Inflation surges globally as economies reel from pandemic

Rising inflation is leading to price increases for food, gas and other products and pushing many people to choose between digging deeper into their pockets or tightening their belts. In developing economies, it's especially dire.

Los Angeles' new plastic utensil law takes effect

Hoping to reduce plastic waste, a Los Angeles city ordinance took effect Monday making disposable foodware, including utensils and napkins, only available at restaurants when requested by customers.