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Jails can spread coronavirus to nearby communities, study finds

Jails can spread coronavirus to nearby communities, study finds

Jails can be a large source of coronavirus spread both inside the facility and in the surrounding communities, researchers reported Monday. Inmates going in and out of Chicago’s Cook County Jail appear to have carried the infection as they went, the researchers reported in the journal Health Affairs. Across the country, those behind bars have…MORE

10 ways sleep can change your life

10 ways sleep can change your life

What if someone told you there was a magic potion by which you could prevent disease, improve your intellect, reduce your stress and be nicer to your family while you’re all cooped up together during the pandemic? It sounds too good to be true, as if solving those problems would really require dietary supplements, workout…MORE

Ta-Nehisi Coates is guest editing the September issue of Vanity Fair

Ta-Nehisi Coates is guest editing the September issue of Vanity Fair

Award-winning author and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will guest edit the September issue of Vanity Fair, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Radhika Jones told CNN Business in an exclusive interview. The issue will focus on art, activism and power in 21st century America. Jones said she and Coates had been talking about the opportunity for a while. Vanity…MORE

BP will slash oil production by 40% and pour billions into green energy

BP will slash oil production by 40% and pour billions into green energy

BP is planning to slash oil and gas production and pour billions of dollars into clean energy as part of a major strategic overhaul unveiled on Tuesday alongside a huge second quarter loss and dividend cut. The London-based company said that it plans a 10-fold increase in annual low carbon investments to $5 billion by…MORE

Apple is the world’s most valuable public company. $2 trillion beckons

Apple is the world’s most valuable public company. $2 trillion beckons

Apple has lapped Saudi Aramco to become the most valuable public company on Earth — and don’t expect the rankings to flip again any time soon. What’s happening: Apple shares jumped more than 10% on Friday after the company reported earnings, reaching an all-time high. The stock rose another 2.5% on Monday to $435.75, giving…MORE

Amazon was selling shoes using the N-word until a UK lawmaker complained

Amazon was selling shoes using the N-word until a UK lawmaker complained

Amazon has removed a post selling shoes described as “n***er brown” after a British lawmaker discovered the listing while shopping online, prompting calls for tighter controls on Amazon’s item descriptions. “Just buying brown brogues tonight leads to this racist micro aggression. Is it 2020 or 1720? Please ⁦⁦@amazon⁩ take it down,” wrote David Lammy on…MORE

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