Walmart, Target and Kroger compete in grocery delivery

And Kroger said Thursday that home delivery helped drive more than 10% year-over-year growth in digital sales and 24% year-over-year growth in delivery revenue in the most recent quarter. With same-day deliveries, the three retailers are not just trying to outdo each other on convenience. They’re also making physical locations (and close proximity to customers’ … Read more

Sweden formally joins NATO military alliance, ending centuries of neutrality

A JAS 39 Gripen C/D fighter aircraft takes off from Lulea-Kallax Airport, Sweden on March 4, 2024 during the NATO Nordic Response 24 military exercise, a Norwegian national exercise conducted in Northern Sweden, Norway and Finland with associated airspace and waters . Anders Wiklund | AFP | Getty Images Sweden officially joined NATO on Thursday … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates from March 6, 2024

13 Hours Ago Kremlin says Russia will not interfere with U.S. elections Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday said that Russia would not interfere with the U.S. presidential election later this year, and had not done so in the past. “We never interfered in elections in the United States,” Peskov said, according to Reuters. “And this … Read more

China may have to resort to a tried-and-tested tactic to power its ‘new leap forward’

A Chinese flag flies high above the Bund. Liu Liqun | Corbis documentary | Getty Images Given a higher base effect, even the Chinese government admitted that meeting this year’s target “will not be easy” – especially as the world’s second-largest economy continues to be hit by a litany of problems, from overcapacity and faltering … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates from March 4, 2024

17 Hours Ago NATO soldiers take part in a training exercise Soldiers from various NATO countries on Monday took part in an instalment of NATO’s Steadfast Defender 2024 military training exercise. The months-long exercise is the largest since the Cold War and will take place in various countries across Europe and cover domains including sea, … Read more

China to hold ‘Two Sessions’ meeting amid bazooka-like stimulus debate

A Chinese flag flies atop the Great Hall of the People ahead of the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF), marking the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative, in Beijing, China on October 18, 2023. Edgar Su | Reuters All of that has raised questions about whether Beijing will intervene … Read more

The CEO explains why RadNet is piloting mammogram screenings in Walmart stores

RadNet CEO Howard Berger told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday how the company plans to make mammograms more accessible by testing programs that offer these routine screenings at Walmart. “There may be a third of the female population who should have a routine breast screening and who don’t do so for a variety of reasons, … Read more

Putin’s State of the Nation focuses on sovereignty, the West and Ukraine

“We have proven that we are ready to solve the most difficult tasks and face the most difficult challenges,” Putin said. “For example, we repelled the aggression of international terrorism, we preserved the unity of the country, we prevented its dismemberment, we supported our brothers and sisters and their desire to belong to Russia,” he … Read more

Putin could announce Russian troops will enter Transnistria region

Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with his confidants ahead of the 2024 elections in Gostiny Dvor in Moscow, Russia, on January 31, 2024. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters Analysts said Putin could now use his State of the Nation address – an overview of the current situation in the country and Russia’s objectives at … Read more

House GOP ‘poison pills’ may force spending cuts, rattle economy

U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson (R-LA) speaks after a briefing with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan at the U.S. Capitol on February 15, 2024 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images President Joe Biden met Tuesday on the budget impasse and aid to Ukraine with House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., … Read more