S&P Falls Again, Lurches Toward Bear Market

The S&P 500 fell Thursday as the benchmark inched closer to a bear market. Investors continued to dump equities on fears Federal Reserve rate hikes to fight rapid inflation would tip the economy into a recession.

The Dow Jones Industrials had made progress Thursday, but sagged 236.94 points by the close to 31.253.13.

The S&P 500 lost another 22.89 points to 3,900.79.

The index is teetering on bear market territory sitting about 18% below its record reached in January.

The NASDAQ Composite weakened from gains earlier in the session, losing 29.66 points to 11,388.50.

The S&P 500 and NASDAQ are both down more than 3% for the week, while the Dow has lost 2.9%. Those losses were driven in part by back-to-back quarterly reports from Target and Walmart that showed higher fuel costs and restrained consumer demand hurting results amid the hottest inflation in decades.

Even after a 24% drop … Read more

Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer clash over online tax plans

A battle is shaping up between major retailers over whether the UK should introduce an online sales tax, with Sainsbury’s demanding it to help revive struggling high streets while M&S argues it would have the opposite effect.

A day before the government’s three-month consultation on changes to business taxes closes, the finance director of Sainsbury’s reiterated calls for an increase in taxes on digital retailers to fund a reduction on the business rates levied on physical stores.

However, the finance head of Marks & Spencer, said an online sales tax would “punish” retailers that had worked hard to shift into modern ways of selling and leave them with less cash to invest in their high street estate.

Kevin O’Byrne, the chief financial officer at Sainsbury’s, which owns Argos and Habitat as well as its supermarkets, said: “High business rates on shops is destroying high streets up and down the country. … Read more

dnaPower: Helping People Make Better, Data-Driven Health Decisions

Humans have unique genes that drive wide variations in their responses to different types of foods, exercise, and medications. What works well for one person often does not work for another, which is why there is no “one size fits all” solution to achieving the best health. Most people spend years trying to find the diet and exercise regimens and medications that will work best for them. Through DNA tests, you can take proactive steps to enhance your well-being by finding where you may have genetic issues that can contribute to weight gain, inflammation, metabolic problems, and chronic disease. This significance and impact of DNA testing inspired Dr. Lois Nahirney to found dnaPower Inc. dnaPower has been providing personalized DNA testing for health and wellness since 2008.

Dedicated to making the world a better place, the company specializes in researching the genetic variations between people related to lifestyle to … Read more

First Aid – What are the Requirements

Having adequate first aid measures in place to deal with the potential accidents, injuries, or ill health at work is an incredibly vital part of an organization or workplace’s safety and health procedures. First aid is of vital importance as it can prevent life from fatal injuries or ill-health and promote a safety awareness culture within the workplace.

According to a study by Health and Safety Executive (HSE), nearly 111 workers were killed at work, 0.7 workers sustained a non-fatal injury, 65,427 non-fatal injuries were reported, 1.6 million cases of work-related ill health were seen, and 38.8 million working days were lost due to work-related ill health every year.

What is First Aid?

First aid is the instant medical assistance provided to someone in need suffering from an accident, injury, or ill health.

First can be provided by anyone who is proficiently trained on this subject until professional medical help … Read more