Germany’s Rhine river levels running low putting economy at risk

Germany’s Rhine river levels running low putting economy at risk

A photo taken on July 18, 2022 shows a puddle of water amid the nearly dried-up river bed of the Rhine in Cologne, western Germany, as many parts of Europe experience a heatwave. Ina Fassbender | AFP | Getty Images The water levels in a crucial waterway in Europe’s economic heartland are running dangerously low

American economic confidence has returned to pre-pandemic levels

American economic confidence has returned to pre-pandemic levels

Optimists have pulled even with pessimists May 5th 2021 FEW WORDS in American politics are as overused as those uttered by Gerald Ford at his presidential swearing-in ceremony in 1974. “My fellow Americans,” he said, “our long national nightmare is over.” Even so, President Joe Biden has good cause to use them. Although it could