Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people undergoing bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to people of a similar weight, people who underwent one of the four types of weight-loss surgery … Read more

Some auto insurers refuse to cover some Hyundai and Kia models

CNN — Progressive and State Farm, two of America’s largest auto insurers, are refusing to underwrite policies in certain cities for some older Hyundai and Kia models that the companies say are too easy to steal. Several reports say the companies have stopped offering insurance for these vehicles in cities such as Denver, Colorado and … Read more

FTX creditors include Goldman Sachs, New York Times and Netflix

New York CNN — Recently unsealed bankruptcy documents revealed thousands of creditors to whom FTX owes money after the once-powerful crypto exchange collapsed in November. Wall Street heavyweights, including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, were named in the list of creditors, which includes companies, charities, individuals and other entities in a 116-page document filed late Wednesday. … Read more

Gautam Adani’s company loses $50 billion in market value after short seller report

New Delhi CNN — The value of Gautam Adani’s business empire has collapsed by more than $50 billion this week since Hindenburg Research, a US company that makes money from short selling, published a damning report accusing it of fraud. India’s Adani Group has labeled Hindenburg’s allegations as “baseless” and “malicious” and is considering legal … Read more

Russia attacks cities in Ukraine hours after Western countries pledged tanks to Kiev

CNN — Ukraine has urged the West to get military equipment into the hands of its troops as soon as possible, as Russia fired missiles at Kiev and other Ukrainian cities just hours after Germany and the US announced their plans to bring modern tanks to the country. to deliver. Russia fired 55 missiles at … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond says it can no longer pay its debts

CNN — The end could be near for struggling retailer Bed Bath & Beyond, as it warned in a filing Thursday that it had received a default notice from its lender, JPMorgan Chase. Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) plunged more than 20% on the news, to about $2.56 per share. The company said … Read more

BuzzFeed says it will use AI to create content, stock up 150%

New York CNN — BuzzFeed said Thursday it will partner with ChatGPT creator OpenAI to use artificial intelligence to help create content for its audience, marking a milestone in how media companies are implementing the new technology in their businesses. Jonah Peretti, the company’s co-founder and CEO, told employees in a memo that they can … Read more

Mortgage rates are falling ahead of next week’s Fed meeting

Washington, DC CNN — Mortgage rates fell slightly this week and remained nearly flat ahead of the closely watched Federal Reserve meeting to set interest rates next week. Fixed-rate 30-year mortgages averaged 6.13% in the week ending Jan. 26, up from 6.15% the week before, according to Freddie Mac data released Thursday. A year ago, … Read more

FBI has seized website used by notorious ransomware gang

CNN — The FBI has seized a website that a notorious ransomware gang, which has extorted more than $100 million from victim organizations, used to disgrace its victims, according to a post on the website. The dark web website of the so-called Hive ransomware group carried a message on Thursday that it had been taken … Read more

From China to Japan, deadly cold grips East Asia. Experts say it’s the “new normal.”

Hong-Kong CNN — A deadly cold snap gripping East Asia has claimed the lives of at least four people in Japan after freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall during the Lunar New Year holiday caused travel chaos, with climate experts warning that such extremes weather conditions had become the “new normal”. Japanese officials said all four … Read more