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The Flower Moon, captured in breathtaking photos, occurred across the world on May 23, 2024. The last full moon of spring gets its name from the abundance of flowers during this time in the Northern Hemisphere, symbolizing the transition into summer. The Flower Moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Anadolu via Getty Images Flower Moon rises behind the skyline of midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building in New York…

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There is progress on implementing Calgary’s housing strategy, but it may be some time before any benefits begin to take hold, according to city officials. City councillors on the Community Development Committee received an update on the strategy Wednesday, after its approval by council in September.According to city administration, five…

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William Lai, Taiwan’s new president, has vowed to strike more investment deals, support Ukraine and partner up with other democracies. ADVERTISEMENTTaiwan, the self-ruling, high-tech island that has become a flashpoint in the deepening rivalry between China and the West, has entered a new political chapter.Lai Ching-te, also known as William…

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.The writer is founder and chief investment officer of Verdad AdvisersTrailing performance has not exactly been a selling point for value investment strategies in recent memory. As the last 15 years unfolded, a wave of bad performance has seen allocators shift remorselessly away from the strategy of investing primarily at undervalued companies to more growth-orientated approaches.This…

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The NCAA and the nation’s five biggest conferences have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims, a monumental decision that sets the stage for a groundbreaking revenue-sharing model that could start directing millions of dollars directly to athletes as soon as the 2025 fall semester.The deal still must be approved by the federal judge overseeing the case and challenges could arise, but if the agreement stands it will mark the beginning of a new era in college sports where athletes are compensated more like professionals and schools can compete for talent using direct payments.“There’s…

Celine Dion knew something wasn’t right with her body for more than a decade before she received a diagnosis.In a May 23 interview with Vogue, the singer, who now knows she has stiff person syndrome, recalled the early signs and symptoms of the rare neurological disorder. It was 2008 and Dion was on her Taking Chances World Tour. “Quite rapidly, I was having difficulty controlling my voice,” Dion said. A visit to the otolaryngologist, or the ENT, found no abnormalities. “They looked at (my vocal cords) from every angle, and they said it was pristine,” said Dion. So, she kept going.…

Researchers are still seeking to understand how microplastics impact the cardiovascular system. One study’s results identified polymer types in human blood from blood donors and broke down the most common types, sizes, and characteristics. The results support the idea that the bloodstream carries microplastics throughout the body and that microplastics may pose an increased risk for cardiovascular problems. Evidence continues to grow regarding the presence of microplastics in the human body.A study recently published in Environmental International examined the makeup of microplastics in human blood. Researchers examined the whole blood of 20 healthy participants.Eighteen of them had blood that contained…

Check out the companies making headlines in extended trading. Ross Stores – Shares of the discount clothing store jumped 7%. Ross Stores reported first quarter earnings of $1.46 per share on revenue of $4.86 billion. Analysts polled by LSEG anticipated earnings of $1.35 per share and revenue of $4.83 billion. Workday — The enterprise management company pulled back 10% after the company’s subscription revenue guidance missed Wall Street estimates. Workday expects second-quarter subscription revenue guidance of $1.895 billion, while consensus forecasts called for $1.9 billion, per StreetAccount. Intuit – The owner of TurboTax fell 7% on soft guidance for the…

French archaeologists recently discovered the remains of an American hospital dating to World War I. In a French language press release translated into English, the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) explained the camp was found at Gagnerie du Tertre, located in a town called Savenay. Savenay is in the region of Pays de la Loire in northwestern France. The recently excavated hospital, which had been reduced to rubble, was built so Americans no longer needed to rely on French hospitals, the May 16 press release explained. “Connected by ambulances and medical trains, several hundred hospital structures [were] being built across the…

Americans’ retirement account balances are at their highest level in more than two years due to a combination of increased savings rates and positive market conditions, new findings from Fidelity Investments show. Fidelity’s Q1 2024 Retirement Analysis released Thursday, its latest update tracking the savings behaviors and balances of 45 million accounts, determined retirement balance averages hit a level not seen since the fourth quarter of 2021. The study found average 401(k) savings rates hit a record high of 14.2% in the first three months of the year, while the average balance rose 6% to $125,900. Both employee and employer…

