OPEC+ maintains the brakes on oil despite Russia’s price cap

OPEC+ maintains the brakes on oil despite Russia’s price cap

OPEC+ said on Sunday it would keep output stable ahead of a momentous week in global energy markets as rich nations impose a price cap on Moscow’s oil exports, the European Union launches a ban on Russian oil and Chinese leader Xi Jinping visits Saudi Arabia. Sunday’s decision allows the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting … Read more

Smartphone Tips to Avoid Tipsy Texting and Posting During the Holidays

Smartphone Tips to Avoid Tipsy Texting and Posting During the Holidays

It is the morning after a night of festive excesses. You wake up teary-eyed, grab your phone, and discover, with mounting embarrassment, all the drunken texts or posts you sent the night before. Relatable? Maybe. Avoidable? Yes. Don’t forget that digital missteps can cause temporary discomfort or very real devastation. Whether you’re attending the company … Read more

Why can’t you find Wegovy, the weight loss drug?

Why can’t you find Wegovy, the weight loss drug?

NGO Novo Nordisk 0.61% A/S failed to launch its new weight-loss drug Wegovy, losing hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and squandering a head start before a rival could start selling a competing product. Wegovy is among a new class of drugs that health regulators have approved to reduce weight in obese people, a … Read more

These natural hair loss supplements may help stop baldness, according to new research

These natural hair loss supplements may help stop baldness, according to new research

If you suffer from hair loss, then zinc, pumpkin seed oil, and an active ingredient found in chili peppers may help, according to a new report. A new research article published in JAMA Dermatology noted that nutritional supplement brands such as Viviscal, Nourkrin, Nutrafol, Lamdapil, and Pantogar, as well as natural supplements that include zinc, … Read more

Flu and RSV are making more kids sick this year

Flu and RSV are making more kids sick this year

After two years in the background, RSV and the flu have come to the fore in pediatricians’ offices and children’s hospitals across the country. Children’s hospitals have been plagued for weeks by an early surge in common seasonal pathogens, including respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Hospitalizations for RSV among children younger than 5 are outpacing … Read more

November jobs report shows US economy added 263,000 jobs

November jobs report shows US economy added 263,000 jobs

November payrolls are up compared with an upwardly revised 284,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department said Friday. Payrolls grew in leisure and hospitality, health and government. Retailers and trucking and warehousing companies cut jobs in a sign of weakness in holiday hiring. Average hourly earnings grew 5.1% in November from a year earlier, the … Read more

Home buyers could soon get a $1 million mortgage with a 3% down payment

Home buyers could soon get a  million mortgage with a 3% down payment

To qualify for a $1 million mortgage, Americans generally must make a down payment of at least 20% of the home’s price. Starting next year, some buyers could put down as little as 3% down. Fannie Mae FNMA-backed home loan ceiling 3.04% and Freddie Mac FMCC 2.88% it rises to $1,089,300 next year in some … Read more

China clamps down on internet as it seeks to end Covid protests

China clamps down on internet as it seeks to end Covid protests

SINGAPORE: China’s internet watchdog instructed tech companies to expand censorship of protests and took steps to curb access to virtual private networks this week as a government crackdown managed to keep most of protesters kept away from the streets after demonstrations broke out across the country over the weekend against the country’s strict covid policies. … Read more

FDA plans to allow more gay and bisexual men to donate blood

FDA plans to allow more gay and bisexual men to donate blood

Gay and bisexual men in monogamous relationships could donate blood without abstaining from sex under guidelines drafted by the Food and Drug Administration, people familiar with the plans said. The change would be a departure from US policy that for many years prohibited men who have sex with men from donating blood. The FDA’s policy … Read more

Protests in China put Xi Jinping in a bind

Protests in China put Xi Jinping in a bind

President Xi Jinping faces a difficult choice between easing China’s zero-tolerance policy against Covid-19 or stepping up restrictions that have sealed off neighborhoods and stifled the country’s economy for the past three years. Neither option is good for a regime focused on stability. Stock markets around the world fell on Monday as protests in China … Read more