Elon Musk declared he won’t proceed with his $44 billion takeover of Twitter Inc. unless the social media giant can prove bots make up fewer than 5% of its users, casting yet more uncertainty over the deal.
The billionaire tweeted “this deal cannot move forward” unless Twitter provides proof of its claims, reiterating his own view that ...Read more
The Buffalo, New York, mass shooting that claimed 10 lives Saturday was an event shaped by, and for, internet platforms, including message boards and streaming and social media sites.
Now, as the predominantly Black neighborhood that suspected killer Payton Gendron targeted is left reeling, whether those platforms allow their users to ...Read more
Elon Musk stoked speculation that he could seek to renegotiate his takeover of Twitter Inc., saying a viable deal at a lower price wouldn’t be “out of the question.”
Twitter shares fell 8.2% at the close of trading in New York. The stock has been dropping on speculation that Musk could walk away from the $44 billion acquisition. That ...Read more
Florida’s property insurance crisis is about to hit home for tens of thousands of policyholders.
More than 68,000 policies of troubled Sunrise-based FedNat Insurance Company and its sister companies Maison and Monarch National will be canceled by the end of June, according to terms of a consent order filed Friday by the state Office of ...Read more
Boeing Co.’s biggest airline customer in China has removed more than 100 of the US manufacturer’s 737 Max jets from its fleet plans, citing uncertainty over deliveries.
China Southern Airlines Co. Chairman Ma Xu Lun said at an investor briefing last week that Boeing’s updated best-selling aircraft would be excluded from fleet deliveries ...Read more
Ford Motor Co. has unloaded another 7 million shares of electric-vehicle startup Rivian Automotive Inc.'s stock.
That's according to regulatory paperwork filed Friday, and follows Ford selling 8 million shares earlier last week for $214 million. Between the two sales, Ford's stake in Rivian sits just below 10%. At the time of Rivian's initial ...Read more
Despite production delays and market upheaval, Amazon is still counting on electric vehicle startup Rivian to help it hit ambitious climate goals and put tens of thousands of electric delivery vans on the road.
Rivian is running a lean operation: The number of vehicles it produced this quarter is almost exactly equal to the number of ...Read more
Following CD rates in recent years has been a lot like watching paint dry at the bottom of a barrel: little perceptible change in rock-bottom returns.
Yields on certificates of deposit have been in the tank for years, particularly since the pandemic began. But things are about to change.
"The next 12 to to 24 months will be a period of rising ...Read more
A different kind of high school student is headed to college now.
The graduating seniors who will be entering into post-secondary education and training over the next few years care less about ivy-covered prestige and more about saving money, keeping costs down and college debt at a bare minimum, even if it means living at home.
In a national ...Read more
Federal student loan interest rates are set to rise for the 2022-23 academic year, following the U.S. Treasury Department’s 10-year note auction on Wednesday afternoon. The new rates will be 4.99 percent for undergraduate loans, 6.54 percent for graduate Direct Unsubsidized Loans and 7.54 percent for PLUS loans. These rates will go into effect...Read more
If you’re looking for an investment with a high interest rate, inflation protection and the safety of government backing, then Series I bonds could be an attractive addition to your portfolio. The interest rate on these bonds increases as inflation rises, ensuring that your payout keeps pace with rising prices and that you don’t lose ...Read more
Stocks, cryptocurrencies and even bonds have tumbled in 2022 as investors react negatively to rising interest rates, soaring inflation and the Russia/Ukraine conflict.
The S&P 500 index has fallen about 16 percent so far this year, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite is down around 26 percent. Popular cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum ...Read more
Starbucks Corp. is expanding its U.S. health care benefits to cover travel for abortion and gender-affirming procedures.
Employees and their dependents who don’t have access to those procedures within 100 miles of their home can be reimbursed for eligible travel expenses, Starbucks said Monday in a blog post.
“Like many of you, I’m ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida’s property insurance crisis is about to hit home for tens of thousands of policyholders.
More than 68,000 policies of troubled Sunrise-based FedNat Insurance Company and its sister companies Maison and Monarch National will be canceled by the end of June, according to terms of a consent order filed Friday by ...Read more
DETROIT — Ford Motor Co., General Motors and Jeep maker Stellantis NV are reimplementing a mask mandate starting Monday at their facilities in Michigan counties that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have labeled as "high" risk for COVID-19 infection.
Ford's statement didn't specify how long the mandate will last. Stellantis says...Read more
China’s economy is paying the price for the nation’s COVID Zero policy, with industrial output and consumer spending sliding to the worst levels since the pandemic began and analysts warning of no quick recovery.
Industrial output unexpectedly fell 2.9% in April from a year ago, while retail sales contracted 11.1% in the period, weaker than...Read more
One month after a worker fell and suffered a shoulder injury on the job, just about all work has resumed in the dismantlement efforts at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
Officials at Southern California Edison, the operators of the now-shuttered power plant called SONGS, said Friday an enhanced training program has been implemented in...Read more
A Starbucks store in Grand Rapids, Michigan has become the first location in Michigan to unionize amid a broader unionization movement within the Seattle-based coffee chain.
Workers at a Starbucks store at 2480 Burton St. SE won a union election administered by the National Labor Relations Board with 15 votes in favor of unionizing and three ...Read more
The finance world, which is constantly on the lookout for rules and laws it can break in the interest of making more money, may have come up against the one law that can't be broken: the law of gravity.
Over the last few weeks and months, almost every financial asset has come hurtling back to Earth after high-altitude flights.
That includes ...Read more
Elon Musk may not be delivering on the Twitter acquisition he promised after all.
It’s not the first time he’s fallen short, backed out or abruptly changed course after making a big, showy promise of innovation. In fact, it’s not even the first time he’s done that in the last six weeks, during this specific set of negotiations with ...Read more
- 68,200 home insurance policies to be canceled as hurricane season begins
- Musk says Twitter deal at lower price is 'not out of the question'
- Series I bonds pay record 9.62% interest rate -- here's how to buy them
- Boeing's top Chinese customer removes 737 Max from fleet plans
- CD rates are poised for a comeback. Now, if only inflation would calm down