Hollywood Strikes Send a Chill Through Britain’s Film Industry – Genznews

What do “Barbie,” “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning” and “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” have in common? Besides being the summer’s big-budget movies, they were made in Britain, filmed in part at some of the country’s most esteemed studios. Big Hollywood productions are a critical part of Britain’s film and television industry. For … Read more

U.S. National Debt Tops $33 Trillion for First Time – Genznews

America’s gross national debt exceeded $33 trillion for the first time on Monday, providing a stark reminder of the country’s shaky fiscal trajectory at a moment when Washington faces the prospect of a government shutdown this month amid another fight over federal spending. The Treasury Department noted the milestone in its daily report detailing the … Read more

Can Ghana’s Debt Trap of Crisis and Bailouts Be Stopped? – Genznews

Emmanuel Cherry, the chief executive of an association of Ghanaian construction companies, sat in a cafe at the edge of Accra Children’s Park, near the derelict Ferris wheel and kiddie train, as he tallied up how much money government entities owe thousands of contractors. Before interest, he said, the back payments add up to 15 … Read more

I.R.S. Freezes Pandemic-Era Tax Credit Amid Fraud Fears – Genznews

The Internal Revenue Service said on Thursday that it was freezing a pandemic-era employer tax benefit that has been a magnet for fraud and has cost the federal government billions of dollars as the agency looks for ways to stop the program from being abused. The tax collector also said it had referred thousands of … Read more

Unions Stick With Hardball Tactics Like Strikes – Genznews

A summer of strikes is set to stretch on The U.A.W.’s strike against the big three Detroit carmakers appears unlikely to end soon, with the two sides giving little sign that either will bend significantly. It’s the latest signal of organized labor’s resurgent combativeness across the nation from Detroit to Hollywood, including a willingness to … Read more

TikTok Cookbook Authors – The New York Times – Genznews

Three years ago, B. Dylan Hollis was an unemployed musician in Wyoming who had never baked anything outside a home-economics class, much less written a recipe. Last month, his debut cookbook, “Baking Yesteryear,” became the best-selling book in the country. Not just the best-selling cookbook — the No. 1 book. “Baking Yesteryear,” which features vintage … Read more

Why It Took So Long for the FDA to Tackle a Cold Medicine – Genznews

Dr. Leslie Hendeles began prodding the Food and Drug Administration to reject a decongestant in cold medicines when he had a mop of curly red hair and Bill Clinton had just become president. By the time opposition to the drug had coalesced, Dr. Hendeles was appearing, at age 80, as an expert to testify before … Read more

Will Restart of Student Loan Payments Be the Last Straw for Consumers? – Genznews

Mykail James has a plan for when payments on her roughly $75,000 in student loans restart next month. She’ll cut back on her “fun budget” — money reserved for travel and concerts — and she expects to limit her holiday spending. “With the holidays coming up — I have a really big family — we … Read more

Little Progress in Talks to End UAW Strike Against 3 Detroit Automakers – Genznews

The United Auto Workers and the big three Detroit automakers largely held their ground on Sunday, seemingly no closer to reaching deals than they were when the autoworkers went on strike on Friday. “If we don’t get better offers and we don’t get down to taking care of the members’ needs, then we’re going to … Read more

A Spirited Start to the U.A.W. Strike at a Ford Plant Near Detroit – Genznews

Rodney Cornett got up at 4:30 a.m. on Friday, hopped in his F-150 pickup and reported as usual for a morning shift at the Ford Motor plant in Wayne, a gritty city just west of Detroit. But this morning Mr. Cornett, 56, a veteran union member who has worked at Ford for 28 years, wasn’t … Read more