New Mexico fines film company over Alec Baldwin shooting

New Mexico fines film company over Alec Baldwin shooting

SANTA FE, NM (AP) — New Mexico workplace safety regulators on Wednesday issued the maximum possible fine of nearly $137,000 against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set of “Rust” where a cinematographer was fatally shot in October by actor and producer Alec Baldwin. New Mexico’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau … Read more

Having allergies or asthma may raise risk of heart disease, study finds

Having allergies or asthma may raise risk of heart disease, study finds

CNN — If you have a history of asthma or allergies, you may be at increased risk of developing high blood pressure and coronary heart disease, new research finds. Adults between the ages of 18 and 57 who have suffered from an allergic disorder had a higher risk of high blood pressure, according to the … Read more

Can cancer blood tests live up to promise of saving lives?

Can cancer blood tests live up to promise of saving lives?

Joyce Ares had just turned 74 and was feeling fine when she agreed to give a blood sample for research. So she was surprised when the screening test came back positive for signs of cancer. After a repeat blood test, a PET scan and a needle biopsy, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. “I cried,” … Read more

Soaring food and fuel prices are destabilizing countries on the brink

Soaring food and fuel prices are destabilizing countries on the brink

London CNN Business — When people took to the streets in Egypt in 2011, protesters chanted about freedom and social justice — but also bread. The cost of pantry staples had jumped because of the skyrocketing price of goods like wheat, stoking fury with President Hosni Mubarak. Now, more than a decade after the Arab … Read more

More flee east Ukraine after deadly train station strike

More flee east Ukraine after deadly train station strike

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Civilian evacuations moved forward in patches of battle-scarred eastern Ukraine on Saturday, a day after a missile strike killed at least 52 people and wounded more than 100 at a train station where thousands clamored to leave before an expected Russian onslaught. In the wake of the attack in Kramatorsk, several … Read more

In France, a nail-biting election as Macron’s rival surges

In France, a nail-biting election as Macron’s rival surges

POISSY, France (AP) — From the market stall outside Paris that she’s run for 40 years, Yvette Robert can see first-hand how soaring prices are weighing on France’s presidential election and turning the first round of voting on Sunday into a nail-biter for incumbent President Emmanuel Macron. Shoppers, increasingly worried about how to make ends … Read more

Ukrainians shocked by ‘crazy’ scene at Chernobyl after Russian pullout reveals radioactive contamination

Ukrainians shocked by ‘crazy’ scene at Chernobyl after Russian pullout reveals radioactive contamination

Chernobyl, Ukraine CNN — The sudden ear-piercing beep of a radiation meter fills the room as a Ukrainian soldier walks in. This is where Russian soldiers were living at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and radiation levels are now higher than normal. There’s no visible presence of the source of the radioactive material in the … Read more

Own stocks that are cheap on a price to earnings basis

Own stocks that are cheap on a price to earnings basis

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday previewed next week’s roster of earnings and advised investors to stick to companies that are profitable yet affordable for investors to own. “In this environment, you need to own companies that make stuff and do things profitably, but let’s add, also, with stocks that remain cheap on a price to … Read more

Peter Thiel slams Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon

Peter Thiel slams Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel called Warren Buffett a “sociopathic grandpa from Omaha,” even as he denounced JPMorgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink as “enemies of bitcoin.” The Trump-supporting tech mogul referred to the troika of Buffett, Fink and Dimon as a “gerontocracy” that was standing in the way of a … Read more

Deadly avian flu sends egg prices soaring

Deadly avian flu sends egg prices soaring

On Thursday, retailers paid between $2.80 and $2.89 for a dozen large grade A white eggs in the Midwest, according to the USDA’s daily Midwest regional egg report. That’s more than double the roughly $1.25 they cost in March, according to data compiled by Brian Earnest, lead protein industry analyst at Cobank, which provides financial … Read more