Fed to release paper on central bank digital currency soon, Powell says

(Reuters) – The Federal Reserve will release research “soon” examining the costs and benefits of a central bank digital currency, or CBDC, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said on Wednesday. “We’re working proactively to evaluate whether to issue a CBDC and, if so, in what form,” Powell said in a news conference following the conclusion of […]

Exclusive: Defence Secretary Ben Wallace says British evacuation efforts in Kabul have been ‘diverted’ by bid to rescue animals cared for by ex-Royal Marine Pen Farthing

The defence secretary has complained that British military efforts to evacuate people from Kabul have been “diverted” because of the attempts to rescue animals being cared for by a former British Royal Marine, Sky News has learned. Ben Wallace has said he found it “upsetting” that the military had been “diverted from saving .. people” […]

Jill Biden rubs shoulders with royalty on British visit

HAYLE, ENGLAND (REUTERS) – US first lady Jill Biden visited a school in Cornwall with Kate, Duchess of Cambridge on Friday (June 11), as senior members of Britain’s royal family joined world leaders for series of events around the G-7 summit on Friday. Queen Elizabeth, her son Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, and the […]

Denver to issue new cannabis business licenses but not in some neighborhoods – The Denver Post

Denver begins accepting new applications for cannabis business licenses next month — but not for certain neighborhoods. The city’s Department of Excise and Licenses on Friday informed marijuana industry insiders of neighborhoods that the city feels already have an “undue concentration” of marijuana stores and/or cultivation facilities. Applications won’t be accepted for any neighborhoods that […]