Fiona batters Atlantic Canada: Officials assess full extent of damage

Fiona batters Atlantic Canada: Officials assess full extent of damage

CNN — When Fiona slammed into Canada’s eastern seaboard with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall Saturday, it pulled buildings into the ocean, collapsed homes, toppled trees and knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Fiona – which wreaked havoc in the Caribbean as a hurricane before moving up the Atlantic and making landfall … Read more

Vera Bradley’s founders Pat and Barb look back on the last 40 years as they embark into the metaverse

Vera Bradley’s founders Pat and Barb look back on the last 40 years as they embark into the metaverse

New York CNN — It all started with a knock on the door four decades ago. It was 1982 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Patricia R. Miller was stopping by to introduce herself to new neighbor Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. “I happened to be the welcoming committee of one,” Miller told CNN Business with a laugh. … Read more

Fiona makes landfall, slams Canada’s Atlantic coast with severe winds and rain

Fiona makes landfall, slams Canada’s Atlantic coast with severe winds and rain

CNN — Hurricane-strength Fiona is ripping through Canada’s eastern seaboard after making landfall in Nova Scotia early Saturday, slamming the area with fierce rain and damaging winds and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands in what could be a “landmark” weather event for the country. Fiona, now a post-tropical cyclone, had maximum sustained winds … Read more

5 things to know for Sept. 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

5 things to know for Sept. 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

CNN — Halloween is still more than a month away, but some major retailers are already prepping for Christmas. Walmart and Target have said they’re getting an earlier start on the holiday shopping season this year in stores and online as households nationwide continue to grapple with persistently high inflation that’s forcing them to cut … Read more

Pakistan floods: Experts slam ‘pittance’ in aid as they find climate crisis role

Pakistan floods: Experts slam ‘pittance’ in aid as they find climate crisis role

London CNN — An analysis of Pakistan’s devastating floods has found “fingerprints” of the human-made climate crisis on the disaster, which killed more than 1,400 people and destroyed so much land and infrastructure it has plunged the South Asian nation into crisis. The analysis, published Thursday by the World Weather Attribution initiative, was unable to … Read more

Ferrari Purosangue: The company releases its first four-door car; just don’t call it an SUV

Ferrari Purosangue: The company releases its first four-door car;  just don’t call it an SUV

CNN — Ferrari has unveiled the first four-door production vehicle the legendary Italian automaker has ever produced. It has a long hood that houses a gasoline engine and a single large area behind that which holds seats for four people and space for plenty of cargo. It’s also a four-wheel-drive vehicle. But, with the company’s … Read more

Interest rates: European Central Bank sets record hike to fight inflation

Interest rates: European Central Bank sets record hike to fight inflation

London CNN Business — The European Central Bank is hiking interest rates by a record three-quarters of a percentage point as it scrambles to contain the inflationary fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing energy crisis. The move will take the benchmark rate for the 19 countries using the euro to 0.75%. It … Read more

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant: History, control and key developments since the start of the war

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant: History, control and key developments since the start of the war

CNN — “The day has come,” Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) declared Monday, marking the beginning of his journey to the largest nuclear plant in Europe that sits on the fire line between the Russian occupiers and Ukrainian forces . On Thursday, a group of 14 inspectors led by … Read more

Russia cuts off gas exports to Europe via Nord Stream indefinitely

Russia cuts off gas exports to Europe via Nord Stream indefinitely

London CNN Business — Russia won’t immediately resume exports of natural gas to Europe through its Nord Stream 1 pipeline, worsening a shortage that threatens to tip the continent into an energy crisis this winter. On Friday, Russian state energy giant Gazprom said it would not resume flows through the pipeline on Saturday as planned … Read more

INS Vikrant: India’s first homegrown aircraft carrier puts it among world’s naval elites

INS Vikrant: India’s first homegrown aircraft carrier puts it among world’s naval elites

New Delhi CNN — India joined an elite league of the world’s naval powers on Friday, when it commissioned its first domestically built aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant. With the $3 billion Vikrant, India will join only a small number of nations with more than one aircraft carrier or helicopter carrier in service and become … Read more