Twitter Suspends Wordle Account That Was Ruining the Game for Players

Wordle became a global phenomenon this month, in part because people share their results on social media platforms like Twitter. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Twitter INC. TWTR -1.61% said he suspended an account that was attempting to spoil the results of the online word game Wordle by tweeting what he said were future answers … Read more

Fed Interest-Rate Decision Tees Up March Increase

The Federal Reserve signaled it would begin steadily raising interest rates in mid-March, its latest move toward removing stimulus to bring down inflation. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the central bank was ready to raise rates at its March 15-16 meeting and could continue to lift them faster than it did during the … Read more

Intel Earnings Drop, Revenue Edges Higher

Intel Corp.’s INTC 1.35% Profit fell last quarter at a time of booming demand for chips, highlighting how Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger’s efforts to revive the semiconductor giant’s fortunes are a multiyear affair. The chip company posted $20.5 billion in fourth-quarter sales, up 3% from the year-earlier period, in part reflecting the sale of its … Read more

Frogs Regrow Missing Limbs in Lab Study, Advancing Key Effort of Regenerative Medicine

Salamanders do it. So do starfish. And now scientists have shown that frogs can regenerate amputated limbs, once their stumps have been treated with a multidrug “cocktail.” The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, represent a notable advance in the field of regenerative medicine, which aims to replace human tissues and organs to … Read more

Stocks Turn Lower After Fed Announcement on Interest Rates

US stocks gave up gains after the Federal Reserve signaled its intention to raise interest rates in mid-March, providing the most detailed view yet of its plan to tackle rising inflation. The Fed’s Wednesday afternoon statement signaled approval of the latest round of asset purchases, bringing the stimulus program to an end by March. “It … Read more

The High Cost of Disparaging Natural Immunity to Covid

Public health officials have ruined many lives by insisting that workers naturally immune to Covid-19 be fired if not fully vaccinated. But after two years of accumulated data, the superiority of natural immunity over vaccinated immunity is clear. By laying off staff with natural immunity, employers got rid of those less likely to infect others. … Read more

Mexican Journalist Who Told Country’s President She Feared for Her Life Is Killed

Lourdes Maldonado, a well-known local television personality who worked for various media outlets in Tijuana, was shot in her car by unknown assailants on Sunday evening, according to local authorities, as she returned home. Nearly three years ago, she told Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that she feared for her life over a labor … Read more

U.S. Plans Sanctions, Export Controls Against Russia if It Invades Ukraine

The US is prepared to impose export controls on critical sectors of the Russian economy if Russian President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine, and is working to soften market shocks if Russia withholds energy supplies in retaliation, officials said. Taking a page out of the Trump administration playbook to pressure Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co., … Read more

Ukrainian City Tries to Ward Off Russia by Promising a Better Future

MARIUPOL, Ukraine—The snow-covered port city of Mariupol, just outside Ukraine’s Russia-linked breakaway region, has paid the price of eight years of war. Its scars have never healed. On Avenue of Peace, Mariupol’s main road once known as Lenin Avenue, the shell of the old city council building remains intentionally untouched since it was targeted by … Read more

Investors Pile Into Gold, Seeking Safety From Market, Geopolitical Turbulence

One asset holding up through the early 2022 market turmoil: gold. Rising geopolitical tensions in Europe and a slide in major US stock indexes has sent investors rushing into the haven metal. On Friday, they poured a record net $1.6 billion into SPDR Gold Shares, GLD 0.61% the world’s largest physically backed gold exchange-traded fund, … Read more