How Europe’s Energy Crisis Could Play Out

The energy crunch in Europe escalated into a full-blown crisis this past week after Vladimir Putin cut off the pipeline that supplies a third of the natural gas that Russia sends to Europe. Natural-gas prices soared 30% at one point, and Goldman Sachs analysts projected that Europeans will see their monthly energy bills triple this … Read more

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ vs. ‘House of the Dragon’ showdown

It’s a fun time to be a high-fantasy fan, as big-budget, small-screen adaptations from both “The Lord of the Rings” and the “Game of Thrones” universes will be streaming for the next two months. Amazon AMZN, +0.83% is betting big on JRR Tolkien’s beloved “Lord of the Rings” franchise — reportedly paying almost $250 million … Read more

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ vs. ‘House of the Dragon’ showdown

It’s a fun time to be a high-fantasy fan, as big-budget, small-screen adaptations from both “The Lord of the Rings” and the “Game of Thrones” universes will be streaming for the next two months. Amazon AMZN, +0.83% is betting big on JRR Tolkien’s beloved “Lord of the Rings” franchise — reportedly paying almost $250 million … Read more

Here’s everything new to Netflix in September 2022 — and what’s left

After a blockbuster summer, Netflix’s release schedule is easing up a bit in September, although it will have new seasons of some fan favorites and at least one potential Oscar-contending original movie. Cobra Kai (Sept. 9), the popular “Karate Kid” spinoff, returns its fifth season, with Daniel (Ralph Maccio) and Johnny (William Zabka) joining forces … Read more

Here’s everything new to Netflix in September 2022 — and what’s left

After a blockbuster summer, Netflix’s release schedule is easing up a bit in September, although it will have new seasons of some fan favorites and at least one potential Oscar-contending original movie. Cobra Kai (Sept. 9), the popular “Karate Kid” spinoff, returns its fifth season, with Daniel (Ralph Maccio) and Johnny (William Zabka) joining forces … Read more

Rising Food Prices Could Become a Business Risk, Analysts Say

Rising global food prices and shortages of grain and fertilizer stemming from the war in Ukraine could create further economic turmoil, risk analysts said. In some countries, this could trigger unrest and test the resilience of Western companies with overseas operations in the coming months, they added. “Food insecurity is one of us [company’s] main … Read more

Experts question CDC guidelines on isolation after testing positive for COVID as Biden continues to work remotely

President Joe Biden is expected to continue to work from his office Tuesday as he isolates for at least five days in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for people who test positive for COVID. The President tested positive again on Monday in a ‘rebound’ case, a rare outcome of the antiviral … Read more

Sorry, Kardashian clan: Instagram is shifting more to videos to keep up with users

““I need to be honest: I do believe that more and more of Instagram is going to become video over time.”“ That was Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, responding to complaints from users including Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner that the Meta-owned META, +5.12% social network built on photo-sharing is trying to copy TikTok … Read more

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in August 2022 — and what’s left

“Stranger Things” kicked off the summer with a bang, and Netflix is ​​looking to end the season with another blockbuster fan-favorite. “The Sandman” (Aug. 5), based on Neil Gaiman’s iconic comic series, stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, aka Morpheus, aka The Sandman, a cosmic being who controls all dreams who must travel time and space … Read more

Here’s what’s at stake if Russia doesn’t get a key European gas pipeline back up and running this week

Investors will soon find out whether the world’s largest submarine pipeline, all 759 miles of it sitting under the Baltic Sea, will save Europe from a potentially devastating winter. The so-called Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which normally transmits 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year from Russia to Germany, has been under planned … Read more