Fed’s Barkin says ‘definitely’ sees signs economy is softening

The U.S. economy is slowing as consumers are buffeted by inflation and pandemic-driven demand for goods returns to more normal levels, Richmond Federal Reserve president Thomas Barkin said on Tuesday. “I definitely see signs of softening,” Barkin said, with the evidence “most pronounced in lower income households” and in parts of the economy that saw […]


Amazon Prime Growth Stalls in US After Price Increase Inc.’s number of Prime members in the US stagnated in the first half of the year, suggesting a $20 annual price increase that took effect in February may be turning off potential customers struggling with high gas prices and inflation. The online retailer had about 172 million members as of June 30 who pay […]


Girl branded ‘Ugly Betty’ by bullies at school now a beauty queen like mum and gran

It’s hard to believe striking Helaina Morgan was once bullied for her looks. With a dazzling smile and ­perfectly coiffed locks, it’s little wonder she has won a host of beauty pageant titles. She is in this autumn’s Miss Great Britain final – which her mum competed in back in the day. And her gran […]