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FORMER BETTER.COM STAFF DESCRIBE THEIR SHOCK AND DISBELIEF AFTER BEING ABRUPTLY FIRED ON ZOOM

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg fired 900 employees on a Zoom call. Better.com Laid-off Better.com staff said the Zoom mass firing came...

GOOGLE PROMISED EMPLOYEES AN EXTRA $1,600 CASH BONUS AFTER THE OMICRON VARIANT DELAYED ITS RETURN TO OFFICE PLAN

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai Justin Sullivan /Getty Images Google is offering employees around the world a fresh $1,600 cash bonus. The...

 
 
 

10 THINGS IN TECH YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

Hi there. We've got more updates on the AWS outage , and Elon Musk officially sold his last remaining home. Let's dive in. If this...

ONLY 1 IN 43 KNOWN OMICRON CASES IN THE US HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED, CDC SAYS. ALMOST ALL THE REST HAD MILD SYMPTOMS LIKE COUGHING AND FATIGUE

People take a COVID-19 tests at pop-up testing site in New York City on December 7, 2021. Reuters/Brendan McDermid Of 43 cases detected...

 
 
 

THE US GOVERNMENT IS ASKING TESLA WHY IT LETS PEOPLE PLAY VIDEO GAMES WHILE DRIVING

Tesla allows people to play video games on their Tesla touchscreens while driving, the New York Times reported. John Keeble/Getty Images The...

CHINA SAYS THE BOYCOTTS OF ITS WINTER OLYMPICS DON'T MATTER BECAUSE THOSE OFFICIALS WERE NEVER INVITED AND NOBODY WILL MISS THEM ANYWAY

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics logo. VCG/VCG via Getty Images Nations including the US are staging a diplomatic boycott of the 2022...

 
 
 

US FUTURES EDGE LOWER AFTER THE S&P 500 CLOSES JUST SHY OF A RECORD, AS INVESTORS ASSESS OMICRON RISKS

Analysts said stocks would remain volatile. Spencer Platt/Getty Images US futures slipped slightly Thursday after the S&P 500 closed...

RATINGS AGENCY FITCH SAYS IT CONSIDERS CHINA'S EVERGRANDE TO BE IN DEFAULT, AND CUTS ITS CREDITWORTHINESS EVEN FURTHER INTO 'JUNK' TERRITORY

China Evergrande centre in Wanchai. Marc Fernandes/NurPhoto via Getty Images China Evergrande's overseas bonds are officially in default,...

 
 
 

UK PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON IS FACING CALLS TO RESIGN AFTER A LEAKED VIDEO SHOWED DOWNING STREET STAFF JOKING ABOUT HAVING A CHRISTMAS PARTY WHILE THE COUNTRY WAS UNDER STRICT COVID RULES

Boris Johnson faces calls to resign after a leaked video showed his staff joking about a Christmas party. Christopher Furlong/Getty...

MACKENZIE SCOTT SAYS SHE WON'T BE DISCLOSING HOW MUCH MONEY SHE DONATED THIS YEAR BECAUSE SHE WANTS PEOPLE TO FOCUS ON THE 'INTENTION AND EFFORT' IN PHILANTHROPY

MacKenzie Scott. Evan Agostini/Invision/Associated Press In a new note on Medium, Mackenzie Scott said she would no longer disclose...

 
 
 

TUCKER CARLSON FALSELY CLAIMS THAT COVID-19 'DOES FEMINIZE' PEOPLE DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH BREXIT POLITICIAN NIGEL FARAGE

Tucker Carlson speaks during the Mathias Corvinus Collegium Feszt on August 7, 2021 in Esztergom, Hungary. Janos Kummer/Getty Images Fox...

GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM SAYS CALIFORNIA WILL BE AN ABORTION 'SANCTUARY' IF ROE V. WADE IS OVERTURNED

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he has plans for California to be an abortion "sanctuary" amid speculation that the Supreme Court...

