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

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

Cindy Williams, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, passed away at age 75

Cindy Williams, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, passed away at age 75

CNN — Cindy Williams, the dynamic actress best known for playing the bubbly Shirley Feeney on the beloved sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has passed away, according to a statement from her family provided to CNN by a representative. She turned 75. Williams died after a short illness, according to the statement from her children Zak … 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

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at ‘transition point’

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at ‘transition point’

CNN — Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but acknowledged that the pandemic is at a “transition point”. WHO’s Emergency Committee on International Health Regulations discussed the pandemic at its 14th meeting on Covid-19 on Friday, and Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus agreed that the Declaration of the Public … 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

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

Iran drone strike: Military plant hit, Tehran says

Iran drone strike: Military plant hit, Tehran says

CNN — Drones attacked a military factory in Iran’s central city of Isfahan, Tehran said on Sunday. “An explosion has occurred in one of the military centers linked to the defense ministry,” Isfahan Governorate’s deputy chief of security, Mohammad Reza Jan-Nesari, told the semi-official Fars News Agency. Jan-Nesari said the explosion caused some damage, “but … 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