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American basketball player Brittney Griner sentenced in Russia to nine years in prison

American basketball player Brittney Griner sentenced in Russia to nine years in prison

American women’s basketball star Brittney Griner, detained in Russia since February, was sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court on Thursday for drug trafficking, after her arrest with a vape containing cannabis liquid. It was an expected verdict, as Brittney Griner has become a diplomatic stake between Washington and Moscow. Detained since …

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The earnings season, barometer of the health of American companies

The earnings season, barometer of the health of American companies

The long-awaited second quarter earnings season has begun in earnest. ©Keystone Heightened inflationary pressures could have impacted corporate results as lower revenues, squeezed margins and rising labor costs are expected to have played a role in Q2 results and may also affect corporate guidance as the economy is showing signs of slowing down. So far, …

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