Day: March 5, 2021

Business

New York lawmakers strip Cuomo of emergency powers from Covid

New York state lawmakers on Friday approved a bill that would significantly strip ailing Governor Andrew Cuomo of the temporary emergency powers he was granted last year to deal with the Covid pandemic -19. The State Assembly passed the bill by a margin of 107 to 43, hours after the Senate approved the legislation in […]

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Perseverance rover makes first trip to Mars and returns image

Perseverance sent images of its wheel tracks back to the Martian red surface on Friday. This is the first of many checks and milestones for the rover after its successful landing on February 18. Once the mission really begins to explore Mars, it will set off on drives of around 656 feet or more. “When […]

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California authorizes reopening of Major League Baseball and Disneyland

A general view of the empty stadium during the Oakland Athletics game against the Los Angeles Angels on opening day at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on July 24, 2020 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw | Getty Images California officials will allow people to attend Major League Baseball games and other outdoor sporting events, go to Disneyland, […]

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Latina counselor focus teases on video call

CNN’s Brianna Keilar speaks with Montgomery County, Md., Councilor Nancy Navarro whose accent was mocked during a video call.

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What is weighing on the stock?

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils a new all-wheel drive version of the Model S car in Hawthorne, Calif., October 9, 2014. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Tesla shares fell 8% on Friday morning. They have since recovered to end less than 4% as markets rebounded dramatically late Friday, but the stock still lost over 15% […]

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Latest on Stimulus Checks and the US Relief Bill

US Senator Joe Manchin adjusts his tie during a meeting Thursday. Caroline Brehman / CQ-Roll Appeal / Getty Images Democrats fear that Senator Joe Manchin, considered one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate and a decisive vote, could break ranks and scuttle their new jobless benefits deal – and side with the Republicans […]

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Robinhood chooses Nasdaq for IPO, sources say

Avishek Das | LightRocket | Getty Images Robinhood has chosen the Nasdaq as an exchange for its possible initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. The company has not yet officially filed for registration. The stock trading app lowered the barrier to entry for millions of retail investors, paving the way for […]

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Health

COVID-19 testing still essential, experts say

March 5, 2021 – A recent decrease in the number of Americans seeking to test for COVID-19 has experts on alert. Accurate and timely testing remains essential to treat and isolate people infected with COVID-19, they stress. Widespread testing also helps track the spread of the virus and any variants of concern as they arise. […]

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Twitter is testing ‘cancel’ option after sending tweets

The company confirmed to CNN Business on Friday that it was testing a cancellation option that would allow users to retract or correct a tweet before its official publication on the platform. The feature was discovered by Jane Manchun Wong, an app developer who has a solid background in discovering new social media tools before […]

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John McAfee indicted for cryptocurrency fraud

John McAfee Paula Bustamante | AFP | Getty Images Federal prosecutors on Friday accused anti-virus software company founder John McAfee and his partner of orchestrating fraudulent schemes to raise millions of dollars from cryptocurrency investors. McAfee, 75, and his “cryptocurrency team” advisor Jimmy Watson, 40, are said to have engaged in an “age-old pump and […]

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