Business news 14 Mar, 2021
Elon Musk just took swipe at 'woke' culture: 'Battle for the Moral High Ground' - Fox BusinessFox Business
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk poked fun at woke culture Saturday, tweeting about a “new game” called “Woketopia.”
Customers Angry Over Bank Delays On Stimulus Checks - HuffPostHuffPost
Wells Fargo and Chase say they won't start processing federal stimulus direct deposits until March 17, no matter how early the money lands.
Two planes diverted to Sacramento International Airport for emergency landings - KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento
Two planes experienced mid-flight emergencies and were forced to land at the Sacramento International Airport on Saturday afternoon, SMF officials said.
Tomball city manager dead in single-car crash - KHOU.comKHOU.com
Hauck leaves behind his wife, Kathleen, and three children, Lauren, Madeline and Conner.
Texas man drove BMW loaner to rob bank, then tried to use stolen cash to buy BMW - WGNO New OrleansWGNO New Orleans
A Texas man who used a loaner car from a BMW dealership to rob a bank and then tried to buy a BMW with the stolen money was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.
House Oversight Committee demands release of $6B USPS vehicle contract | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
The House Oversight Committee is demanding that the U.S. Postal Servi...
Bitcoin price rally to $61,800 shows BTC bulls are in full control - CointelegraphCointelegraph
As Bitcoin price skyrocketed to a new all-time high above $61,800, altcoins like Decentraland rallied more than 90%.
Biden gets boost with sunny COVID-19 outlook | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
The Biden administration is riding a wave of rising optimism about the recovery from the COVID-19 recession, with the president and top surrogates hitting the road to sell their relief plan.
U.S. administers 105.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC - ReutersReuters
The United States has administered 105,703,501 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and distributed 135,846,665 doses as of Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Bitcoin hit an all-time high — Here's why Warren Buffett still won't touch it - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
The billionaire famous for value investing sees no real value in cryptocurrency.
2,000 flights canceled in Denver as heavy snowstorm arrives - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
More than 2,000 flights have been canceled over the weekend at Denver International Airport as a major snowstorm strikes the region. The National Weather...
Billionaire investor Chris Sacca told people not to ignore the $69 million NFT sale this week - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
The Lowercase Capital founder and former "Shark Tank" star underscored the power of collectibles and the value of paying creators for their work.
CVS expands its COVID-19 vaccine program to 29 states as more doses become available - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
CVS is expanding coronavirus vaccine efforts, now with the capacity to administer 20-25 million shots per month, according to CEO Karen S. Lynch.
Air travel is picking up as TSA records highest passenger screenings in nearly a year - CNBCCNBC
Airlines are hoping for a travel revival in the coming months with new Covid-19 cases dropping in much of the country and more people getting vaccinated.
Ironworker critically injured after being electrocuted at LIRR station - New York PostNew York Post
A female ironworker was seriously injured while working on a Long Island Rail Road project at the Mineola station Saturday morning, the MTA said. The unidentified worker was part of a crew building…
1 year later: City, health leaders reflect on COVID-19′s mark on Jacksonville - WJXT News4JAXWJXT News4JAX
One year ago, Duval County reported its first case of COVID-19, changing our lives in a way many of us never imagined.
Man facing 20 years for not wearing mask, urinating on plane - New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News
A maskless man accused of urinating in his seat aboard an Alaska Airlines flight to Denver is facing up to 20 years behind bars and a maximum fine of $250,000.
Florida reopens amid falling cases and deaths despite having MORE super COVID than any other state - Daily MailDaily Mail
CDC data shows a fifth of all US cases of the more highly contagious and more deadly B.1.1.7 strain first detected in the south of England have come from the Sunshine State.
Court blocks US ban on Xiaomi investment - EngadgetEngadget
US District Judge Rudolph Contreras has sided with Xiaomi in its lawsuit that challenged US authorities' decision to put it on a list of companies allegedly backed by Chinese military.
Changpeng Zhao Fires Back Amid Report of CFTC Probing Binance - The Daily HodlThe Daily Hodl
Binance CEO Changpheng Zhao is dismissing the fear and uncertainty surrounding reports that the Commodity Futures Trading Commissions (CFTC) has launched an investigation against the global cryptocurrency exchange.
