Go back to work to help economy, John Lewis boss tells retirees – live updates

Good morning. People who retired during the pandemic should go back to work to help the ailing economy, the boss of John Lewis has said. Dame Sharon White urged the Government to encourage people – mainly in their 50s – who’ve stopped working to rejoin the workforce amid fears a labour shortage will keep driving … Read more

Rains in S. Korea turn Seoul’s roads to rivers, leave 8 dead

SEOUL, South Korea — Heavy rains drenched South Korea’s capital region, turning the streets of Seoul’s affluent Gangnam district into a river, leaving submerged vehicles and overwhelming public transport systems. At least eight people were killed and six others were missing. Commuters slowly returned to work Tuesday morning after emergency crews worked overnight to clean … Read more

Social media culture and the power of influencers | Houston Public Media

Houston social media influencers Holly Tuggy (left) and Harper Watters (right). Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, [email protected] or @townsquaretalk. The world of social media influencers has become a phenomenon. But many still wonder what … Read more

Toys R Us Starts Opening Outposts in Macy’s Stores. Find Out Where in NJ is Open Now

Geoffrey the Giraffe is making a comeback.  Toys R Us is returning to in-person retail this year after the company filed for bankruptcy back in 2017.  Macy’s will be opening Toys R Us stores inside its U.S. locations — including six in New Jersey and one in Pennsylvania — just in time for the 2022 … Read more

Nuclear plant in Ukraine is shelled; Rising dangers feared

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia and Ukraine traded accusations Monday that each side is shelling Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. Russia claimed that Ukrainian shelling caused a power surge and fire and forced staff to lower output from two reactors, while Ukraine has blamed Russian troops for storing weapons there. Nuclear experts have … Read more

Bank of London U.S. expansion bringing hundreds of jobs to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Roughly 350 new jobs will be coming to Charlotte by 2026 as The Bank of London announces expansion plans for its U.S. footprint. “The Bank of London has truly game-changing and patented technology that will power the borderless economy of the future. We will be continuing to invest heavily in our technology … Read more

Pfizer buying spree continues with $5.4B hematology deal

Pfizer will spend about $5.4 billion to buy Global Blood Therapeutics as the pharmaceutical giant continues to invest some of the cash influx reaped during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pfizer said Monday that the acquisition will boost its capabilities in rare hematology. Global Therapeutics makes Oxybryta tablets for treating sickle cell disease. Oxbryta sales were about … Read more

Nearly 200 US flights canceled, and 700 US flights delayed on Monday | CNN Business

CNN Business  —  Following a miserable weekend for travel, Monday isn’t looking much better. Another wave of airline cancellations and delays is taking its toll on passengers across the United States on Monday. According to the flight tracking website, FlightAware, there have been 200 flights canceled so far on Monday. On Sunday, 950 flights were … Read more

Nonprofits launch $100M plan to support local health workers

A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in 10 countries, mostly in Africa, by 2030 to support 200,000 community health workers, who serve as a critical bridge to treatment for people with limited access to medical care. The Skoll Foundation and The Johnson & Johnson Foundation announced Monday that they donated a total … Read more