White House prepares for potential shutdown as leaders grapple with crucial deadlines, Biden agenda

Democrats in Congress scrambled Thursday to beat a string of deadlines that hold massive stakes for both the health of the U.S. economy and President Joe Biden’s sweeping economic agenda. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., aim to work their way out of multiple binds as they try to… Continue reading White House prepares for potential shutdown as leaders grapple with crucial deadlines, Biden agenda

Facebook exec will testify at Senate hearing after report finds Instagram harms teen mental health

Facebook agreed to send Antigone Davis, global head of safety, to testify before the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection on Sept. 30, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to CNBC. The Washington Post reported the news earlier on Thursday. The hearing comes after The Wall Street Journal published a series of reports detailing internal discussions at… Continue reading Facebook exec will testify at Senate hearing after report finds Instagram harms teen mental health

NIH Director Collins calls Israeli Covid booster data ‘impressive,’ says it shows tenfold reduction in infections

National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins called Israel’s data on Covid-19 booster shots “impressive,” noting that they provided a tenfold reduction in infection for people who received a third dose. Israel began administering boosters in late July to individuals over 60, giving scientists more time to examine their ability to combat Covid and… Continue reading NIH Director Collins calls Israeli Covid booster data ‘impressive,’ says it shows tenfold reduction in infections

Here’s what will happen when the Fed’s ‘tapering’ starts, and why you should care

Likely before the end of the year, the Federal Reserve will start to tiptoe into the unknown. Central bank officials indicated Wednesday that they’re ready to begin “tapering” – the process of slowly pulling back the stimulus they’ve provided during the pandemic. While the Fed has gone into policy retreat before, it has never had… Continue reading Here’s what will happen when the Fed’s ‘tapering’ starts, and why you should care

ANDREW WIGGINSCOULD MISS WARRIORS GAMES… For Being Unvaxxed

The Golden State Warriors might be without one of their biggest stars when the season rolls around … ’cause Andrew Wiggins could reportedly miss time due to being unvaccinated. 26-year-old Wiggins — who averaged 18 points for the Dubs in 2020 — has previously been outspoken against getting the jab … and his stance is… Continue reading ANDREW WIGGINSCOULD MISS WARRIORS GAMES… For Being Unvaxxed

NFL’S JASON PIERRE-PAULTHERE’S A BUNCH OF ROACHES IN MY CRIB’How Do They Get In Here?!?

“You can still be rich … and still have roaches.” Jason Pierre-Paul just revealed his Florida mansion is currently being overrun by dead bugs — and it’s gross as hell! The Tampa Bay Bucs star showed off the lifeless cockroaches while walking around his pad Thursday … zooming in on the bugs and providing some… Continue reading NFL’S JASON PIERRE-PAULTHERE’S A BUNCH OF ROACHES IN MY CRIB’How Do They Get In Here?!?

Have a large amount of cash to invest? Here’s how deploying it all at once compares with doing so over time

If you have a big wad of cash to invest, you may wonder whether you should put all of it to work immediately or spread out over time. Regardless of what the markets are doing, you’re more likely to end up with a higher balance down the road by making a lump-sum investment instead of… Continue reading Have a large amount of cash to invest? Here’s how deploying it all at once compares with doing so over time

Airbnb says it has doubled the number of Afghan refugees it plans to temporarily house

Airbnb announced Thursday that it is planning to provide temporary housing to an additional 20,000 Afghan refugees, bringing the total number up to 40,000. Last month, the home-sharing platform’s charitable arm pledged to accommodate 20,000 refugees. However, in a new blogpost, Airbnb said it will have “the capacity to go above and beyond” the initial… Continue reading Airbnb says it has doubled the number of Afghan refugees it plans to temporarily house

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Jennifer Lopez on strategically building her multi-industry business empire: ‘It’s about being the scarce asset

At 52, Jennifer Lopez has done what only a few have accomplished: Since the late 1980s, she has successfully built careers as an actress, musician, entrepreneur and businesswoman. The key to her business acumen and brand-building sense, she says: emphasizing the unique qualities she brings to the table and being resilient. “It’s about being the… Continue reading Jennifer Lopez on strategically building her multi-industry business empire: ‘It’s about being the scarce asset

Volvo says it wants all its cars to be leather-free by 2030

Volvo Cars wants all the models it sells to be leather-free by 2030, a move which represents the latest example of how automakers are looking to make their vehicles more sustainable. In an announcement Thursday, the Swedish firm also said it wanted a quarter of the material used in its new cars to “consist of… Continue reading Volvo says it wants all its cars to be leather-free by 2030