commercial and industrial sectors

BuzzFeed says it will use AI to help create content, stock jumps 150%

New York CNN — BuzzFeed said Thursday it will work with ChatGPT creator OpenAI to use artificial intelligence to help create content for its audience, marking a milestone in how media companies implement the new technology. in their activities. Jonah Peretti, the company’s co-founder and chief executive, told employees in a memo that they can …

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Mortgage rates drop ahead of Fed meeting next week

washington d.c. CNN — Mortgage rates fell slightly this week, remaining nearly flat ahead of the Federal Reserve’s closely watched interest rate setting meeting next week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.13% in the week ending Jan. 26, down from 6.15% the previous week, according to Freddie Mac data released Thursday. A year ago, the …

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McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions to block employee raises

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

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DOJ sues 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 in the online advertising market and calling for its dissolution. The decision marks the Biden administration’s first successful antitrust case against a Big Tech company. The eight states joining the lawsuit are California, Colorado, …

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Recently Identified Inflammatory Disease VEXAS Syndrome May Be More Common Than Predicted, Study Finds

CNN — David Adams spent half a decade battling an illness he couldn’t name. He came and went to the hospital several times a year. His inflamed joints felt like he had been squeezed into gloves – and he could no longer play his beloved classical and jazz guitars. He had constant fevers and fatigue. …

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Amazon launches $5 per month unlimited prescription plan

New York CNN — Amazon is expanding its push into healthcare with a monthly $5 unlimited delivery pass on 60 common generic prescription medications to treat allergies, inflammation, high blood pressure and other conditions. Amazon announced the new delivery service, RXPass, on Tuesday and it will launch immediately in most states except California, Texas, Minnesota …

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There has been an increase in attempts to smuggle eggs across the border, according to San Diego Customs

CNN — The high prices are leading to increased attempts to import eggs from Mexico into the United States, according to border officials. San Diego Customs and Border Protection officers have seen an increase in attempts to move eggs across the US-Mexico border, according to a tweet from Director of Field Operations Jennifer De La …

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Abandoned Shopping Carts Cost Taxpayers Thousands of Dollars

New York CNN — Santa Fe, New Mexico, paid a local contractor $47,000 to bring about 3,000 shopping carts to town in 2021 and 2022. Fayetteville, North Carolina spent $78,468 collecting carts from May 2020 through October 2022. Shopping carts continue to drive away from their stores, emptying taxpayers’ coffers, causing havoc and frustrating local …

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37 million T-Mobile customers have been hacked

New York CNN — T-Mobile said a “bad actor” accessed the personal data of 37 million current customers during a data breach in November. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, the company said the hacker stole customer data including names, billing addresses, emails, phone numbers, dates of birth, T-Mobile account numbers and information describing the …

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Netflix founder Reed Hastings steps down as co-CEO

New York CNN — Netflix announced on Thursday that its founder Reed Hastings is stepping down as co-CEO of the company and will become executive chairman. Hastings will be replaced by co-CEOs Ted Sarandos and Greg Peters. “Our board has been discussing succession planning for many years (even founders need to evolve!),” Hastings wrote in …

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