Shell reports profits of nearly $40 billion and announces $4 billion in buybacks

Shell reports profits of nearly  billion and announces  billion in buybacks

Hong Kong/London CNN — Shell made a record profits of nearly $40 billion by 2022, more than double what it brought in last year after oil and gas prices soared following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Europe’s largest oil company by revenue reported an adjusted full-year profit of $39.9 billion on Thursday – more than … Read more

Biden Proposes Junk Fee Bill To Cut Hidden Fees For Credit Cards And Concert Tickets

Biden Proposes Junk Fee Bill To Cut Hidden Fees For Credit Cards And Concert Tickets

CNN — President Joe Biden announced new advancements on his administration’s “competitive agenda” on Wednesday, specifically targeting unwanted fees while calling on Congress to pass legislation targeting hidden fees across multiple industries. These costs could “pull hundreds of dollars a year out of the pockets of hard-working American families, especially people who are already struggling … Read more

Job openings unexpectedly jump to 11 million in December

Job openings unexpectedly jump to 11 million in December

Minneapolis CNN — Despite the looming recession and the cacophony of mass layoff announcements, American companies still need workers — 11.01 million of them. The number of available jobs rose unexpectedly in December, following a revised 10.44 million job openings in November and exceeding economists’ expectations of 10.25 million, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics … Read more

Russia is preparing for ‘maximum escalation’ in the war, Ukraine says

Russia is preparing for ‘maximum escalation’ in the war, Ukraine says

CNN — Russia is gearing up for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, possibly as early as the next few weeks, a top Ukrainian national security official said. “These will be defining months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview broadcast … Read more

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing 87 more stores. See the list

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing 87 more stores.  See the list

New York CNN — Bed Bath and Beyond is closing another 87 stores as the struggling retailer goes out of business. The store closures come on top of the 150 closures Bed Bath and Beyond announced last August. The new list includes 5 buybuy Baby locations and all 49 remaining Harmon Face Value stores, which … Read more

ChatGPT maker rolls out ‘imperfect’ AI detection tool to help educators spot potential cheating

ChatGPT maker rolls out ‘imperfect’ AI detection tool to help educators spot potential cheating

CNN — Two months after OpenAI unnerved some educators with the public release of ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that can help students and professionals generate shockingly compelling essays, the company is unveiling a new tool to help educators adapt. OpenAI announced this on Tuesday a new feature called an “AI Text Classification” that allows users … Read more

Hong Kong is criminalizing CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

Hong Kong is criminalizing CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

Hong-Kong CNN — Two years ago, cannabidiol was booming in Hong Kong. The compound, known as CBD, popped up in cafes, restaurants and shops, with companies eager to enter an exciting new market that was already well established in countries around the world. That came to an end on Wednesday, when CBD was criminalized in … Read more

EzriCare Eye Drops: CDC Advises Against Use As It Investigates Dozens Of Infections And One Death In 11 States

EzriCare Eye Drops: CDC Advises Against Use As It Investigates Dozens Of Infections And One Death In 11 States

CNN — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging healthcare providers and consumers to stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears as it conducts a study of at least 50 infections in 11 states that have resulted in cases of permanent loss of the eyesight, hospitalization and one death. Most people with these infections … Read more

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious, expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN — Eating more ultra-processed foods increases the risk of developing and dying from cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, according to a new study of more than 197,000 … Read more

France on strike: Workers bring Paris to a halt in second mass protest over retirement age reforms

France on strike: Workers bring Paris to a halt in second mass protest over retirement age reforms

Paris/London CNN — French schools and transport networks were badly disrupted for the second time this month on Tuesday, as unions staged another massive strike against the government’s plans to raise the retirement age for most workers. Trade unions and opposition parties called for protests in major cities, hoping for a repeat of the first … Read more