Boeing says goodbye to ‘Queen of the Skies’ with last 747 delivery

Boeing says goodbye to ‘Queen of the Skies’ with last 747 delivery

CNN — More than half a century after the original jumbo jet ushered in a glamorous new jet age and brought affordable air travel to millions of passengers, the very last Boeing 747 was due to be delivered on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the final chapter for the beloved aircraft. In a ceremony broadcast … Read more

GM shares soar after record profit and new stake in lithium company

GM shares soar after record profit and new stake in lithium company

New York CNN — General Motors reported much stronger-than-expected earnings in the fourth quarter, pushing its full-year results to record levels for the second year in a row. The largest U.S. automaker also said on Tuesday it is buying a $650 million equity stake in Lithium Americas, giving it access to the raw material needed … Read more

IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

London CNN — The global economy will weaken this year as rising interest rates and the Russian war in Ukraine continue to weigh on activity. But economists are more optimistic than they were a few months ago. The International Monetary Fund said Monday it now expects global growth to slow from 3.4% in 2022 to … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna have become one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost every weapon seems to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: the reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian … Read more

Mustang Mach-E: Ford lowers the price of its Tesla competitor

Mustang Mach-E: Ford lowers the price of its Tesla competitor

CNN — ford increases production of its popular Mustang Mach-E electric SUV and lowers the sticker price weeks after Tesla lowered the prices of its vehicles. The move represents a substantial rollback of the price increases Ford announced last summer for the 2023 models, but buyers may still pay a little more than they did … Read more

Ryan Reynolds watches Wrexham play thrilling FA Cup match

Ryan Reynolds watches Wrexham play thrilling FA Cup match

CNN — As the saying goes, it’s hope that kills you as a football fan – just ask Ryan Reynolds. The Hollywood actor experienced the full spectrum of emotions on Sunday as he watched Wrexham – the club Reynolds co-owns with Rob McElhenney – draw 3-3 against Sheffield United in a thrilling FA Cup match. … Read more

Adani Group beats Hindenburg ‘attack on India’ as share price hits $70 billion

Adani Group beats Hindenburg ‘attack on India’ as share price hits  billion

New Delhi CNN — The Adani Group has accused a US investment firm of launching “a calculated attack” on India by publishing a report alleging widespread fraud at the Ports-to-Power conglomerate. Hindenburg Research last week released its report on billionaire Gautam Adani’s affairs, accusing the group of “brutal stock manipulation and accounting fraud over decades.” … Read more

Surgeon General says 13 is ‘too early’ to join social media

Surgeon General says 13 is ‘too early’ to join social media

CNN — US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says he believes 13 is too young for kids to be on social media platforms because even though sites allow kids that age to join, kids are still “assessing their identities develop”. Meta, Twitter, and a host of other social media giants currently allow 13-year-olds to join their … Read more

Trader Joe’s asked customers to rank their top nine products. There they are

Trader Joe’s asked customers to rank their top nine products.  There they are

New York CNN — Trader Joe’s asked its customers a simple question: If you were to spend the rest of your life on a deserted island, what nine Trader Joe’s products would you take with you? More than 18,000 shoppers responded to the 14th annual survey that ranked the supermarket’s most popular items in nine … Read more

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people undergoing bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to people of a similar weight, people who underwent one of the four types of weight-loss surgery … Read more