BoE says monitoring markets ‘very closely’ after pound plunges

The Bank of England has said it would not hesitate to change interest rates and that it is monitoring markets “very closely” after the pound plunged to a record low and British bond prices collapsed in response to the new government’s financial plans. The finance minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, sent sterling and government bonds into free … Read more

Struggling U.S. Military Requires Every Soldier To Recruit Additional 300 New Troops

WASHINGTON—Emphasizing how important it was for Americans to get in on the ground floor while they still could, a struggling U.S. military announced Monday that it would now require every soldier to recruit an additional 300 new troops. “If you’re interested in joining the U.S. military, you should act fast because this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to … Read more

9/25: Strassman, Patta, Aguilar

9/25: Strassman, Patta, Aguilar – CBS News Watch CBS News This week on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” an exclusive interview with Ukraine’s President Volodomyr Zelenskyy, and the U.S. response to what’s been a critical week on the national security front. Plus, a new CBS News poll that reveals some disturbing indications about voters … Read more

Japanese leader’s trip to China in ’72 was diplomatic gamble

TOKYO – The Japanese leader who normalized relations with China 50 years ago feared for his life when he flew to Beijing for the high-stakes negotiations at the height of the Cold War, according to his daughter, a former Japanese foreign minister. Kakuei Tanaka’s mission to normalize relations with China just two months after taking … Read more

Government ‘just can’t afford’ to continue with fuel excise relief: Chalmers

Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the federal government isn’t pretending the end to the fuel excise cut on Wednesday night will be an “easy change” for motorists. “We’ve tried to be upfront with people before the election, during the election and after the election that a budget which is heaving with a trillion dollars in Liberal … Read more

Biden promotes climate package at Global Citizen Festival

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 01: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers a primetime speech at Independence National Historical Park September 1, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. President Biden spoke on “the continued battle for the Soul of the Nation.” / Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC. (CNN) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden addressed the Global … Read more

Aguilar says Jan. 6 panel having

Aguilar says Jan. 6 panel having “evolving discussions” over Pence testimony – CBS News Watch CBS News Rep. Pete Aguilar, a Democrat from California, says it’s “important that we hear from the vice president, but the committee’s work continues.” Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. … Read more

Fifth Iranian paramilitary member killed as president warns protesters will be dealt with ‘decisively’ | CNN

CNN  —  A fifth member of an Iranian volunteer paramilitary group died Sunday after clashing with what state media called “rioters and thugs,” as the country’s President Ebrahim Raisi warned that protesters would be dealt with “decisively” after days of nationwide unrest. The person died from injuries sustained on Thursday in Urmia city in northwest … Read more

Keller @ Large: Should voters care about decline in debates before Election Day?

BOSTON – Election Day is less than two months away and more political candidates in Massachusetts are reluctant to debate. Does it really matter and should voters care? WBZ TV’s Jon Keller talked to Northeastern University journalism professor Dan Kennedy about why so many candidates are unwilling to debate. You can watch the discussion in … Read more