Chinese education stocks rise after business crackdown

A year and a half after Beijing’s crackdown on the after-school tutoring business, the U.S. depository receipts of Chinese education companies have recovered some of their heavy losses, thanks to a business revamp that includes selling king prawns and vegetables online. The partial recovery came as companies found new sources of revenue — such as … Read more

Stock futures dipped as investors analyzed earnings in anticipation of data on business activity

U.S. stock futures were lower on Tuesday after a number of major companies reported earnings and ahead of widely watched surveys of business activity. Futures tied to the S&P 500 fell 0.3 percent, indicating the broad market index was largely holding on to recent gains. It gained 1.2% the previous day to close at its … Read more

These healthy diets are associated with a lower risk of death, according to a study of 119,000 people over four decades

Eat healthy, live longer. That’s the conclusion of a large study published this month in JAMA Internal Medicine. Scientists led by a team from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health found that people who adhered most closely to at least one of four healthy eating patterns were less likely to die from cardiovascular … Read more

US House says businesses ‘fed up’ with Washington, calls for action on permits, immigration, trade

The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce criticized the federal government on Thursday for what she described as its polarization, overreach and failure to act strategically, as she also called for action in areas such as enabling reforms, immigration and trade. “Business demands better from our government because when it comes to Washington, the … Read more

Air Liquide’s autothermal reforming technology selected for Japan’s first low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia production

Regulatory News: Air Liquide (Paris: AI), through Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, actively uses its full portfolio of innovative technology solutions to support the decarbonisation of its industrial customers. Autothermal reforming (ATR) is one of the newest technologies in use, enabling the efficient production of large-scale low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia when combined with carbon capture … Read more

High-income black mothers and their newborns have poorer health outcomes than their less affluent white peers. So what’s going on?

Parental income and race appear to play a significant role in infant mortality. That’s the conclusion of a research paper released this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Cambridge, Mass.-based nonprofit organization. The study, titled “Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health,” summarized data from California birth records from 2007 to 2016. The … Read more

Should your small business get a loan to cover the rising costs of inflation? This may help you decide.

Small business owners have spent years trying to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now inflation has thrown a wrench in the recovery’s progress. Four in five businesses report that rising prices have had a significant impact on their operations, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Index for the … Read more

IAC is down as business slows at Angi and ad sales decline

IAC said its second-quarter financial results showed pressure on several key parts of the business. Leungphotography/Dreamstime Text size IAC shares were left out of a broader market rally on Wednesday after the internet and media holding company posted second-quarter financial results that showed pressure on several key parts of its business. In particular, IAC provided … Read more

Asian markets mostly gain despite global tech slump

TOKYO — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday amid a global slide in technology stocks, including Japan’s SoftBank, which posted heavy losses as the market slumped. Such worries come on top of concerns about inflation and what central banks can do to curb that trend. Higher interest rates usually work as a downside for … Read more

“I’m going crazy!” I started investing money with a robo-advisor in September. I lost money. How am I doing? Should I continue

I recently opened a robo-advisor account because buying and picking stocks seems complicated and I have no idea what I’m doing. I figured a robo-advisor would eliminate a lot of the guesswork and confusion. All I have to do is deposit money and let the account do the heavy lifting, which works for me. I … Read more