Jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape trial will head into its 4th day

Jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape trial will head into its 4th day

CNN  —  As disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein awaits a verdict from behind bars, a Los Angeles jury met Wednesday for a fourth day of deliberations in the former producer’s second sexual assault trial. Jurors began deliberations Friday and had deliberated for about 11 hours without a verdict before they returned Wednesday. After hearing weeks … Read more

In wake of baby formula crisis, critical report recommends major food safety changes at FDA

In wake of baby formula crisis, critical report recommends major food safety changes at FDA

CNN  —  To help prevent outbreaks of food-related illness and problems like the formula shortage that left many parents in the US without adequate access to food for their babies, the US Food and Drug Administration needs a clearer mission and a different kind of leadership, and it has to act with more urgency, according … Read more

Congress wants to grill Live Nation’s CEO over the Taylor Swift Ticketmaster fiasco

Congress wants to grill Live Nation’s CEO over the Taylor Swift Ticketmaster fiasco

New York CNN Business  —  Congress wants answers from the CEO of Ticketmaster’s parent company after a ticketing snafu ahead of Taylor Swift’s Eras tour left millions of unhappy Swifties without the ability to see the the singer-songwriter perform. In a letter addressed to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce … Read more

TSMC ups its Arizona chipmaking investment to $40 billion ahead of Biden’s visit

TSMC ups its Arizona chipmaking investment to  billion ahead of Biden’s visit

New York CNN Business  —  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is upping its investment in the United States, announcing Tuesday that it’s building a second semiconductor factory in Arizona and raising its investment there from $12 billion to $40 billion. The move marks one of the “largest foreign direct investments in the history of the United … Read more

Hawaii volcano: State activates National Guard as lava from Mauna Loa slowly inches closer to critical highway

Hawaii volcano: State activates National Guard as lava from Mauna Loa slowly inches closer to critical highway

CNN  —  Officials in Hawaii have activated the state’s National Guard to help in the response to the eruption of Mauna Loa, whose lava has been steadily oozing toward a critical highway for days. The fountains of lava that have been shooting from the volcano over the past week are not a threat to communities … Read more

8 million Laundress detergent products recalled over bacteria exposure risk

8 million Laundress detergent products recalled over bacteria exposure risk

New York CNN  —  The Laundress brand of detergent and household cleaning products has recalled about eight million products because of the possible presence of bacteria that could pose a health risk to consumers. The recalled items, manufactured by the pricey boutique brand between January 2021 and September 2022, include its laundry detergents, fabric conditioner … Read more

ChatGPT: This AI chatbot is dominating social media with its frighteningly good essays

ChatGPT: This AI chatbot is dominating social media with its frighteningly good essays

CNN  —  Imagine if Siri could write you a college essay, or Alexa could spit out a movie review in the style of Shakespeare. OpenAI last week opened up access to ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot that interacts with users in an eerily convincing and conversational way. Its ability to provide lengthy, thoughtful and thorough responses … Read more

The West just scrambled the oil market. What happens next is up to Russia

The West just scrambled the oil market. What happens next is up to Russia

London CNN Business  —  Most Russian crude oil exports to Europe are now banned, marking the boldest effort yet by the West to pile financial pressure on President Vladimir Putin as his brutal war in Ukraine enters its tenth month. The oil embargo, which was agreed upon in late May, took effect in the European … Read more

Moore County: FBI joins investigation into North Carolina power outage caused by ‘intentional’ attacks on substations as officials work to determine a motive and suspect

Moore County: FBI joins investigation into North Carolina power outage caused by ‘intentional’ attacks on substations as officials work to determine a motive and suspect

CNN  —  With no suspects or motive announced, the FBI is joining the investigation into power outages in a North Carolina county believed to have been caused by “intentional” and “targeted” attacks on substations that left around 40,000 customers in the dark Saturday night, prompting a curfew and emergency declaration. The mass outage in Moore … Read more

Is the worst over for bitcoin and the rest of crypto?

Is the worst over for bitcoin and the rest of crypto?

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. New York CNN Business  —  The meltdown of FTX has sent the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tumbling more than 60% this year…and the carnage has spread to publicly traded companies with … Read more