Pizza has a delivery problem

New York CNN Business – Pizza places have always been experts when it comes to delivery, flexing with remote drop-offs and robot delivery cars. But now they’re facing a problem: not enough drivers. In early March, Domino’s then-CEO Ritch Allison warned that a driver shortage would be a drag on business. “Delivery driver staffing may … Read more

Israeli police to investigate ‘events’ surrounding the funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh: Minister

Jerusalem CNN – Israeli police say they will hold an investigation “into the events that ensued during the funeral” procession of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday. “Unfortunately, during the course of the funeral, severe violent events unfolded on the part of those participating in that worsened the situation on the ground,” Israeli … Read more

4 reasons the economy looks like it’s crumbling – and what to do about it

New York CNN Business – The American economy is super weird right now. Pretty much anyone who wants a job can have one. The economy is so hot that prices are surging faster than at any point since the 1980s. The housing market is on fire. Consumers are spending like crazy. Yet we keep hearing … Read more

With eye on China’s zero-Covid chaos, Taiwan seizes a chance to open up

Taipei, Taiwan CNN – Business has been swift this week for Oscar Chen, the fourth-generation owner of the Liang Xi Hao restaurant in central Taipei. The tables at his diner in the Taiwanese capital are buzzing with customers, waiters bustle with dishes of squid soup and rice noodles, and talk and laughter fills the air. … Read more

Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter is on hold

London CNN Business – Elon Musk said he is putting his bid to acquire Twitter (TWTR) on hold, weeks after agreeing to take the company private in a $ 44 billion deal. “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam / fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” Musk … Read more

5 things to know for May 12: Ukraine, Abortion, Inflation, Overdoses, California fire

CNN – Air travel in the US is back in full swing, but the return to the skies hasn’t been entirely smooth. Passengers are frustrated by packed flights, as well as an increase in disruptive passenger incidents, flight cancellations and soaring air fares, according to a new survey. Here’s what you need to know to … Read more

Ukraine farm thefts: Russians steal vast amounts of grain and equipment, threatening this year’s harvest

CNN – Russian forces are stealing farm equipment and thousands of tons of grain from Ukrainian farmers in areas they have occupied, as well as targeting food storage sites with artillery, multiple sources have told CNN. The phenomenon has accelerated in recent weeks as Russian units have tightened their grip on parts of the rich … Read more

India has seen months of extreme heat and this week it will only get hotter

CNN – Life-threatening heat waves arrived in India a month earlier than normal, shattering temperature records, with highs reaching over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) – and it will only get hotter. The worst of the heat wave is expected late this week into this weekend with high temperatures approaching 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit (5-8 … Read more

SpaceX to launch another historic astronaut mission tomorrow

New York CNN Business – SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are headed back to the launch pad, kicking off the second astronaut mission for SpaceX in just one month. On board will be four professional astronauts, destined for the International Space Station, including the first Black woman to join the ISS crew. … Read more

Palm oil: Indonesia export ban could send prices soaring

Hong Kong CNN Business – Indonesia will start restricting exports of palm oil this week, a move that could make the global food crisis worse and push up the prices of hundreds of consumer products. President Joko Widodo announced Friday that Indonesia would suspend exports of cooking oil, and the raw materials used to make … Read more