Jobs report to give clues about the direction the economy is taking

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. New York CNN — The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again on Wednesday. But will it be another half-point hike or just a quarter-point hike? And the rest of the year? The … Read more

Analysis: Why are celebrity biopics so often controversial?

CNN — With the announcement of the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards this week, we are firmly entering awards season. Buckle up! The the scent of a new debate is in the air, over who should win and who shouldn’t, which nomination was the biggest surprise and, of course, which omission was the biggest … Read more

ChatGPT Passes Law and Business School Exams

CNN — ChatGPT is smart enough to pass prestigious university-level exams, but not with particularly high marks. According to school teachers, the powerful new AI chatbot tool recently passed law exams in four courses at the University of Minnesota and another exam at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. To test … Read more

ChatGPT Passes Law and Business School Exams

CNN — ChatGPT is smart enough to pass prestigious university-level exams, but not with particularly high marks. According to school teachers, the powerful new AI chatbot tool recently passed law exams in four courses at the University of Minnesota and another exam at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. To test … Read more

Blizzard China: Millions of Players Lose Access to ‘World of Warcraft’ and Other Games While It’s Dark

hong kong CNN — Millions of gamers in China have lost access to the iconic “World of Warcraft” franchise and other popular video games as Blizzard Entertainment’s servers in the country went offline after two decades. The company’s services in China were suspended at midnight local time on Tuesday, marking the end of an era … Read more

Gen Z loves the flip phone

New York CNN — First, it was disposable cameras. Then it was low rise jeans. Now, Gen-Z’s latest “vintage” obsession is the flip phone – that mid-1990s-era phone that suddenly became so popular with millennials. Today, these smaller, lighter devices — some available for as little as $20 at major retailers like Walmart and Amazon … Read more

Mud, mold and destruction: California businesses face catastrophic damage

New York CNN — At the end of a long Californian wooden pier jutting out over the Pacific Ocean is the Wharf House. It is now almost entirely inaccessible. The Wharf House Restaurant, an iconic establishment for residents of the Santa Cruz County resort town of Capitola, sits alone, boarded up, damaged, with an uncertain … Read more

Mud, mold and destruction: California businesses face catastrophic damage

New York CNN — At the end of a long Californian wooden pier jutting out over the Pacific Ocean is the Wharf House. It is now almost entirely inaccessible. The Wharf House Restaurant, an iconic establishment for residents of the Santa Cruz County resort town of Capitola, sits alone, boarded up, damaged, with an uncertain … Read more

Has inflation finally peaked? | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. New York CNN — It may be a new year. But for investors, consumers and the Federal Reserve, inflation remains a top economic concern, just as it was in 2022. With that in … Read more

With its ad business in crisis, Twitter eases ban on political ads

CNN — More than three years ago, Twitter banned political and themed ads amid broader concerns that politicians could pay to target social media users with false or misleading information. Now, under new owner Elon Musk, the company is easing that ban, which could give Twitter a much-needed sales boost at a time when Musk … Read more