Catholic cardinal, others arrested under Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing’s erosion of rights in the city. The arrests further expand a … Read more

Hoping to snag a cheap airline ticket for summer travel? Good luck, new inflation data show

Airfare costs have taken off ahead of a summer travel season running on steep demand and high gas prices, according to new price inflation data released Wednesday. The record-breaking cost increase for airline tickets stood out in a Consumer Price Index reportt that showed an overall 0.3% increase in the cost of living from March … Read more

Everything you need to know to get your yard ready for summer

This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2022. All rights reserved. This week we caught up with Jeff Keiter, our resident landscape architecture guru, who previously chatted with us about winter trends for your yard. Today we are … Read more

Reports: Hong Kong arrests Roman Catholic cardinal and others

Reports say a Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security ByThe Associated Press May 11, 2022, 2:21 p.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article HONG KONG — Hong Kong … Read more

Lessons from China’s Covid lockdowns

A man wearing personal protective equipment walks near a locked area due to the recent Covid-19 coronavirus outbreaks in Beijing on May 10. Photo: Christmas celis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Beijing’s Covid lockdowns are an economic danger for China and everyone, and the Communist Party seems to know it. Witness recent and belated attempts to spur economic … Read more

Tricks for finding summer travel bargains

The majority of Americans — 7 out of 10 — plan to travel in the next 12 months for leisure, according to a February Nerd Wallet survey. Many Americans are looking to travel this summer, and most hope to find a good deal. Air travel has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels. The number of flyers … Read more

‘Open discussion of salary is protected by law’: Should you tell your coworkers your salary — or keep it a secret?

Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict. Tell us whether you think she’s right in the comments. And please share your suggestions for future Financial Face-off columns. The job market is hot and so are salaries. People are quitting jobs … Read more

War in Ukraine sparks interest in China-Taiwan risk insurance

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made businesses more aware of the potential for upheaval overseas, sparking interest in political risk insurance for two other potential hotspots: China and Taiwan. A self-contained island about 100 miles from China, Taiwan has long been seen by businesses as a safe bet. But companies are increasingly concerned about a … Read more

War in Ukraine sparks interest in China-Taiwan risk insurance

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made businesses more aware of the potential for upheaval overseas, sparking interest in political risk insurance for two other potential hotspots: China and Taiwan. A self-contained island about 100 miles from China, Taiwan has long been seen by businesses as a safe bet. But companies are increasingly concerned about a … Read more

War in Ukraine sparks interest in China-Taiwan risk insurance

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made businesses more aware of the potential for upheaval overseas, sparking interest in political risk insurance for two other potential hotspots: China and Taiwan. A self-contained island about 100 miles from China, Taiwan has long been seen by businesses as a safe bet. But companies are increasingly concerned about a … Read more