Rubio Targets Citi, Amazon With Bill on Abortion-Travel Benefits

(Bloomberg) — Senator Marco Rubio is sending a message to Amazon Inc., The Walt Disney Co., Citigroup Inc. and other U.S. companies that have vowed to pay travel costs for their employees to access abortion services or gender-affirming care for their children: Republicans want to make it more expensive.

Inflation Gains Keeping Southeast Asia Central Bankers on Edge

What Bloomberg Economics says Philippine inflation is well above target and poised to remain so. This, plus broader lifting of public health restrictions this year, suggest a buildup of price pressures that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will need to check with higher interest rates. … We expect the BSP to begin its rates liftoff … Read more

Abortion Issue Is Already Roiling One Texas Congressional Race

“As a Catholic, I cannot support abortion, however, we cannot have an outright ban. There must be exceptions in the case of rape, incest and danger to the life of the mother,” Cuellar said. “My faith will not allow me to support a ruling that would criminalize teenage victims of rape and incest. That same … Read more

Conservative Justices Long Played Up Ambiguity on Tossing Roe v. Wade

During his 2017 confirmation hearings, Gorsuch told Senator Chuck Grassley, “Roe v. Wade, decided in 1973, is a precedent of the U.S. Supreme Court. It has been reaffirmed. The reliance interest considerations are important there, and all of the other factors that go into analyzing precedent have to be considered.” 

Roku Moves Into Food TV With Help From Martha Stewart, Emeril

(Bloomberg) — Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse, two icons of cable TV, are taking the leap to the internet with the Roku Channel. Roku Inc., which owns the network, has licensed the rights to reruns of shows hosted by Lagasse, Stewart and chef Christopher Kimball—more than 3,000 episodes in all—and is commissioning new projects as well. … Read more