Analysis: Fox News is about to enter the true No Spin Zone | CNN Business

CNN  —  This is it. The media defamation trial of the century is on the precipice of kicking off in Wilmington, Delaware, in just days. Jury selection in Dominion Voting Systems’ monster $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit took place all of Thursday, with 300 potential jurors being summoned to court. Good progress was made and the presiding judge noted that there were “more than enough jurors” to start the trial as scheduled on Monday.…

Silicon Valley Bank collapse renews calls to address disparities impacting entrepreneurs of color | CNN Business

CNN  —  When customers at Silicon Valley Bank rushed to withdraw billions of dollars last month, venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton stepped in to help some of the founders of color who panicked about losing access to payroll funds. As a Black woman with nearly 10 years of business experience, Hamilton knew the options for those startup founders were limited. SVB had a reputation for servicing people from underrepresented communities…

Had COVID? Part of the Virus May Stick Around in Your Brain

April 13, 2023 – If you or someone you know is experiencing “brain fog” after COVID-19, scientists now have a possible explanation -- and it might not bring  much comfort. Researchers in Germany found that part of the virus, the spike protein, remains in the brain long after the virus clears out.These investigators discovered the spike protein from the virus in brain tissue of animals and people after death. The finding suggests these virus fragments build up, stick around, and trigger inflammation that causes long COVID…

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Apple, Tesla, Netflix, Bed Bath & Beyond & more

Signage outside a Bed Bath & Beyond retail store in New York, Aug. 25, 2022.Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesCheck out the companies making headlines in midday trading.Apple — The tech giant climbed more than 2% Thursday. A report a day earlier said the company is doing away with plans to more heavily include haptic touch technology from supplier Cirrus. Reports had been circling ahead of the launch of the iPhone 15 later this year that the model would include a physical side button that used Cirrus' solid state…

Millions of Americans Risk Losing Free Preventive Care After Texas ACA Ruling

By Paul Shafer and Kristefer StojanovskiLitigating preventive careSection 2713 of the ACA requires insurers to offer full coverage of preventive services endorsed by one of three federal groups: the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices or the Health Resources and Services Administration. If one of those groups recommends a preventive care service as essential to good health outcomes, then you shouldn’t have to pay anything out of pocket. For example, the CARES Act, which…

ECB policymakers converging on 25-bps rate hike in May – Reuters News Agency

Business & FinanceEconomy13 April 2023, 4:00 pm 1 minute Reuters exclusively reported that European Central Bank policymakers are converging on a 25 basis point interest rate hike in May, even if other options remain on the table and the debate is not yet settled.  Market ImpactThe ECB has raised rates by at least 50 basis points each at six successive meetings — the fastest pace on record — to fight stubbornly high inflation; however, there is now a case for…

Shah Rukh Khan And SS Rajamouli On Time’s 100 Most Influential List

<!-- -->Shah Rukh Khan shared this picture. (courtesy: iamsrk)New York: Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan, film director S.S. Rajamouli, author Salman Rushdie and television host and judge Padma Lakshmi are among the world's 100 most influential people of 2023, Time magazine said on Thursday.The list also includes US President Joe Biden, King Charles, Syrian-born swimmers and activists Sara Mardini and Yusra Mardini, star icon Bella Hadid, billionaire CEO Elon Musk and iconic singer and artist Beyonce.Shah Rukh Khan's…

Biden basks in Ireland’s welcome as he highlights personal and political ties | CNN Politics

Dublin, Ireland CNN  —  President Joe Biden is spending most of his trip to Ireland this week exploring his family’s roots, from the shoemaker who sailed from Newry in 1849 in search of a better life in America to the brick-seller in Ballina who sold 28,000 bricks to pay for his own family’s passage to the US. Yet as his official meetings Thursday demonstrate, the Ireland he is visiting this week is a distant cry from the place his ancestors left…

UK economy flat in February as strikes and inflation bite — and the IMF delivers reality check

LONDON — The U.K. economy flatlined in February as widespread industrial action and persistently high inflation stymied activity.Data on Thursday showed a steady GDP in February, missing consensus expectations of 0.1% growth. Both the services and production sectors contracted, partly offset by a record 2.4% expansion in construction. This followed an upwardly revised 0.4% expansion in GDP in January, which means output grew by 0.1% in the three months to the end of February.Large-scale strike action has been carried out…