Meta shares surge nearly 20% as Zuckerberg pledges to make 2023 a ‘year of efficiency’

New York CNN  —  For years, Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg invested heavily in growth, including in areas like virtual reality with unproven potential. But after a brutal year…

Students Lost One-Third of a School Year to Pandemic, Study Finds

Children experienced learning deficits during the Covid pandemic that amounted to about one-third of a school year’s worth of knowledge and skills, according to a new global analysis, and had…

Your Investment Lost Money Last Year. So Why the Big Tax Bill?

Tax-sheltered accounts don’t replace these social jewels. But if you work for a living, or have done so, and want to live reasonably well in the current world, you will…

Monterey Park, California mass shooting during Lunar New Year celebrations

The man who fatally shot 10 people in a Southern California dance studio had once been a regular presence at the venue, even meeting his ex-wife there, three people who knew him told CNN. Police say…

Former Labor Secretary mocked for blaming egg prices on corporate greed: ‘Why weren’t they greedy last year?’

Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration and a prominent progressive academic, was criticized for blaming increased egg prices on corporate greed on Friday. The price of…

Better call Bob Odenkirk Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year | Entertainment

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Award-winning actor, writer and bestselling author Bob Odenkirk, perhaps best known as shady lawyer Saul Goodman on “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” was named 2023 Man…

The Best Spas for a Weekend (Or Year) Of Rest and Relaxation

Courtesy of San Ysidro Ranch Deep breath in. Now, deep breath out. Are you ready for the ultimate weekend, month, week, or year getaway that will reset your mind, body,…

New Year, New Assignments – The Assignment with Audie Cornish

Hey there, folks. It’s a brand new year. And typically that means it’s a time for reflection and goal setting. And I wanted to do that and I wanted to…

‘Wednesday’ Actress Joy Sunday Reflects on Her Whirlwind Year

The “Wednesday” actress reflects on a whirlwind year, from Bucharest breakfasts to Brooklyn art parties. Jan. 7, 2023 Before “Wednesday” premiered on Netflix last November, Joy Sunday thought her role…

Some European Nations See Warmest Start to the Year Ever Measured

In the coastal Spanish town of San Sebastián, residents swapped sweaters for T-shirts and headed to the beach for a swim. In Rome, tourists and locals strolled in the sunshine…