Category Archives: CNN – Business

Oil company ads should carry a climate health warning, say activists

A group of lawyers want oil companies banned from advertising on television and social media unless they include “tobacco-style health warnings” about the dangers fossil fuels pose to the future of the planet. In new research published Monday, environmental law non-profit ClientEarth accused some of the world’s biggest oil firms of misrepresenting the role their…MORE

A Black woman is hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards for the first time

A Black woman is hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards for the first time

Country music singer Mickey Guyton will make history Sunday when she hosts the Academy of Country Music Awards with Keith Urban. The 37-year-old singer from Arlington, Texas, will be the first Black woman to host the awards ceremony. And this isn’t Guyton’s first time making history in the country music world. In September 2020, she…MORE

America’s newsrooms are reckoning with their mass shooting coverage

America’s newsrooms are reckoning with their mass shooting coverage

At least 45 mass shootings have occurred in the United States over the past month, and America’s journalists are covering the stories as they unfold, both on the ground and from their computers. There is a mass shooting — when four or more people (excluding the gunman) are shot and wounded or killed — nearly…MORE

Remote workers can get paid $12,000 to move to West Virginia

Remote workers can get paid $12,000 to move to West Virginia

During the pandemic, cities such as Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Natchez, Mississippi, have offered remote workers cash to relocate there, while exotic destinations like Aruba have promoted their islands for stay-at-home jobs. Now, West Virginia wants to pay remote workers $12,000 to move to its country roads. On April 12, Gov. Jim Justice announced a program,…MORE

The realities of climate change are pushing big businesses to focus on sustainability

The realities of climate change are pushing big businesses to focus on sustainability

A consensus appears to be taking root in Corporate America: What’s good for the environment can also be good for business. As President Joe Biden prepares to bring 40 world leaders together for a two-day climate summit this week, big businesses have been amplifying their sustainability initiatives and making trillion-dollar pledges to fight climate change.…MORE

Bitcoin suffers flash crash following week of crypto hype

Bitcoin suffers flash crash following week of crypto hype

After a hype-filled week for cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin experienced a flash crash over the weekend, plunging nearly 14% in less than an hour, from about $59,000 to $51,000, on Saturday night before rebounding. Other popular cryptocurrencies including etherium and Dogecoin also fell dramatically, before recouping some of their losses. Bitcoin has skyrocketed in value this year…MORE

Wall Street just showed the Reddit crowd how to really make money

Wall Street just showed the Reddit crowd how to really make money

In the early weeks of 2021, amateur traders backing meme stocks like GameStop, AMC Entertainment and BlackBerry captured the world’s attention. As spectacular gains triggered huge losses for hedge funds that bet the shares would fall, a David versus Goliath narrative took hold. Finally, the little guy was triumphing against The Man, which had been…MORE

Peloton Tread+ owners told to stop using the treadmill in ‘urgent warning’

Peloton Tread+ owners told to stop using the treadmill in ‘urgent warning’

A US government agency issued an “urgent warning” for users of Peloton’s Tread+ following multiple dangerous incidents with the machine, including a child’s death. In a news release Saturday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said it has become aware of 39 accidents involving the treadmill, including “multiple reports of children becoming entrapped, pinned, and pulled…MORE