Videogames ‘Fortnite,’ ‘Minecraft’ Catapult Smiley Salamander to Global Fame

Pollution and other man-made ills weigh heavily on Mexico’s axolotl, a rare salamander popular among Aztecs back in the day. Its population in the wild has fallen by something like 99% in the past three decades, one expert said. Yet the creature’s popularity has never been higher, propelled by the same modern age chasing them … Read more

Why Sony Should Buy Final Fantasy Maker Square Enix

Text size Square Enix, the maker of the popular Final Fantasy games, is a perfect fit for Sony. Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images sony needs to bulk up to ward off its multi-trillion dollar gaming rival Microsoft. Another Japan-based gaming company may be exactly what the PlayStation owner needs. The videogame industry is the most … Read more

New study finds omicron no less severe than previous variants, not just more transmissible

A new study led by researchers from Harvard Medical School and others has found that the omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is just as severe as previous variants, and no more transmissible but no less severe, as reported. thought so before. The study was based on records of 130,000 COVID patients in … Read more

How a smart home can get you a discount on home insurance

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. A smart thermostat can turn up the heat in your home before you get out of bed. A smart speaker can play your favorite podcasts with voice command. A smart bulb can be turned on or off from across the room. But smart home devices aren’t just … Read more

How a smart home can get you a discount on home insurance

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. A smart thermostat can turn up the heat in your home before you get out of bed. A smart speaker can play your favorite podcasts with voice command. A smart bulb can be turned on or off from across the room. But smart home devices aren’t just … Read more

A secular bear market is here, says this fund manager. These are the key steps investors need to take now.

Tuesday’s rally looks wobbly as stock futures slide ahead of big Microsoft earnings MSFT and Alphabet GOOGL, after market close. These results could provide a new catalyst for market direction after Monday’s mega turnaround that some don’t trust. Also suspicious these days, the Chief Investment Officer of RTM Capital Advisors, Mark Ritchie IIwho sees a … Read more

Dividend Aristocrat stocks can help you stay ahead of inflation. These 15 win top prizes for increasing payouts.

Some investors are interested in stocks that pay high dividend yields for a source of income. Others think it’s best to focus on total returns over long periods of time. The Dividend Aristocrats are a group of stocks that appeal to both sides. Below is a list of the Dividend Aristocrats who have increased their … Read more

Why did the stock market fall? Dow ends nearly 1,000 points lower in worst day since October 2020

U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday to suffer their biggest one-day drop since 2020, as investors continued to weigh hawkish comments on interest rates a day earlier by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell , as well as another batch of corporate earnings that largely disappointed. How did the stocks trade? The Dow Jones Industrial Average … Read more

Why is the stock market falling? Dow drops nearly 900 points as investors assess Fed policy trajectory and earnings

U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday as investors continued to weigh hawkish comments on interest rates from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell a day earlier, along with a fresh round of earnings from companies that have largely disappointed. How are stocks traded? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA was down 879 points, or 2.5%, at … Read more

Why is the stock market falling? Dow drops more than 500 points as investors assess Fed policy trajectory and earnings

U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday as investors continued to weigh hawkish comments on interest rates from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell a day earlier, along with a fresh round of earnings from companies that have largely disappointed. How are stocks traded? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA was down 521 points, or 1.5%, at … Read more