Tech Stocks Roundup: Have the Mega-Cap Tech Titans Become too Powerful?

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By Alicia Stein Check out the latest news and performance numbers from the top technology and MMANG stocks like Amazon, Apple, Meta, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, and more. Meta Platforms (FB) – Get Meta Platforms Inc. Class A Report, Microsoft (MSFT) – Get Microsoft Corporation Report, Apple (AAPL) – Get Apple Inc. Report, Amazon (AMZN) – Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report, Netflix (NFLX) – Get Netflix, Inc. Report, and Google (GOOGL) – Get Alphabet Inc. Class A Report, also known collectively as MMAANG, impact almost every person on the planet — but regulators could change the narrative. These compa… Read More “Tech Stocks Roundup: Have the Mega-Cap Tech Titans Become too Powerful?”

Ice Poseidon admits to scamming $500k from fans in pump and dump crypto scheme

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Yet another influencer is under fire this week, after Coffeezilla broke a story exposing livestreamer Ice Poseidon for allegedly stealing over $500k from fans through his now abandoned crypto project CXCOIN, a crypto fork that he set up in around 2 weeks. Not only did Coffeezilla reveal the scheme in his recent video, he also confronted Ice in a call, who openly admitted he has no intention of giving the money back to his fans, saying he will “look out for himself.” The crypto scam follows numerous other influencer scams, including the SaveTheKids crypto scandal, which saw multiple members of … Read More “Ice Poseidon admits to scamming $500k from fans in pump and dump crypto scheme”

Whatever Happened to Atomic Kitten?

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For one U.K. pop girl group, the tide was once very high, but then it rolled back out — whatever happened to Atomic Kitten? Thanks largely to the rallying call of the Spice Girls, the bubblegum pop revolution hit its peak in the late ’90s. Led by Ginger, Sporty, Scary, Posh and Baby’s demand for Girl Power, an influx of female pop stars launched their careers, including the likes of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera — though that barely scrapes the surface. Meanwhile, in the U.K., a slew of fellow girl groups followed in the Spice Girls’ glamorous, platform-wearing footsteps, including Ato… Read More “Whatever Happened to Atomic Kitten?”

The 20 Best Films We Saw at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

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By Eliott Grover My brain is oatmeal and my bloodshot eyes are about to slide out of their sockets. And yet, I’ve rarely felt so invigorated. While attending the Sundance Film Festival from the comfort of my home, I watched 25 new movies over eight wild days. It was a cinephile’s Hanukkah. The ass-shaped divot on my couch might become a permanent topographical feature of the living room, but I’m not complaining. This year was supposed to mark the return of the independent film World’s crowning event to Park City, Utah. Organizers had planned for a hybrid festival, with virtual and in-person sc… Read More “The 20 Best Films We Saw at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival”

Why The Starbucks Has Been Seeing Strong Traffic For A While Now

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By Veronika Bondarenko Foot traffic in November was up 13.2% from pre-pandemic 2019. With its latest earnings coming out on Tuesday, Starbucks (SBUX) – Get Starbucks Corporation Report is one company that many investors are tracking closely: while shares fell 18.32% in the last six months, the number of visitors is strong and likely to get even better. According to the latest Placer study, in-person visits to Starbucks stores were, in January and February 2021, down a respective 16.1% and 18.4% from pre-pandemic 2019. All that changed quickly and, by March, visits were up 2.1%. By November, St… Read More “Why The Starbucks Has Been Seeing Strong Traffic For A While Now”

Quest Diagnostics And Walmart Team Up To See Home Tests

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By Michael Tedder Customers can order tests for COVID-19, heart health and many other issues, and get their results online. Quest Diagnostics (DGX) – Get Quest Diagnostics Incorporated Report will sell 50 home laboratory tests through Walmart’s (WMT) – Get Walmart Inc. Report connection and also through a joint connection, building on a long history between the two companies. The home-collection kits will be available 24/7 and come with detailed instructions for collecting biological samples. Some tests will require a prescription, and each request for a test will be reviewed and, if approved, order… Read More “Quest Diagnostics And Walmart Team Up To See Home Tests”

COVID surge sidelined 125 NJ Transit trains last month

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The recent surge in COVID-19 cases took a double toll on NJ Transit service and ridership last month when the agency was forced to cancel 125 trains as more front-line employees tested positive and ridership plummeted an average of 20% on buses and trains. Crew availability was the leading cause for canceled trains last month, a trend that emerged during the third week of December, Jim Sincaglia, acting NJ Transit general manager of rail operations, said at Monday’s board operations and customer service committee meeting. That news came as state officials reported another 22 confirmed COVID-19… Read More “COVID surge sidelined 125 NJ Transit trains last month”

Rising geopolitical tension and demand send oil price outlook soaring – Reuters poll

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By Kavya Guduru (Reuters) – Oil prices will build on a strong start to the year with geopolitical risks to supply complementing a strong demand rebound as fears over the impact of the Omicron coronavirus variant fade, a Reuters poll showed on Monday. A survey of 43 economists and analysts forecast Brent crude would average $79.16 a barrel this year, the highest projection for 2022 thus far and a notable increase from December’s $73.57 consensus. U.S. crude was forecast to average $76.23 in 2022, versus the $71.38 forecast last month. “Given how tight markets are, oil certainly can rally above … Read More “Rising geopolitical tension and demand send oil price outlook soaring – Reuters poll”

Budget 2022: Increase spending on preventive healthcare to boost economy

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The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be an eye-opener in terms of the vulnerability of those having chronic diseases. Those who had diseases like diabetes, chronic kidney disease and cardiac disease were at higher risk for developing complications from COVID-19 and had a higher mortality rate as well. This highlighted the immense need for preventing such diseases in the first place. Even diagnosing them at an earlier stage makes a significant difference with regard to the amount spent on treatment and the financial burden on the family and the nation. This is where preventive healthcare comes in. W… Read More “Budget 2022: Increase spending on preventive healthcare to boost economy”

Spotify shares rebound after Joe Rogan apology, Citigroup upgrade

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By Helen Coster and Supantha Mukherjee (Reuters) – U.S. podcaster Joe Rogan apologized and pledged more balance on his show amid a backlash against COVID-19 misinformation on the streaming service that wiped more than $2 billion off its market value last week. On Monday, investors appeared to shrug off the controversy that hurt shares last week, as Spotify’s stock price jumped 10%after brokerage Citigroup raised the stock rating to “buy” from “neutral” saying the Swedish company would be able to improve its advertising business. Spotify said it would add a content advisory to any episode with … Read More “Spotify shares rebound after Joe Rogan apology, Citigroup upgrade”