Google Search and Maps were briefly taken offline last night

Google Search and Maps were briefly taken offline last night

Photo: Torsten Silz (Getty Images) Last night, large swathes of American internet users briefly experienced the grim and frustrating realities of a world without Google services. Although Google has since resolved the outage issues, new reports to suggest the disruptions may be linked to an “electrical incident” at a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, … Read more

Dow Jones falls as inflation report looms; Covid vaccine maker slumps on profits

Dow Jones falls as inflation report looms;  Covid vaccine maker slumps on profits

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s key inflation report – the Labor Department’s consumer price index. Vaccine manufacturer Novavax (NVAX) fell 31% after cutting its 2022 revenue forecast due to lack of demand for its Covid-19 vaccine. X American international (IGA), Perrigo (PRGO), Planet Fitness (PLNT) and Ralph lauren … Read more

It’s the “Jay Leno Rule” of saving money. You don’t have to be rich to do it

It’s the “Jay Leno Rule” of saving money.  You don’t have to be rich to do it

Comedian Jay Leno Getty Images/iStock Comedian Jay Leno has openly shared that while earning two salaries — one from his “Tonight Show” hosting gig and one from his 150 annual comedy shows — he never spent a portion of his NBC salary and never spent only what he earned on stand-up. “I’d bank one and … Read more

The red flag that preceded a halving of global stocks in 2000 and 2007 is back, warns Citi

The red flag that preceded a halving of global stocks in 2000 and 2007 is back, warns Citi

We are one day away from data that could be a turning point for the markets. If Wednesday’s CPI fails to show a slowdown in prices, expectations will rise for a bigger Fed rate hike in September, which could send stocks tumbling. But if it swings the other way, especially after surprisingly good jobs data, … Read more

Britain is becoming an ’emerging nation’, says analyst

Britain is becoming an ’emerging nation’, says analyst

Pensioners protest against rising fuel prices during a demonstration outside Downing Street organized by the National Pensioners Convention and Fuel Poverty Action on February 7, 2022 in London, England. Guy Smallman | Getty Images Political instability, trade disruptions, the energy crisis and soaring inflation are making the UK an “emerging country”, according to Saxo Bank. … Read more

CVS Health among potential buyers of Signify Health

CVS Health among potential buyers of Signify Health

Yet another major retailer is getting closer to buying a company that focuses on the home as a care setting. CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) is considering making an offer for Signify Health (NYSE: SGFY), according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. Both companies have been in the news spotlight lately. CVS … Read more

Slowdown in US, Europe and China could hurt Asian exporters (HSBC)

Slowdown in US, Europe and China could hurt Asian exporters (HSBC)

Asian exporters will face significant challenges as demand from major markets like the United States, Europe and China slows in the coming months, according to HSBC’s chief Asia economist. European manufacturers are already shrinking quite significantly, especially in Germany, Frederic Neumann told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Monday. “Recall that Europe is a major export … Read more