding. But the Japanese conglomerate will not sell its shares directly in the market....

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By Carolina Mandl and Angelique Chen NEW YORK - SoftBank Group Corp is set to post a gain of $34.1 billion by reducing its stake in Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Group Holding from 23.7% to 14.6%. But the...

EXPLAINER: Online privacy in a post-Roe world

The case of a Nebraska woman charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy after investigators obtained Facebook messages between the two has raised fresh concerns about data privacy...

EXPLAINER: Mixed US inflation signs. Where are prices going?

Consumers struggling with skyrocketing prices for food, gas, autos and rent got a tantalizing hint of relief last month, when prices didn’t budge at all from June after 25 straight months of increases

EXPLAINER: Mixed US inflation signs. Where are prices going?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers struggling with skyrocketing prices for food, gas, autos and rent got a tantalizing hint of relief last month, when prices didn't budge at all from June after 25...

EXPLAINER: Fighting in Ukraine endangers big nuclear plant

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe's largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe on the continent. A look at the plant and the situation...

Explainer: When will Americans feel the Inflation Reduction Act's impact?

The Inflation Reduction Act, a $430 billion bill focused on lowering healthcare costs, promoting clean energy and increasing corporate taxes, passed the U.S. Senate on Sunday and is expected to...

Explainer-Why the Unification Church has become a headache for Japan's Kishida

By Tim Kelly and Ju-min Park TOKYO - Japan's Fumio Kishida is expected to reshuffle his cabinet on Wednesday, as his party's ties to the Unification Church have dented public support following...

Explainer: When will Americans feel the Inflation Reduction Act's impact?

The Inflation Reduction Act, a $430 billion bill focused on lowering healthcare costs, promoting clean energy and increasing corporate taxes, passed the U.S. Senate on Sunday and is expected to...

NerdWallet: What is the Ethereum merge and why does it matter? Here’s an explainer

NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend or advise investors to buy or sell particular stocks, securities or other investments. The investing information...

NerdWallet: What is the Ethereum merge and why does it matter? Here’s an explainer

The upcoming Ethereum merge will change the Ethereum network from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, which is far less harmful to the environment.

Explainer: Monkeypox in the U.S

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO - The United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week, an effort to bolster the U.S. response to contain the outbreak. The virus continues to be...

Explainer: Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the group targeted by Israel in Gaza

JERUSALEM - Israeli officials say air strikes on Gaza have targeted the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement rather than Hamas, the militant group which rules the enclave. What is the...

EXPLAINER: What is driving the current Israel-Gaza violence

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip were exchanging fire Saturday in the worst bout of cross-border violence since an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas...

EXPLAINER: On China, US and climate, action, not talk is key

The last two agreements the world made to battle climate change came only after the United States and China, by far the two biggest carbon polluters, made deals with each other. Now the successful...

Explainer: What's next for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

A jury in Austin, Texas, decided on Friday that U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $45.2 million in punitive damages for...

Explainer: What are the snags in Germany's gas levy on consumers?

By Markus Wacket and Vera Eckert FRANKFURT - Germany's cabinet agreed late on Thursday to impose a gas price levy on consumers, aiming to help struggling importers including Uniper cope with...

Explainer: What are the snags in Germany's gas levy on consumers?

Germany's cabinet agreed late on Thursday to impose a gas price levy on consumers, aiming to help struggling importers including Uniper cope with soaring prices due to reduced Russian supply.

EXPLAINER: How do we know when a recession has begun?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has contracted for two straight quarters, intensifying fears that the nation is on the cusp of a recession — if not already in one — barely two years after the...

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