Colombian restaurant’s ‘Solidarity Menu’ offers free meals at a crucial time

Emiliano Moscoso fights back tears. Moscoso’s chain of brightly colored restaurants, Sierra Nevada, serves hamburgers and milkshakes in Colombia’s capital of Bogota. In the poorer districts of that same city, a rising number of people are going hungry because they have lost their livelihoods in the coronavirus outbreak. Moscoso weeps for them. But he has […]

Baseball Question of the Day: What’s your favorite piece of memorabilia?

Most people who are into baseball have, at one point or another, owned some memorabilia of some kind. Maybe they’re not hardcore collectors, but most of us have had an autograph, a baseball card or 10,000, some pennants, posters, or something along those lines. I’ve written before — a very, very long time ago — […]

There is no Muslim problem with sexual grooming

Our series The State of Racism has been running over the past six weeks to illuminate just how prevalent racism is in the UK. We’ve also been highlighting the unique dilemmas faced by certain groups, from black mums, to South Asian Muslims. But every time I have written about Muslims, I have received one recurring […]

U.S. Treasury taps Wall Street firms for aid advice

The U.S. Treasury Department has hired Wall Street bankers and lawyers to advise on providing tens of billions of dollars in aid to the airline, cargo and defense sectors, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The appointments come after U.S. lawmakers approved a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill last week to mitigate the economic […]

Apple Card customers can defer April’s payment without accruing interest

The ongoing Coronavirus outbreak has caused untold economic disruption, the likes of which probably won’t be fully realized for months or even years. Some industries are no doubt benefiting from the new normal but for most, the prospect of putting this all in the rear view and getting back to work can’t come soon enough. […]

Health care workers see wave of coronavirus coming in their ranks

With U.S. public health experts warning of a cresting wave of coronavirus infections in the coming weeks, rates of transmission among the nation’s front-line fighters — doctors, nurses and other medical staff — are setting off alarm bells. Disparities in testing and tracking in many states — and the lack of national data — make […]