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Nigerian AI artist creates a fashion show for elderly people | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A fashion show that features elderly people as models is a rarity. One with elderly Black African models is even rarer. Perhaps that’s why Nigerian visual artist Malik Afegbua got so much attention from around the world when he posted images on social media last month showing seniors on a fashion runway, … Read more

‘We’re humans’: P-Square on their breakup, reuniting and a new album in the works | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Before music streaming was popular, Nigerian group P-Square was already among the pioneers of the sound now dubbed Afrobeats. Twin brothers Paul and Peter Okoye have experienced both highs and lows since their 2003 debut, including six studio albums and collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as … Read more

Their son was banned from school for 3 years because of his dreadlocks | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  For years, Alli Nansolo grappled with whether to cut his son’s dreadlocks or not. Although it is not a legal requirement in Malawi, an unwritten policy enforced across government schools meant his son was being denied admission because of his hair. Nansolo’s could not pay for private education for his son Ishmael … Read more

As the West surges toward electric cars, here’s where the unwanted gas guzzlers go | CNN

[ad_1] Cotonou, Benin CNN  —  Standing on the stony ground in the bustling Fifa Park car lot, Rokeeb Yaya is haggling over the price of a dark red car. It is one of a couple hundred vehicles, parked in long lines stretching out across the vast lot – some shiny and new-looking, others dented and … Read more

Africa may need its own central medicines agency, says Aspen Pharmacare CEO | CNN Business

[ad_1] London CNN  —  When Africa needs medicines, all too often the continent must look abroad. African nations consume about 25% of vaccines produced globally, but import nearly 99% of their supply, according to the African Union Development Agency. For packaged medicines, only 36% of demand is produced locally, and just 3% is supplied by … Read more

Supreme Court seems sympathetic to postal worker who didn’t work Sundays in dispute over religious accommodations | CNN Politics

[ad_1] CNN  —  The Supreme Court seemed to side with a former mail carrier, an evangelical Christian, who says the US Postal Service failed to accommodate his request to not work on Sundays. A lower court had ruled against the worker, Gerald Groff, holding that his request would cause an “undue burden” on the USPS … Read more

McCarthy makes plea for Republicans to back debt ceiling plan | CNN Politics

[ad_1] CNN  —  Speaker Kevin McCarthy made a plea to House Republicans during a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning to back his debt ceiling plan, telling them that although it doesn’t have to include everything they want, it will help get him to the negotiating table with President Joe Biden. McCarthy also told members that once … Read more

China’s economy shakes off Covid legacy to grow 4.5% in Q1 | CNN Business

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN  —  China’s economy got off to a solid start in 2023, as consumers went on a spending spree after three years of strict pandemic restrictions ended. Gross domestic product grew by 4.5% in the first quarter from a year ago, according to the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday. That beat … Read more

Family of victim and survivors of Indianapolis FedEx mass shooting file lawsuit against gun magazine manufacturer and distributors | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  The family of a victim and several survivors of a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis filed a lawsuit against companies involved in the manufacturing, marketing and sale of the high capacity magazine used by the gunman who killed 8 people and injured several others in 2021. The federal lawsuit, … Read more

Google-parent stock drops on fears it could lose search market share to AI-powered rivals | CNN Business

[ad_1] CNN  —  Shares of Google-parent Alphabet fell more than 3% in early trading Monday after a report sparked concerns that its core search engine could lose market share to AI-powered rivals, including Microsoft’s Bing. Last month, Google employees learned that Samsung was weighing making Bing the default search engine on its devices instead of … Read more

Still haven’t filed your taxes? Here’s what you need to know | CNN Business

[ad_1] New York CNN  —  So far this tax season, the IRS has received more than 100 million income tax returns for 2022. That means tens of millions of households have yet to file their returns. If yours is among them, here are some last-minute tax-filing tips to keep in mind as the Tuesday, April … Read more

Retail spending fell in March as consumers pull back | CNN Business

[ad_1] Washington, DC CNN  —  Spending at US retailers fell in March as consumers pulled back after the banking crisis fueled recession fears. Retail sales, which are adjusted for seasonality but not for inflation, fell by 1% in March from the prior month, the Commerce Department reported on Friday. That was steeper than an expected … Read more

Silicon Valley Bank collapse renews calls to address disparities impacting entrepreneurs of color | CNN Business

