Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

Karen Raschke, a retired attorney in New York, started getting her groceries delivered early in the pandemic. Each delivery cost $30 in fees and tips, but it was worth it to avoid the store. Then earlier this spring, Raschke learned her rent was increasing by $617 per month. Delivery was one of the first things … Read more

Weekend reads: The jobs market isn’t cracking — gloom turns to boom in the economy

So much for all that recession talk. At least for a day. Friday’s stronger-than-expected jobs report immediately sparked more talk that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by 0.75 percentage point, not just 0.50 percentage point, when policy makers next meet in September. As one economist put it, the report “is much too hot … Read more

Who gets the dog in a divorce? Laws are changing for pet custody battles.

If you think of your pet as a member of your family, you’re not alone. A study by the American Veterinary Medical Association showed 85% of dog owners and 76% of cat owners consider their pets family. Because of this, a divorce can be devastating for pet owners. When you divorce with pets, you both … Read more

Who gets the dog in a divorce? Laws are changing for pet custody battles.

If you think of your pet as a member of your family, you’re not alone. A study by the American Veterinary Medical Association showed 85% of dog owners and 76% of cat owners consider their pets family. Because of this, a divorce can be devastating for pet owners. When you divorce with pets, you both … Read more

Macron, far-right rival Le Pen headed to runoff in French presidential election

PARIS — Incumbent Emmanuel Macron will face far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in a winner-takes-all runoff for the French presidency, after they both advanced Sunday in the first round of voting in the country’s election to set up another head-to- head clash of their sharply opposing visions for France. Polling agency projections and a partial … Read more