Some auto insurers refuse to cover some Hyundai and Kia models

Some auto insurers refuse to cover some Hyundai and Kia models

CNN — Progressive and State Farm, two of America’s largest auto insurers, are refusing to underwrite policies in certain cities for some older Hyundai and Kia models that the companies say are too easy to steal. Several reports say the companies have stopped offering insurance for these vehicles in cities like Denver, Colorado and St. … Read more

Gautam Adani’s company loses $50 billion in market value after short seller report

Gautam Adani’s company loses  billion in market value after short seller report

New Delhi CNN — The value of Gautam Adani’s business empire has collapsed by more than $50 billion this week since Hindenburg Research, a US company that makes money from short selling, published a damning report accusing it of fraud. India’s Adani Group has labeled Hindenburg’s allegations as “baseless” and “malicious” and is considering legal … Read more

Mortgage rates are falling ahead of next week’s Fed meeting

Mortgage rates are falling ahead of next week’s Fed meeting

Washington, DC CNN — Mortgage rates fell slightly this week and remained nearly flat ahead of the closely watched Federal Reserve meeting to set interest rates next week. Fixed-rate 30-year mortgages averaged 6.13% in the week ending Jan. 26, up from 6.15% the week before, according to Freddie Mac data released Thursday. A year ago, … Read more

From China to Japan, deadly cold grips East Asia. Experts say it’s the “new normal.”

From China to Japan, deadly cold grips East Asia.  Experts say it’s the “new normal.”

Hong-Kong CNN — A deadly cold snap gripping East Asia has claimed the lives of at least four people in Japan after freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall during the Lunar New Year holiday caused travel chaos, with climate experts warning that such extremes weather conditions had become the “new normal”. Japanese officials said all four … Read more

Iceberg about the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

Iceberg about the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

CNN — An iceberg the size of Greater London broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Sunday, according to the British Antarctic Survey. Scientists first discovered significant cracks in the ice shelf a decade ago, but there have been two major breaks in the past two years. The BAS Halley Research Station is … Read more

McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions blocking pay raises for their employees

McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions blocking pay raises for their employees

New York CNN — California voters will decide next year on a referendum that could overturn a groundbreaking new state law that sets working conditions and minimum wages of up to $22 an hour for fast food workers in the nation’s largest state. Chipotle, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger and KFC owner Yum! Brands donated … Read more

DRC denies fighter jet violated Rwandan airspace; accuses Rwanda of “act of war”

DRC denies fighter jet violated Rwandan airspace;  accuses Rwanda of “act of war”

CNN — The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday denounced Rwanda’s allegation that a Congolese fighter jet had violated Rwandan airspace, claiming the plane was attacked by Rwandan troops in a “deliberate act of aggression amounting to an act of war” . The Rwandan government’s communications office has a pronunciation on Twitter Tuesday stating: … Read more

How M&M’S is making the most of the spokes controversy

How M&M’S is making the most of the spokes controversy

New York CNN — Over the past year, M&Ms have been the subject of Fox News tirades and criticism from a small segment of fans – first for changing the green M&Ms shoes and more recently with female M&M characters on the packaging for International Women’s Day. So this week it announced a change: after … Read more

DOJ is suing Google for its dominance in the online advertising market

DOJ is suing Google for its dominance in the online advertising market

CNN — The Justice Department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of harming competition with its dominance of the online advertising market and calling for its split. The move marks the Biden administration’s first blockbuster antitrust case against a Big Tech company. The eight states joining the lawsuit are California, Colorado, … Read more

The Doomsday Clock shows how close we are to total destruction

The Doomsday Clock shows how close we are to total destruction

Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our limited series of newsletters will help you minimize your personal role in the climate crisis and reduce your eco-anxiety. CNN — The Doomsday Clock has been ticking for exactly 75 years. But it is no ordinary clock. It tries to gauge how close humanity is to … Read more