Hundreds of birds found dead, likely from avian flu, at Illinois lake

Hundreds of birds found dead, likely from avian flu, at Illinois lake

CHICAGO — Avian flu has likely killed hundreds of double-crested cormorants nesting at Baker’s Lake near Barrington. Wildlife biologist Chris Anchor said this is the largest outbreak of disease in wild birds he’s seen in Cook County. “I’ve never seen anything like this since I started working here 41 years ago,” said Anchor, of the … Read more

Malaysia races to find 3 European divers, family optimistic

Malaysia races to find 3 European divers, family optimistic

A plane, fishermen and and jet skiers have joined an expanded search entering a third day for three Europeans, including two teenagers, who disappeared while diving off a southern Malaysian island ByThe Associated Press April 8, 2022, 11:46 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A … Read more

McDonald’s workers reach settlement deal over harassment

McDonald’s workers reach settlement deal over harassment

Former McDonald’s workers who alleged rampant sexual harassment at their Michigan restaurant have reached a $1.5 million settlement agreement with the restaurant’s former owner By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer April 4, 2022, 11:15 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Former McDonald’s workers who alleged rampant sexual harassment at … Read more

UK adds nine more COVID symptoms to official list as its struggles with record case load

UK adds nine more COVID symptoms to official list as its struggles with record case load

The official list of symptoms of COVID-19 has been expanded in the UK, where cases are currently running at the highest level since the start of the pandemic. The National Health Service added nine new symptoms to the list of just three, including sore throat, fatigue and headache, as the Guardian reported. About1 in 13 … Read more

Taliban clamp down on drugs, announce ban on poppy harvest

Taliban clamp down on drugs, announce ban on poppy harvest

Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban have announced a ban on the poppy harvest, even as farmers in some parts of the country began extracting the opium from the plant that is needed for making heroin By KATHY GANNON and MOHAMMAD SHOAIB AMIN Associated Press April 3, 2022, 4:17 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to … Read more

Estelle Harris, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Toy Story’ actor, dies at 93

Estelle Harris, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Toy Story’ actor, dies at 93

Estelle Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Costanza’s short-fused mother on “Seinfeld” and voiced Mrs. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” franchise, has died By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press April 3, 2022, 3:54 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — Estelle Harris, who hollered … Read more

AMC Battles the Streaming Trend. Its Biggest Weapon May Be the Meme Crowd.

AMC Battles the Streaming Trend.  Its Biggest Weapon May Be the Meme Crowd.

Elias Stein text size The morning after streaming won big at the Academy Awards, shares of a movie theater chain— AMC Entertainment—surged 45%, driven by CEO Adam Aron’s efforts to create a future beyond, well, theaters. In mid-March, Aron caught Wall Street off guard with a $27.9 million stake in Hycroft Mining Holding, which owns … Read more

Mortgage Rates Surge to Highest Since 2018

Mortgage Rates Surge to Highest Since 2018

The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate home loan jumped to 4.67%, mortgage-finance giant Freddie Mac said Thursday, marking the weekly figure’s highest reading since December 2018. The increase extends the 2022 surge in mortgage rates. The rise is hardly shocking, given the record low rates reached in the pandemic period and concerns about high … Read more

There may be little upside left in this stock rally, says Goldman Sachs. Here’s where it advises investors to put their money now.

There may be little upside left in this stock rally, says Goldman Sachs.  Here’s where it advises investors to put their money now.

After seven straight quarterly wins, the S&P 500 is about to log a 3% loss in the first quarter. The last losing quarter was a COVID-fueled 20% slump in March 2020, But a 5% gain for March will make for the best month since October, and the index remains just 4% off its Jan. 4 … Read more

Robinhood extends trading hours from 7 am to 8 pm — 3 rookie mistakes when trading stocks after hours

Robinhood extends trading hours from 7 am to 8 pm — 3 rookie mistakes when trading stocks after hours

At 7 am, it can be the time for a morning coffee while 8 pm can be time to have supper, watch your favorite television shows, or even enjoy a glass of wine. If you have a Robinhood account, it’s also becoming a time to play the stock market during extended trading hours — but … Read more