EXPLAINER: How the strong US dollar can affect everyone

NEW YORK — The buck isn’t stopping. The value of the US dollar has been on a tear for more than a year against everything from the British pound across the Atlantic to the South Korean won across the Pacific. After rising again Friday, the dollar is near its highest level in more than two … Read more

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

Give and take: West gives Ukraine weapons, bans Russian coal

KYIV, Ukraine — On a day of give and take, Western nations made more pledges to send arms to Ukraine while the European Union’s full ban on Russian coal imports kicked in Thursday amid intelligence claims that sanctions against Moscow were hurting its defense exports. Germany, seen early in Russia’s invasion as a lackadaisical Ukrainian … 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

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

Mexico, US presidents to meet amid newly tense relationship

MEXICO CITY — The US-Mexico relationship — a straightforward tradeoff during the Trump administration, with Mexico tamping down on migration and the US not pressing on other issues — has become a wide range of disagreements over trade, foreign policy, energy and climate change. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is to visit Washington on Tuesday … Read more