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Pipeline shutdown is sparking worries of a spike in gas prices

Pipeline shutdown is sparking worries of a spike in gas prices

A cyberattack forced one of the top US fuel pipelines to shut down Friday, and analysts are worried the situation could result in a spike in gas prices. There is currently no information on when service in the pipeline will be restored, and “the number of days that the line is out of service is…MORE

Prices are rising everywhere you look

Prices are rising everywhere you look

Everywhere you look, there are headlines about higher prices. Some are tied to commodities, which are getting snapped up as the global economy emerges from its long slumber. Lumber prices are at an all-time high thanks to an epic home-building boom. Copper and steel prices have also reached records. Agricultural products aren’t exempt. The price…MORE

Dogecoin tumbles after Elon Musk jokes about it on ‘SNL’

Dogecoin tumbles after Elon Musk jokes about it on ‘SNL’

Investors bet right: Elon Musk mentioned dogecoin on “Saturday Night Live” during his opening monologue. Well, actually, his mom did. Maye Musk appeared at the end of her Tesla CEO son’s SNL monologue to ask what he got her for Mother’s Day. “I’m excited for my Mother’s Day gift,” Maye Musk said. “I just hope…MORE

Dream job: This company will pay you to nap

Dream job: This company will pay you to nap

Sleeping on the job is one thing, but getting paid to do it? That’s what eachnight, a company focused on sleep health, is offering: $1,500 for taking a nap every day for 30 days. Eachnight, which offers mattress reviews and sleep guides and tips, is hiring a team of “Nap Reviewers” to “test a few…MORE

As the pandemic eases, the media’s coverage of it is shifting

As the pandemic eases, the media’s coverage of it is shifting

How can the average American minimize risk while resuming normal activities after one year plus of pandemic disruptions? That’s the ultimate example of “news you can use” right now. Here’s what I am seeing across the media landscape. One: Articles and TV segments are helping to shift the conversation about Covid-era restrictions, especially among vaccinated…MORE

Trump’s DOJ secretly obtained phone records of Washington Post reporters

Trump’s DOJ secretly obtained phone records of Washington Post reporters

President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice secretly obtained phone records of multiple Washington Post reporters, the newspaper reported on Friday. According to The Washington Post, the three reporters, who were looking into Russia’s role in the 2016 election, each received a letter from DOJ dated May 3. The letters informed them that they were “hereby…MORE

Supply chain interrupted: Here’s everything you can’t get now

Supply chain interrupted: Here’s everything you can’t get now

Chicken, lumber, microchips, gas, steel, metals, chlorine and ketchup packets: What do they all have in common? They’re all (nearly) impossible to find. Shortages are popping up across the supply chain as the pandemic messes with shipping, demand, supply and all the other levers of the global economy. Here’s what’s hard to get, why and…MORE

Elon Musk is an odd choice for SNL host. Here’s why he was picked

Elon Musk is an odd choice for SNL host. Here’s why he was picked

“Saturday Night Live” has made some odd host picks over its history. The long-running NBC variety show’s Studio 8H stage has been graced by the likes of Ralph Nader, Steve Forbes, Rudy Giuliani, George Steinbrenner and, famously, Donald Trump. That off-kilter tradition continues Saturday when Elon Musk, the eccentric tech billionaire, will host the show.…MORE

Fight for $15 minimum wage heats up after Biden’s endorsement

Fight for $15 minimum wage heats up after Biden’s endorsement

After two decades working for Walmart, Cynthia Murray says she only recently saw her pay go above $15 an hour. “They gave me a 30 cents raise,” she said. “That’s how you feel about me after 20 years?” But Murray, a 64-year-old founding member of the United for Respect labor rights group, says she and…MORE

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