[ad_1] CNN  —  When customers at Silicon Valley Bank rushed to withdraw billions of dollars last month, venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton stepped in to help some of the founders of color who panicked about losing access to payroll funds. As a Black woman with nearly 10 years of business experience, Hamilton knew the options for … Read more

‘A definitive backslide.’ Inside fashion’s worrying runway trend | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Now that the Fall-Winter 2023 catwalks have been disassembled, it’s clear one trend was more pervasive than any collective penchant for ruffles, pleated skirts or tailored coats. Across runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris, there was a notable scarcity of plus-size models. This comes at a time when there are … Read more

The $500 billion beauty industry’s ‘green’ ambitions are a patchwork at best. And they’re falling short | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  The escalating climate crisis is shifting many people’s purchasing patterns and this extends to the $500 billion dollar global beauty industry which is grappling with a range of sustainability challenges across product manufacturing, packaging and disposal. Strategy and consulting firm Simon Kucher’s Global Sustainability Study 2021 found 60% of consumers around the … Read more

Britain’s pound is beating every other major currency this year | CNN Business

[ad_1] London CNN  —  The British pound crashed to a record low last fall as investors rebelled against budget plans by former Prime Minister Liz Truss. Now, it’s enjoying a comeback. Sterling hit its highest level against the US dollar in 10 months on Tuesday, topping $1.25 for the first time since June 2022. The … Read more

The four astronauts NASA picked for the first crewed moon mission in 50 years | CNN

[ad_1] Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Astronauts who will helm the first crewed moon mission in five decades were revealed on Monday, queuing up the quartet to begin training for the historic Artemis II lunar flyby that is … Read more

Micron Technology: China probes US chip maker for cybersecurity risks as tech tension escalates | CNN Business

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN  —  China has launched a cybersecurity probe into Micron Technology, one of America’s largest memory chip makers, in apparent retaliation after US allies in Asia and Europe announced new restrictions on the sale of key technology to Beijing. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) will review products sold by Micron in … Read more

Rewakening the ‘inflation monster,’ OPEC+ moves to send US gas prices higher | CNN Business

[ad_1] New York CNN  —  OPEC and its allies’ surprise move to slash oil production will soon be felt at US gas pumps. The group known as OPEC+ announced Sunday it would cut oil production by more than 1.6 million barrels a day starting in May, running through the end of the year. The news … Read more

Video shows moment of deadly explosion at cafe in Russia | CNN

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Dogecoin jumps after Elon Musk replaces Twitter bird with Shiba Inu | CNN Business

[ad_1] New York CNN  —  Twitter’s traditional bird icon was booted and replaced with an image of a Shiba Inu, an apparent nod to dogecoin, the joke cryptocurrency that CEO Elon Musk is being sued over. Musk addressed the change Monday afternoon, tweeting, “as promised” above an image of a year-old conversation in which another … Read more

Study finds slightly higher risk of autism diagnosis in areas with more lithium in drinking water, but experts say more research is needed | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A new study found a moderately higher risk of autism spectrum disorder in children born to pregnant people exposed to tap water with higher levels of lithium, but experts caution that this association does not show a direct link between the two. About 1 in 36 children in the US is diagnosed … Read more

This boiled bag of offal is banned in the US. In Scotland it’s a fine-dining treat | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Anthony Bourdain loved haggis. But even the late, great American chef, writer and television host recognized that Scotland’s national dish, with its “sinister sheep parts” wrapped in a shroud of mystery and half-invented history, could be a hard sell. “Don’t let them tell you otherwise, that’s really one of life’s great pleasures,” … Read more

HSBC’s top execs face tense shareholders calling for a breakup | CNN Business

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN  —  HSBC’s top brass defended their strategy Monday to frustrated shareholders in the lender’s largest market, as Europe’s biggest bank continued to face calls to be split up. At an informal shareholder meeting in Hong Kong, Chairman Mark Tucker and CEO Noel Quinn took questions from investors on issues ranging from … Read more

French minister under fire for Playboy magazine cover | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  French government minister Marlene Schiappa has come under fire from members of her own party after appearing on the front cover of Playboy magazine. Schiappa, who has been a government minister since 2017, appeared on the cover of the magazine to accompany a 12-page interview she did on women’s and LGBT rights. … Read more