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

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

With a finch and a fish, this scientist has changed our understanding of the tree of life

With a finch and a fish, this scientist has changed our understanding of the tree of life

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — In the Galapagos Islands, a ground finch that usually chewed on small, soft seeds was forced to eat harder, larger seeds during a drought. Within a few generations, the bird developed a larger … Read more

Babies’ screen time may affect academic success, study says

Babies’ screen time may affect academic success, study says

CNN — Leaving babies to watch tablets and TV may harm their academic performance and emotional well-being later in life, according to a new study. According to the study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Executive functioning skills are mental processes that “allow us to plan, focus our attention, remember instructions, and successfully juggle … 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

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth most common cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published Monday. Children are dying from Covid-19 significantly less than any other age group — less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those under the … Read more

Marie Kondo says she’s given up cleaning up

Marie Kondo says she’s given up cleaning up

CNN — Queen of clean Marie Kondo admits that tidying up is no longer at the top of her to-do list. The Japanese organization expert posted a post about motherhood on her website shortly after the birth of her third child in 2021, saying she had “taken it easy” when it came to tidying up. … Read more