Microsoft layoffs: Big job cuts reportedly coming

Microsoft layoffs: Big job cuts reportedly coming

New York/London CNN  —  Microsoft (MSFT) could announce thousands of job cuts on Wednesday, according to multiple news reports, potentially becoming the latest tech company to cull its workforce as the global economy slows. Sky News, without naming sources, reported the layoffs would affect roughly 5% of the company’s workforce. Microsoft employs 221,000 people around … Read more

Pizza City Fest rolls into LA Live this April

Pizza City Fest rolls into LA Live this April

LOS ANGELES — It’s telling that the last delicious bite of pizza Steve Dolinsky enjoyed was in Los Angeles. Crafted from dough made with dried seaweed broth and topped with kimchi and bulgogi, the slice from Pi’ L.A. had “a beguiling flavor that you don’t find anywhere else.”  Dolinsky would know. The James Beard Award-winning … Read more

Brovary, Ukraine: Helicopter crash kills 18, including Ukrainian interior minister

Brovary, Ukraine: Helicopter crash kills 18, including Ukrainian interior minister

CNN  —  A helicopter crash near a kindergarten in the Kyiv region has killed at least 18 people, including Ukraine’s entire interior ministry leadership team, according to officials. At least 29 others were injured in the incident on Wednesday in the city of Brovary, on the outskirts of Ukraine’s capital, according to Oleksiy Kuleba, head … Read more

Mary and Jesus in the Eyes of Chinese Painters

Mary and Jesus in the Eyes of Chinese Painters

When Italian missionary Matteo Ricci arrived in China in 1583, he carried a mission with him: to forge a bridge for cultural exchanges between the West and the East that could change the course of history. Ricci achieved success, his arrival marking the beginning of the spread of Western books and art in the late … Read more

Tesla is not alone: 18 (and a half) other big stocks are headed for their worst year on record

Tesla is not alone: 18 (and a half) other big stocks are headed for their worst year on record

In the worst year for stocks since the Great Recession, several big names are headed for their worst year on record with just one trading day left in 2022. The S&P 500 index SPX, +1.75% and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.05% are both headed for their worst year since 2008, with declines of 20.6% … Read more

China will see continued weakness in 2023 consumer spending, says Peterson's Nicholas Lardy – CNBC Television

China will see continued weakness in 2023 consumer spending, says Peterson's Nicholas Lardy – CNBC Television

China will see continued weakness in 2023 consumer spending, says Peterson’s Nicholas Lardy  CNBC Television China needs to ‘stay in front’ of COVID to see a smooth reopening, strategist says  Yahoo Finance It’s going to take several months for Covid to work through China, says AEI’s Scissors  CNBC Television The near term will be bumpy for China, but … Read more

The most overlooked titles of 2022 in movies, TV, music, books and more

The most overlooked titles of 2022 in movies, TV, music, books and more

CNN  —  This was a doozy of a year, admittedly made even more overwhelming by the ever-expanding glut of content you know you want to consume. We seem to constantly be barraged by recommendations that have been enthusiastically served up by friends and loved ones – only for most of them to remain on our … Read more