Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Category: News

Peloton is hiking prices because of inflation

Beginning January 31, customers will be required to pay $250 for delivery and setup for Peloton’s $1,495 bike — a service that the company previously included in the price. Customers buying Peloton’s Tread treadmills...

Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO, cares about money, not ‘woke’ politics

Fink’s insistence that companies need to disclose more about their climate plans and seriously consider their role in society has helped change what’s expected of Corporate America. His views have also drawn criticism. Some...

Brazil’s parents want their kids vaccinated against Covid. Bolsonaro has tried to stop it

Manuela had a fever that reached 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), spots all over her skin and a lump growing out of her neck. Her kidneys didn’t function for nearly two days. “Her heart almost...

France Covid-19: Education minister criticized for announcing restrictions from Ibiza

“I regret the symbolism” of Ibiza, Jean-Michel Blanquer told lawmakers on Tuesday. However he did caveat his regret. “In winter it’s not at all like in summer,” he told French TV channel TF1 Tuesday,...

What is the ‘pork pie plot’ and what does it mean for Boris Johnson?

Two polls in the last week suggest as many as two-thirds of voters want Johnson to resign. It’s too soon to tell. One factor that may work in his favor is that the process...

Goldman Sachs earned nearly $4 billion, but that wasn’t good enough

The investment banking powerhouse said Tuesday that it earned $3.9 billion in the fourth quarter, or $10.81 a share. But analysts had been forecasting a profit of $4.1 billion, or $11.70 a share. Shares...

Hong Kong plans to cull 2,000 hamsters over Covid fears. Pet owners are outraged

The announcement by the Hong Kong government on Tuesday was met with outrage by pet owners and animals rights advocates, with several online petitions urging authorities to reconsider. It comes after an emerging cluster...

UK inflation surges to highest level in 30 years

Inflation increased to 5.4% in December, the Office for National Statistics said on Wednesday, the highest rate since 1992. The biggest price rises were for transportation, food and beverages, furniture, housing and household goods....

Stephen A. Smith after Covid: If I wasn’t vaccinated, ‘I wouldn’t be here’

“For me personally, it hit me differently,” Smith said. Smith explained that he tested positive for the virus late last month and wound up in the hospital over the New Year. “ told me,...

Is Electronic Arts the next to get bought in the gaming deal frenzy?

Gamers (and investors) are now betting on which company might be the next to get scooped up. Wall Street seems to thinks that Electronic Arts, which makes the super popular Madden NFL franchise of...