Monthly Archives: April 2022

Retiree Group Endorses Wiley Nickel for Election to U.S. House

Cites His Commitment to Protecting Earned Social Security and Medicare Benefits Raleigh – Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans proudly announced their endorsement of Wiley Nickel for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina’s 13th Congressional

Chancellor breaks pledge on energy bills

Rishi Sunak said a £150 council tax rebate would be paid “in April” but guidance now says “from April”.

Prepay energy customers disconnect over price rises

A record number of households have stopped topping up their pay-as-you go meters, Citizens Advice says.

Amazon sell-off ends dismal month for US shares

Major US stock indexes took a slide in April, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq seeing its worst month since 2008.

Russia says it has made payments to avoid debt default

Moscow has paid interest on foreign bonds in dollars but admits there are “difficulties with payments”.

Sunflower oil substitutes named by food watchdog

Supply shortages mean products may contain palm, coconut or soybean oils, says standards agency.

Amazon posts loss as online sales falter

The e-commerce giant is wrestling with the impact of rising costs and the war in Ukraine.

Energy prices: Fears and cutbacks as hike hits disabled families

Parents of disabled children say they fear rising energy prices could make their condition worse.

Number of firms in critical financial distress rises sharply

A growing number of businesses, especially in construction and hospitality, are in a critical position.

Energy-intensive firms to get electricity bill help

Steel and paper manufacturers are among industries which will receive financial support to pay bills.