 
 
 

A CHINESE GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON SAID THE US COMMITTED 'EVIL CRIMES' AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS IN A BID TO COUNTER REPORTS OF GENOCIDE IN XINJIANG

Chinese spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at a daily media briefing in 2020. Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images A Chinese spokesperson railed...

VOTING SYSTEMS COMPANY SMARTMATIC WANTS MYPILLOW CEO MIKE LINDELL'S LAWSUIT DISMISSED, AND ACCUSES HIM OF GOING ON A 'CRUSADE WITHOUT A CLAIM' BY SUING THEM FOR SUPPRESSING FREE SPEECH

Voting systems company Smartmatic said MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was on a "crusade without a claim" in a new filing on Wednesday. Stephen...

 
 
 

FBI TRANSCRIPT SAYS DEFENDANTS LINKED TO OATH KEEPERS WENT TO OLIVE GARDEN FOR DINNER AFTER RANSACKING THE CAPITOL ON JANUARY 6

Jessica Marie Watkins and Donovan Ray Crowl , both from Ohio, march down the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol with the Oath Keepers...

2 DEMOCRATS JOINED WITH EVERY REPUBLICAN SENATOR TO REPEAL BIDEN'S PRIVATE EMPLOYER VACCINE-OR-TEST MANDATE

Sen. Mike Braun speaks during a news conference about Covid-19 vaccine mandates, at the U.S. Capitol December 8, 2021 in Washington,...

 
 
 

WHY YOUR SPOTIFY APP KEEPS CRASHING, AND 7 WAYS TO FIX IT

Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images If your Spotify app keeps crashing, there are several simple troubleshooting steps you can try...

REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ CLAPS BACK AT BOEBERT FAMILY TOTING GUNS IN A CHRISTMAS PHOTO, ALLUDING TO THE RIGHT-WING FIGHT AGAINST SOCIETY 'ERASING CHRISTMAS AND ITS MEANING'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quipped about Rep. Lauren Boebert's...

 
 
 

THE DEFENSE HAS RESTED IN ELIZABETH HOLMES' FRAUD TRIAL, AND CLOSING ARGUMENTS WILL BEGIN NEXT WEEK

Elizabeth Holmes. Nick Otto/AFP via Getty Images The defense in Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial rested Wednesday after she testified...

HOW TO CLEAR YOUR IPHONE'S 'OTHER' STORAGE TO SAVE EXTRA SPACE

Clearing "Other," now called "System Data," storage can clear space on your iPhone. fizkes/Getty Images Your iPhone's "Other" storage...

 
 
 



Indian farmers suspend year-long protest against new laws

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China says the boycotts of its Winter Olympics don't matter because those...

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics logo. VCG/VCG via Getty Images Nations including the US are staging a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. China dismissed... Read more ...

The US government is asking Tesla why it lets people play video games while...

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How to save money on closing costs

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Chinese central banker says market can handle developer debt

BEIJING - Financial markets can cope with the impact of a Chinese real estate developer that is struggling to avoid defaulting on $310 billion in debt, the central bank... Read more ...

EU plan to boost gig economy workers is latest blow to apps

LONDON - The European Union unveiled plans to improve conditions for the growing number of gig economy workers that could reclassify some as employees entitled to benefits, the... Read more ...

Macron to unveil EU agenda ahead of French presidential race

PARIS - French President Macron plans to present the priorities for France's upcoming presidency of the European Union, a tenure that overlaps with the country's presidential... Read more ...

Petra emerges from stealth with $30M raised for tunnel-boring robot, Swifty

Petra emerges from stealth with $30M raised for tunnel-boring robot, Swifty

Petra emerged from stealth this week, announcing a $30 million Series A. The round, led by DCVC, brings the robotics company's funding up to $33 million, with additional... Read more ...

Tally to be released on whether Buffalo-area Starbucks workers voted in a union

Will Starbucks have its first unionized corporate store or stores in the U.S.? Starbucks workers in upstate New York have cast votes on whether to join a union. The result is... Read more ...