Hate speech surges on Twitter after Musk takeover, new research shows

Washington CNN Business —New Twitter owner Elon Musk declared last month that “hate speech impressions” had dramatically fallen on the platform since he took over. It was a remarkable claim, given that Musk has executed mass layoffs and chased away hundreds...

Israeli journalists experience chilly reception at Qatar World Cup

Most Arab fans he tries to interview, Vardi says, will just turn away when they discover he is Israeli even if they had been having a friendly conversation beforehand. “You are not welcome here, go away, there is only Palestine, there is no such thing as Is...

How an arcane 96-year-old law stopped the rail strike

The Railway Labor Act was passed in 1926 as one of the very first labor laws in the nation. At that point most of the railroads already had been unionized, some all the way back to the mid-19th century. The structure was therefore set up to regulate labor n...

China's cities are running out of cash to pay huge Covid lockdown bills

Hong Kong CNN Business —Protests this week across China show just how unpopular Beijing’s zero-Covid policy has become. But nearly three years on, the bills are mounting, placing an extraordinary financial strain on municipal authorities across the world’s...

Chinese police are using cellphone data to track down protesters

CNN —Chinese authorities are using cellphone data to track down protesters who demonstrated against the government’s stringent Covid restrictions in Beijing, according to a recording of a phone call between a protester and police heard by CNN. Hundreds of d...

Analysis: Why the Fed may finally loosen its grip

New York CNN Business —I don’t know about y’all, but I could use some hopeful news today. So here’s what I’ve got: Inflation appears to be — really, this time — easing. The PCE reading for October showed prices up 6% from a year ago. (The other metric, the...

New footage reveals how 5 lions escaped their Sydney zoo enclosure

(CNN) — The Great Escape always brings prisoner-of-war Steve McQueen to mind, but perhaps the real masters of breaking out are five lions who absconded from their enclosure at a Sydney zoo last month. Taronga Zoo said on Thursday that new CCTV footage revea...

The Fed's favorite inflation measure cooled in October

CNN Business —A key measure of consumer prices slowed somewhat in October, another hopeful sign that inflation pressures could be moderating. The Personal Consumption Expenditures price index, or PCE, rose 6% in October compared to a year earlier, the Comme...

To make money, avoid these common mistakes

Based on decades of leading behavioral research, Crosby said investors easily fall prey to four inherent biases. But when you’re mindful of them you can take steps to either mute their effect, or harness them to your financial advantage. It protects us in m...

Railroad workers aren't the only Americans without paid sick days

The US does not have a national standard on paid sick leave, a rarity among industrialized nations. Public sector workers, management and professional employees and higher-earning staffers are more likely to have access to paid sick days. Roughly one-third...

US gas is cheaper than before Russia invaded Ukraine

New York CNN —Prices at the pump continue to plunge, dropping the US average for gasoline below where it was when Russia invaded Ukraine. A gallon of regular gas now fetches $3.47 nationally, according to AAA. That is below the $3.54 average on February 24,...