The first two deaths from waterborne bacterial disease were reported in southern Brazil, where floodwaters were slowly receding, and health authorities warned additional fatalities were likely.Rio Grande do Sul state’s health secretariat confirmed the death of a 33-year-old man due to leptospirosis on Wednesday. On Monday, authorities registered that a 67-year-old man had died from the same infectious disease. Since the beginning of May, 29 cases of the waterborne disease have been confirmed in the state.WATER RATIONING ORDERED AS SEVERE FLOODING DEVASTATES SOUTHERN BRAZILThe flooding over about a two-week period killed at least 161 people, with 82 still missing, state…

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.Anglo American has extended talks with BHP over a takeover bid, keeping the prospect alive of the largest-ever deal in the mining sector, even after the UK-listed group rejected a third £38.6bn approach.BHP now has until 5pm UK time on May 29 to make a formal bid for its smaller rival after increasing the number of shares on offer to Anglo investors in its third and “final” deal proposal.Anglo will continue to engage with BHP for a further week, despite saying that…

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.Record sales of artificial intelligence chips sent Nvidia’s revenue soaring 262 per cent in the past quarter, beating lofty expectations, and its chief executive said its blockbuster growth was set to continue this year with the launch of a new line of chips. Jensen Huang told investors the company would see “a lot” of revenue from its new Blackwell chips this year as it profits from exploding demand for the computing power behind generative AI.Blackwell will contribute to a new phase of…

The Justice Department and several states are expected to file a lawsuit as soon as Thursday against Live Nation Inc, citing alleged antitrust violations at least in part due to the market dominance of the company’s Ticketmaster unit, a person briefed on the planned legal action said. A successful antritrust case could potentially lead to sweeping changes in the market for live events – an industry that came under intense scrutiny in 2022 after glitches at Ticketmaster blocked millions from purchasing tickets for Taylor Swift’s “Eras” tour. For many critics of Live Nation, the Swift debacle revealed how a lack…

Last updated: May 22, 2024 19:55 EDT | 2 min read Dogecoin Holders Are Ditching DOGE for This New ICO – Could It Deliver 1,000% Gains? / Source: TradingView As the Dogecoin (DOGE) price remains wedged to the south of $0.17 resistance, Dogecoin holders are ditching their DOGE tokens for a new ICO called 5thScape (5SCAPE), which some investors are betting will become a major leader in the crypto AR/VR space.Dogecoin was last changing hands around $0.1650, up 11% so far this week in tandem with a broader market rally.Under normal circumstances, now might not be the best time for…

As Americans head to the polls in 2024, the very future of our country is at stake. At HuffPost, we believe that a free press is critical to creating well-informed voters. That’s why our journalism is free for everyone, even though other newsrooms retreat behind expensive paywalls.Our journalists will continue to cover the twists and turns during this historic presidential election. With your help, we’ll bring you hard-hitting investigations, well-researched analysis and timely takes you can’t find elsewhere. Reporting in this current political climate is a responsibility we do not take lightly, and we thank you for your support.Contribute as…

The milk section of the supermarket can be downright confusing and overwhelming. Store shelves are flooded with many “milk” options, including multiple dairy varieties and countless plant-based choices. The average American consumes about 130 pounds of milk product per year and milk substitutes accounted for three billion dollars of revenue in the United States in 2020 — and by 2025 that number is predicted to increase to almost four billion.Clearly, milk is a staple in the American diet, and choosing a healthy one can benefit your health. To help you navigate the dairy aisle, we’ve rounded up the healthiest milk…

The currently agreed-on premise is that the clumping of certain proteins in the brain is a driving factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from The Buck Institute for Research in Novato, CA, now say there are other proteins in these brain clumps that have been largely ignored so far, and that could also play a role in the development of this form of dementia. Using a worm model, scientists found that both the natural aging process and beta-amyloid drive some proteins to become insoluble. Researchers used a compound to boost the quality of mitochondrial health in the proteins that had become…

E.l.f Beauty products.Courtesy: e.l.f BeautyE.l.f. Beauty posted its first billion-dollar fiscal year on Wednesday as sales spiked 77%, but the retailer’s shares fell as it said it expects its growth to slow.The eyes, lip, face company, known for its viral marketing and prowess in winning over younger consumers, issued guidance that came in lower than analysts had forecast.Here is how E.l.f. Beauty did in its fourth fiscal quarter compared to what Wall Street was expecting, based on a survey of analysts by LSEG:Earnings per share: 53 cents adjusted vs. 32 cents expectedRevenue: $321.1 million vs. $292.6 million expectedThe company reported…

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