Analysis: Markets to central bankers: we don’t believe you

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Central bank policy announcements, once viewed as the rule book for how markets should move, are not resonating with traders any more. Take Wednesday’s Federal Reserve rate move. The central bank lifted its main funds rate by 25 bps to its highest since 2007 as it continued its fight against … Read more

Apple earnings are ugly as iPhone sales slump

Apple reported a steeper sales decline in its holiday period than Wall Street feared, showing the toll of an economic slowdown and lingering supply snags. Revenue in the fiscal first quarter amounted to $117.2 billion, the company said in a statement Thursday. That compared with Wall Street projections of about $121.1 billion. The shares fell … Read more

Colorado Springs Police arrest suspect connected to January Comcast internet outage

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — Police arrested a suspect and are searching for another in connection to vandalism to an internet provider that led to mass outages in January. On Jan. 11, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to Comcast at 322 East Cucharras St. to investigate ten fiber-optic cables that had been … Read more

Watch the Trailer for ‘Eli Roth’s BE MINE: A VR Valentine’s Slasher’ Starring Peyton List and Inanna Sarkis Now!

The official trailer for Eli Roth’s BE MINE: A VR Valentine’s Slasher arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day. The special is produced by Crypt TV and Eli Roth in association with Cream Productions. Eli Roth’s BE MINE: A VR Valentine’s Slasher follows Becca, a college senior who’s going to throw the best Valentine’s Day party … Read more

Cathie Wood says AI will power the ‘most massive productivity increase in history’

Cathie Wood has a new thing to be bullish about, thanks in part to the public’s recent infatuation with ChatGPT. The generative AI chatbot has sparked huge public interest in artificial intelligence, spurring hand-wringing over the possibility of bot-written term papers, amusement over bot-composed fiction, and renewed interest in Microsoft’s Bing search engine. But the … Read more

The EU butts heads with Big Pharma to make medicines cheaper – POLITICO

The EU wants to give European consumers access to more medicines, faster, and for less money — and it’s picking a fight with the pharmaceutical industry in the process. A draft plan to overhaul the EU’s pharmaceutical laws — a copy of which has been obtained by POLITICO — would see the European Commission rip … Read more

Former coach at private Christian school in Saskatoon charged with sexual assault, exploitation of a minor

Warning: This story contains disturbing details. A former coach at a private Christian school in Saskatoon has been charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a minor. Aaron Benneweis, 46, worked at Christian Centre Academy, now known as Legacy Christian Academy. Police did not name Benneweis in their news release about the charges, but CBC News has … Read more

Alvin Ailey company returns to Toronto with a dance work about Nelson Mandela

In 1986, revered Black American choreographer Alvin Ailey made a ferocious protest work in response to Nelson Mandela’s more than two decades of imprisonment under the heel of South Africa’s apartheid government. It focused on the anguish of Mandela and his then wife, Winnie, separated by prison bars but still united in their determination to … Read more

London firefighter posed for selfie outside Grenfell after blaze which killed 72 | UK | News

A London firefighter took a selfie for his Tinder profile showing him posing in front of Grenfell Tower straight after 2017’s tragic blaze, a London Assembly meeting has been told. The disturbing incident was relayed to members during a meeting in the aftermath of the publication of a review into the culture of the London Fire Brigade, which concluded … Read more