The Rams Won A Super Bowl. Have They Won Los Angeles?

Inglewood, Calif. After a 20-year absence, Rams football would make a triumphant return to Los Angeles – first with a soft opening in a relic coliseum, and then in a sparkling new stadium, no expense spared. The country’s most popular sport would get another shot at beguiling Southern California and its glittering celebrities. The faded … Read more

Why Russian Invasion Peril Is Driving Oil Prices Near $ 100

The threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine is shaking up a fragile global oil market, pushing prices closer to $ 100 a barrel as traders calculate that supplies will struggle to cushion the effect from any significant disruption in Russian fossil fuel exports. Demand for oil has outpaced production growth as economies slowly rebound … Read more

Omicron’s Threat to Global Economy Increasingly Runs Through China

The direct economic harm caused by the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in highly vaccinated countries appears so far to be relatively modest and short-lived, but its indirect hit could prove significant if China resorts to repeated lockdowns in its effort to suppress the virus within its borders. Omicron led to a fresh surge in infections … Read more