6 questions to ask before moving in with your partner

Though marriage rates are steadily declining in the United States, the number of people who cohabitate continues to trend in the opposite direction. In 2010, 49.2% of adults cohabitated at one point in their life, and 47.4% had been married, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Fast forward 10 years and the gap continues to […]

Passage of Inflation Reduction Act gives Medicare historic new powers

A pharmacist collects medications for prescriptions at a pharmacy. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Medicare is poised to renegotiate the prices of some of its most expensive drugs through a historic expansion of its power, which could reduce costs for many seniors as well as federal spending on its prescription drug plan. The […]

Tech investor Meeks on buying FAANG stocks Apple, Netflix

As tech stocks stage something of a comeback, top investor Paul Meeks reveals his call on two FAANG stocks: Apple and Netflix . The tech-heavy Nasdaq has rallied about 20% from its low in June, while Apple and Netflix have soared around 30% and 50% respectively from their lows in the same month. Apple Meeks, […]

China’s trade curbs on Taiwan after Pelosi visit are drop in the ocean

Beijing’s trade blocks against Taiwan affect about 0.04% of their two-way trade, reinforcing that these moves in Beijing’s playbook tend to be more political than economic, analysts said.  Beijing took action against Taiwan following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island earlier this month despite warnings from Beijing. That included suspensions of imports […]

Elon Musk sells 7.92 million Tesla shares worth $6.88 billion

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 02: Elon Musk attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue) Dimitrios Kambouris | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Tesla CEO […]

Outage reported by thousands users around the world

The entrance to Google’s U.K. offices in London. Olly Curtis | Future Publishing | via Getty Images Users around the world are reporting outages on Google’s search engine, according to DownDetector.com. In the U.S., more than 40,000 people reported that Google was down for them around 9.20 p.m. ET, though the figure has since fallen. […]

Baidu’s robotaxis don’t need any human staff in these parts of China

Chinese tech company Baidu announced Monday it can sell some robotaxi rides without any human staff in the vehicles. Baidu BEIJING — Chinese tech company Baidu said Monday it has become the first robotaxi operator in China to obtain permits for selling rides with no human driver or staff member inside the vehicles. The local […]

U.S. Senate Democrats’ bill will make mark on climate, health-care costs

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) holds his weekly news conference after the Democratic caucus party luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, August 2, 2022. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The $430 billion climate change, health-care and tax bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Saturday delivers a major win for Democrats, and will […]

Speaker Pelosi’s Taiwan visit made things worse: ex-Singapore diplomat

There are “more intelligent ways” to support Taiwan than for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to have visited the island, former permanent secretary at Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bilahari Kausikan told CNBC.  The move could undermine efforts by the U.S. and other countries to support Taiwan in the future and has further complicated Taiwan’s […]

Trump-backed Arizona GOP governor hopeful Kari Lake wins primary, NBC projects

Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake speaks at a ‘Save America’ rally by former President Donald Trump in support of Arizona GOP candidates on July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images Former local news anchor Kari Lake will win Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial primary, NBC News projects, […]