House Republicans decide to regulate crypto with new subcommittee

Representative French Hill, a Republican from Arkansas, left, speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 24, 2018. Zach Gibson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Republican lawmakers announced late Thursday the launch of a new subcommittee that will oversee the crypto and fintech industries, the first of its kind in the … Read more

Vladimir Putin facing this new arsenal of American and European weapons in 2023

The war that Vladimir Putin thought he would win in days is still raging after nearly a year, with both sides desperate for more equipment, soldiers and international support. But Russia, it seems, could soon suffer a fatal blow, thanks to Ukraine’s friends in the United States and Europe. Last week, Washington announced a new … Read more

CDC identifies possible safety issue with Pfizer’s updated Covid-19 vaccine, but says people should still be boosted

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday there was a possible safety issue with the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech but is unlikely to pose a real risk. . The agency said it continues to recommend people keep up to date with Covid-19 vaccines. The CDC … Read more

Flu activity peaked with no spike in cases after holiday, but respiratory virus season still in full swing

CNN — The flu continues to be widespread in the United States, but the first wave of the season – which swept the country weeks earlier than usual – appears to have peaked. The weeks following the holiday season brought sustained high levels of transmission and hospitalizations, but influenza activity does not appear to have … Read more

NFL chooses possible neutral site location for possible AFC championship game after Bills-Bengals canceled

CNN — The NFL has announced that Atlanta will host the AFC Championship Game if the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs meet in the conference title game. Previously, NFL owners approved the unprecedented postseason plan to hold a game at a neutral site following the cancellation of the Bills’ game against the Cincinnati Bengals … Read more

Asia-Pacific Shares Generally Higher on Cooler Inflation Impression

China’s December exports fell less than expected China’s exports and imports fell less than expected for December, according to the customs administration. Chinese exports fell 9.9% in December from a year ago, in US dollar terms, slightly better than the 10% drop predicted by a Reuters poll. Imports fell 7.5% in December from a year … Read more

Asia-Pacific Shares Generally Higher on Cooler Inflation Impression

China’s December exports fell less than expected China’s exports and imports fell less than expected for December, according to the customs administration. Chinese exports fell 9.9% in December from a year ago, in US dollar terms, slightly better than the 10% drop predicted by a Reuters poll. Imports fell 7.5% in December from a year … Read more

250,000 kindergarten children are vulnerable due to falling vaccination rates

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly a quarter of a million kindergarten children are vulnerable to measles due to a drop in vaccination coverage during the pandemic. The CDC, in a report released Thursday, found that 93% of kindergarteners were up to date with state-required vaccines in the 2021-22 school year, … Read more

Stock futures flat as investors await big bank earnings

Stock futures were flat in overnight trading Thursday as investors braced for the start of big bank earnings. Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 futures were flat, while Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.10%. The overnight moves followed a positive day for all three major indices. The Nasdaq Composite snatched its fifth day of gains … Read more

Porsche reports global sales up despite sharp drop in Taycan EV

Shares of Porsche rose on their stock market debut on Thursday, in one of the biggest public offerings ever in Europe. Bloomberg | Getty Images Porsche managed to increase global deliveries by 2.6% last year despite global supply chain issues that crippled other automakers as well as sales of its first all-electric car. The German … Read more