Monday's top stories


Hope King
Jan 24, 2022 - Economy & Business

Investors reset their compass

Dave Lawler
Jan 24, 2022 - World

Soldiers seize power in Burkina Faso as global coup surge continues

Matt Phillips
Updated Jan 24, 2022 - Economy & Business

S&P 500 on track for worst-ever start to year

Sarah Palin tests positive for COVID, delaying defamation trial

Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin. Photo: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Axios
Jan 24, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to affirmative action at Harvard, UNC

Supreme Court building
Photo: Al Drago/Getty Images

Europe's energy reliance on Russia is a crucial shield for Putin

Vladimir Putin sits at a table with his right hand on the edge
Photo: Pavel Bednyakov/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

Why the Fed might want to jolt the markets

Fed Chair Jerome Powell
Fed chair Jerome Powell at a hearing earlier this month. Photo: Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images

Omicron outbreaks were bad for business in January

Mike Allen
Jan 24, 2022 - Economy & Business

Small businesses see hiring as No. 1 worry

Illustration of a dotted outline of a shop worker wearing an apron.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Rebecca Falconer
Jan 24, 2022 - World

NATO sends ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe over Russia threat

Servicemen of Russia's Eastern Military District units attend a welcoming ceremony in Belarus last week.
Russian military units arrive at a training range in Belarus on Jan. 19. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry/TASS via Getty Images

Brands let customers opt out of Valentine's Day deluge

Illustration of a candy heart with the words “Be Mine” getting deleted.
Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jan 24, 2022 - World

U.K. PM orders inquiry into Muslim lawmaker's discrimination claim

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he visits Finchley Memorial Hospital in North London on January 18.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London last week. Photo: Ian Vogler/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jan 24, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Virginia attorney general fires Jan. 6 investigator from university post

McIntire Amphitheater at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
McIntire Amphitheater at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. Photo: Robert Knopes/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Jan 24, 2022 - World

Taiwan's military scrambles jets after detecting 39 Chinese warplanes

Two J-20 stealth fighter jets perform in the sky during the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition on September 29, 2021 in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province of China
J-20 stealth fighter jets in Zhuhai in the Guangdong Province of China last year. Photo: Chen Jimin/China News Service via Getty Images
Axios
Jan 24, 2022 - Sports

Gonzaga University revokes NBA great John Stockton's tickets over mask stance

Former Utah Jazz player John Stockton during a press conference on March 22, 2017 a in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Former Utah Jazz player John Stockton during a 2017 press conference in Salt Lake City. Photo: Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images