Commodity prices at eight-year highs, raising inflation concerns

Commodities are seeing bullish wagers led by hopes that government stimulus and near-zero interest rates will fuel demand. Commodities rose to their highest in almost eight years amid booming investor appetite for everything from oil to corn. Hedge funds have piled into what’s become the biggest bullish wager on the asset class in at least […]

Super PACs Are Raising Millions to Sway the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

The group recently spent roughly $200,000 on a special election for a Council seat in Queens, helping a former councilman, Jim Gennaro, defeat several rivals including Moumita Ahmed, a progressive whose views the group called “extreme” and “reckless.” “It completely changed the race in the final two weeks,” Ms. Ahmed said. It also turned Mr. […]

How to ready kids for the real world while raising them with joy?

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A Hong Kong Website Gets Blocked, Raising Censorship Fears

At one internet provider, China Mobile Hong Kong, the disconnection — of a type known as a drop action — indicates direct involvement by the telecom company. “A drop action is a specifically configured element of a D.N.S. firewall environment” Mr. April said. “This is not something the owner could have configured, intentionally or accidentally.” […]

Oil prices fall as OPEC+ delays talks, raising supply alarm

Big oil exporters reportedly delay talks on output levels until Thursday amid disagreements on production cuts as demand remains weak. Oil prices fell on Tuesday as concerns over mounting supply returned to the fore after leading producers delayed talks on 2021 output policy that could extend cuts as the coronavirus pandemic continues to sap fuel […]