HBO Max just gave people a great new reason to sign up - BGRBGR
I have a confession to make. I jumped at the opportunity to pay the full, $14.99 HBO Max subscription price as soon as I found out that my favorite show on TV right now — the moody, magnificent Italian mafia series Gomorrah — is available on the streamer. Whi…
Salute Pi Day with a slice of one of these sweet, savory, fruity, slab or no-bake pies - Washington PostThe Washington Post
Pies, pies, all types of pie!
After 118 years, a female member of the Ford family is set to join the automakers' board - CNNCNN
Alexandra Ford English is about to be the first female member of the Ford family elected to the board of the automaker that the men in her family have run since 1903.
10 Best Dividend Stocks For 2021 - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
In this article we will take at 10 best dividend stocks for 2021. You can skip our detailed discussion on the merits of dividend investing and go to 5 Best...
Missing cockatoo located near Tracy Aviary - KSL.comKSL.com
The red-tailed black cockatoo escaped aviary property on Friday afternoon.
Onboard All 4 US 737 MAX Operators’ First Post-Recertification Flights - Simple FlyingSimple Flying
After nearly two years on the ground, Boeing’s 737 MAX is becoming an increasingly common sight once again.…
Federal investigators blast Tesla, call for stricter safety standards - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
NTSB blames NHTSA and Tesla for a deadly 2019 Autopilot crash in Florida.
Latest Update: When the Major Cruise Lines Plan to Sail Again - Cruise Industry NewsCruise Industry News
The major cruise lines are planning restarts in various phases in 2021 with news changing constantly. Here's the latest: Carnival Cruise Line First sailing...
Three people in Norway treated for 'unusual symptoms' after AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots - ReutersReuters
Three health workers in Norway who had recently received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are being treated in hospital for bleeding, blood clots and a low count of blood platelets, Norwegian health authorities said on Saturday.
now Eli Lilly releases detailed results on Alzheimer's drug, as data divide researchers - STATSTAT
Some researchers hailed the data, while others questioned if they suggested the drug would make any difference at all for patients.
Beaver County nudist park closed by pandemic announces reopening date - WTAE PittsburghWTAE Pittsburgh
White Thorn Lodge was shut down in 2020
Here are all the states that will vote whether to legalize sports betting this year - CNBCCNBC
2021 is a crucial year for sports betting sites like DraftKings and FanDuel.
California COVID-19 vaccine eligibility grows; barriers remain - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
About 4.4 million Californians with disabilities and underlying health conditions will become eligible Monday, but supply shortages and uncertainties about verification pose potential barriers.
How T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T use your web browsing, app usage, and location data to serve you ads - Vox.comVox
And how to make sure you’ve opted out of all of their tracking programs.
Boozy JetBlue passenger who refused to wear mask faces $14,500 fine - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
A man faces a steep penalty from the FAA for not wearing a mask and other disruptive behaviour during a JetBlue flight from New York last year.
LG Energy Solution suggests building EV battery factory in Georgia - Fox BusinessFox Business
South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution suggested that it could build a factory in the U.S. state of Georgia to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles.
BioNTech Recruits Rivals to Boost Covid-19 Vaccine Production - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
German company enlists other firms as its partner, Pfizer, struggles to meet production targets
Labor movement targets Amazon as a foothold in the South - Fox BusinessFox Business
The South has never been hospitable to organized labor, but that may be changing.
4 people in Michigan claim record $1.05 billion Mega Millions prize - CBS NewsCBS News
The $1.05 billion jackpot is the largest in Michigan Lottery history and the third-largest in the United States.
Netflix account sharing crackdown won’t help anyone — especially not Netflix - Tom's GuideTom's Guide
Netflix may want to start cracking down on account sharing, but that's a mistake
Possible New Trial Date for Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Revealed Following Pregnancy Delay - NewsweekNewsweek
Holmes is accused of defrauding investors and doctors while head of a company once valued at $9 billion.
Amazon No Longer Sells Books Depicting LGBTQ+ People as Mentally Ill - CBR - Comic Book ResourcesGoogle News
DOH confirms 3 vaccinated Hawaii residents tested positive for COVID-19 - KHON2KHON2
The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has announced three cases in which a fully vaccinated person contracted COVID-19. The DOH said, fully vaccinated means the person received both doses of the Moderna and/or Pfizer vaccine.
High school senior builds sugar shack, creates his own maple syrup - WCVB BostonWCVB Boston
He's got a sweet attitude about hard work.
