House Republicans seek testimony from Twitter employees

House Republicans seek testimony from Twitter employees

CNN — House Republicans say they will seek congressional testimony from top Twitter employees who oversaw the company’s handling of a New York Post report on Hunter Biden’s laptop in public hearings when Republicans officially reclaim control of the House in the next Congress, indicating that probes into digital content moderation will figure prominently. On … Read more

People still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy billions of dollars

People still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy billions of dollars

More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic began, social distancing is keeping some workers from going back to work. That’s according to this working paper distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Some people are not prepared to let their guard down — in the knowledge that COVID-19 has not gone away. Some … Read more

Fed can’t stop raising interest rates due to these 4 factors

Fed can’t stop raising interest rates due to these 4 factors

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Monday listed four reasons why the Federal Reserve can’t stop tightening the economy just yet. Not enough people are reentering the workforce. That makes it more difficult for the Fed to stamp out wage inflation. There’s a mismatch between job openings and job seekers. While many engineers are needed to carry … Read more

What’s at stake as Trump Org. trial deliberations continue

What’s at stake as Trump Org.  trial deliberations continue

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one nerd former President Donald Trump would rather not be associated with: the verdict sheet at his company’s criminal tax fraud trial. Deliberations are spilling into a second day Tuesday as jurors weigh charges that the Trump Organization helped executives dodge personal income taxes on perks such as Manhattan apartments … Read more

Premarket stocks: Jay Powell’s dream of the 90s is dead

Premarket stocks: Jay Powell’s dream of the 90s is dead

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. New York CNN Business — The US economy gained 263,000 jobs in November, 63,000 above the consensus … Read more

Silvergate Capital, MGM Resorts, Bilibili, Murphy Oil & more

Silvergate Capital, MGM Resorts, Bilibili, Murphy Oil & more

A United Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York January 24, 2011. Jessica Rinaldi | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in premarket trading Monday. United Airlines — Shares rose 1% after Morgan Stanley upgraded United Airlines to overweight from equal weight, saying 2023 could be a “goldilocks” year for … Read more

Venezuela and Chevron sign oil contract in Caracas

Venezuela and Chevron sign oil contract in Caracas

CNN — The Venezuelan government and American oil company Chevron have signed a contract in Caracas on Friday to resume operations in Venezuela, according to the country’s state broadcaster VTV. “This contract aims to continue with the productive and development activities in this energy sector, framed within our Constitution and the Venezuelan laws that govern … Read more

Elon Musk speaks out on ‘Twitter Files’ release about platform inner workings

Elon Musk speaks out on ‘Twitter Files’ release about platform inner workings

CNN — Twitter owner Elon Musk spoke out on Saturday evening about the so-called “Twitter Files,” a long tweet thread posted by journalist Matt Taibbi, who had been provided with details about behind-the-scenes discussions on Twitter’s content moderation decision-making, including the call to suppress a 2020 New York Post story about Hunter Biden and his … Read more

Moving is not fun. When you’re older, it’s even worse.

Moving is not fun.  When you’re older, it’s even worse.

Almost everyone who completes a move and settles into their new place sighs and says, “That’s the last time I’m moving.” There’s no research to prove that. But who doesn’t dread moving? It’s stressful from start to finish. And for older people, it’s even tougher. They’ve got to prune their belongings, hire and manage movers … Read more

Why 2022 is the year of the espresso martini

Why 2022 is the year of the espresso martini

New York CNN Business — It might be 2022, but people are still ordering espresso martinis like it’s the 90s. The coffee-flavored drink has experienced such a resurgence that it has entered the top 10 list of most ordered cocktails at US bars this year, according to research firm CGA by Nielsen IQ. The espresso … Read more