St. Louis-area veterans of all ages can now receive vaccine through VA program - STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com
Veterans will be screened after they send an email to set up an appointment.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick focuses on PUC, testing Gov. Greg Abbott - The Texas TribuneThe Texas Tribune
Abbott has previously directed much of the blame for the storm’s power outages on the state’s electrical grid operator.
Gold prices hold steadfast in light of dollar strength and higher U.S. Treasury yields - Kitco NEWSKitco NEWS
Exclusive to Kitco News, technical analyst Gary Wagner provides a daily recap of what happened in the gold market, highlighting important events that captured investors' attention during the U.S. trading session. Wagner's commentary features a mix of fundamen…
Bionano Genomics, Inc. (BNGO) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
In the latest trading session, Bionano Genomics, Inc. (BNGO) closed at $9.38, marking a -1.57% move from the previous day.
Lordstown Motors: Buy the Dip or Pump the Brakes? - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
2021 is still pretty young, but already it's given investors in Lordstown Motors (RIDE) quite the thrill ride. From Jan. 1 to Feb. 11, that ride was a nearly...
Johnson County expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to high-contact critical workers - KMBC Kansas CityKMBC Kansas City
Health officials are reaching out to eligible people who have signed up through the vaccine interest survey
As deadline for PPP applications approaches, lawmakers rush to extend program through May - USA TODAYUSA Today
The Paycheck Protection Program stops taking applications March 31. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is scrambling to pass legislation to extend PPP.
Indoor Dining Will Return To LA Restaurants On Monday — With These Restrictions - LAistLAist
Restaurants can only host indoor dining at 25% capacity, space tables 8 feet apart and seat no more than 6 people at a table.
Dow Jones Hits Record High; Many Tech Stocks Weaken As Yields Rise On Inflation Fears - Investor's Business DailyInvestor's Business Daily
The Dow Jones climbed to a new high in today's stock market. However, the Nasdaq sold off, sliding more than 100 points, as Treasury yields climbed higher.
Hackers are exploiting vulnerable Exchange servers to drop ransomware, Microsoft says - TechCrunchTechCrunch
Tens of thousands of vulnerable Exchange servers remain at risk.
Jeep Wagoneer Mules Are Still Running Around Dressed as Ram Pickups [Updated] - The DriveThe Drive
These testers were originally spotted a year ago alongside a Ram TRX prototype.
AMC Entertainment Stock Has A Rough Ride Ahead - InvestorPlaceInvestorplace.com
AMC Entertainment is not a safe investment for your portfolio
Microsoft, Google have nasty exchange over Journalism Competition and Preservation Act - Fox BusinessFox Business
Microsoft and Google are going head-to-head over new, bipartisan legislation that would help digital media companies and newspapers negotiate with Big Tech companies.
Richard Branson Plans Next SPAC Deal, This Time for Virgin Orbit - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Branson’s Virgin Group has played both sides of the SPAC craze and is now seeking a $3 billion valuation for its satellite-launch business
AT&T Stock Is Rising on a Bigger HBO Max Target - Barron'sBarron's
AT&T now expects to have up to 150 million subscribers world-wide on HBO and HBO Max in 2025. Other targets were little changed at Friday's investor day.
Virginia Kroger accidentally administers empty syringes to customers scheduled for COVID-19 vaccines - TheBlazeTheBlaze
Kroger To Close 3 Stores In Los Angeles In Response To Approval Of ‘Hero Pay’ Mandate - CBS Los AngelesCbslocal.com
Two Ralphs stores -- at 9616 West Pico Blvd. and 3300 West Slauson Ave. – and a Food 4 Less at 5420 W. Sunset Blvd. will be shut down on May 15, according to Kroger.
Novavax Stock Rockets As Phase 3 Test Shows Its Covid Vaccine Is 96.4% Effective - Investor's Business DailyInvestor's Business Daily
A biotech company said Thursday its Covid vaccine was 96.4% effective in final-phase testing. On Friday, shares roared higher.
Americans support restricting unvaccinated people from offices, travel: Reuters poll - ReutersReuters
A growing number of Americans want to get the coronavirus vaccine, and a majority also support workplace, lifestyle and travel restrictions for those not inoculated against COVID-19, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.
Rocket Report: China debuts new booster, SpaceX eyeing Indonesia launch site? - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
"This is a game-changer for South African space science."