Are you eligible for the FCC's emergency internet discount program? Here's how to find out

March 06, 2021 at 15:03

New York (CNN Business) More help is coming soon for the millions of Americans struggling to afford high-speed internet at home, which has become essential for school, work and many other areas of life during the pandemic. will make use of those funds. Cong...

Vaccine selfies are everywhere. That's actually a good thing

March 06, 2021 at 14:58

(CNN Business) When Brittany Hall from upstate New York received her first Covid-19 vaccine after barely leaving home since last March, she pulled out her phone and took a selfie to mark the occasion. "I cried so hard the lady that helped me had to comfort...

Analysis: Detroit's mayor and Covid vaccine roulette

March 06, 2021 at 13:00

At a news conference Thursday, he said: "So, Johnson & Johnson is a very good vaccine. In a statement Friday, he said: "I have full confidence that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is both safe and effective. We are making plans now for Johnson & J...

At least 6 people hospitalized after a natural gas explosion and fire in Texas

March 06, 2021 at 08:02

(CNN) At least six employees of CenterPoint Energy were transported to local hospitals Friday after what the company described as a "natural gas incident." Company spokesperson Olivia Koch told CNN the incident occurred in Gleannloch Farms, near Spring, Tex...

A Black police officer in Florida was fired for using the n-word, but his police union wants him reinstated

March 06, 2021 at 03:04

(CNN) A Black police officer in Florida was fired this week after footage from his body camera showed him using the n-word during a personal phone call and while making an arrest last November. Delvin White, an eight-year veteran of the Tampa Police Departm...

Attorney for Cuomo accuser asks NY AG to protect all documents and notes of conversations from 'potential spoilation' by governor's administration

March 06, 2021 at 02:09

Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, sent a letter Friday to New York Attorney General Letitia James calling for all documents and notes of conversations related to her client's complaint to be maintained "without alteration." In the letter, Katz says Bennett...

NYC judge slams prosecutor's office behind the wrongful convictions of three men

March 06, 2021 at 01:44

(CNN) Three men were released from prison on Friday after the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) in the Queens, New York, District Attorney's Office found that they had been wrongfully convicted of double homicide. Today is the day, today is the day, today is...

Around 5,000 customers are still without water in Jackson, Mississippi, city official says

March 06, 2021 at 00:03

(CNN) Though thousands are still under boil water advisories, about 5,000 water customers in Jackson, Mississippi, don't any have service, a decline from earlier this week. Charles Williams, public works director in Jackson, said in a news conference Friday...

No 'mass exodus' in California during the pandemic, study finds

March 05, 2021 at 23:48

(CNN) No, Californians have not been packing up and leaving the Golden State en masse during the Covid-19 pandemic. That's despite some headlines and anecdotal claims to the contrary, according to a new study published Thursday by the nonpartisan California...

Capitol Hill has picked Shalanda Young to lead OMB -- but Biden hasn't yet

March 05, 2021 at 22:14

(CNN) Congressional Democrats are pushing President Joe Biden to nominate Shalanda Young to lead the Office of Management and Budget after Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination amid opposition in the Senate. Young is Biden's nominee to serve as deputy direct...

Biden administration tells facilities for migrant children to reopen to pre-pandemic levels

March 05, 2021 at 21:07

(CNN) The Biden administration has notified facilities caring for migrant children that they can open back up to pre-Covid-19 levels, acknowledging "extraordinary circumstances" due to a rising number of minors crossing the US-Mexico border, according to a...

New York state Senate passes bill to repeal Cuomo's emergency executive powers

March 05, 2021 at 20:20

Albany, New York (CNN) The New York State Senate passed a bill to repeal Gov. Andrew Cuomo's expanded emergency executive powers Friday. The vote split straight down the party lines, with all 20 Republican senators saying the bill does not go far enough to...

Twitter is testing an 'undo send' option

March 05, 2021 at 18:44

(CNN Business) Twitter is working on a feature that could offer users a short window of time to rethink posting a tweet even after they hit send. The company confirmed to CNN Business on Friday it is testing an undo option that would potentially let users r...

Your self-driving car still isn't ready. Smarter roads might change that

March 05, 2021 at 16:45

Washington, DC (CNN) Jaime Waydo spent years building self-driving cars at Waymo, and was quick to praise their abilities. Waymo's self-driving cars could see 360 degrees, she noted, while humans could see about 120 degrees. A Waymo self-driving car once sa...

US economic recovery finally gains steam

March 05, 2021 at 15:28

New York (CNN Business) The US economy added 379,000 jobs last month, far more than economists had expected, signaling the labor market recovery is finally gaining steam. The January numbers were also revised sharply higher to 166,000 added jobs versus 49,0...

Covid gutted many people financially, but others are doing better than ever

March 05, 2021 at 15:20

The pandemic, now in the beginning of its second year, has had a notable and unequal effect on Americans' financial well-being. While some people have lost jobs and income , others seem to be thriving. And the chances of falling into either camp vary by inc...

Opinion: A tax on financial transactions could rein in Wall Street's greed

March 05, 2021 at 13:57

It's been almost a year since the global financial sector had its last epic meltdown . The single most useful tool it could deploy in this effort would be a financial transactions tax (FTT). The point of such a tax is straightforward: to raise revenue and/o...

1 question every investor wants answered

March 05, 2021 at 12:56

What's happening: Concerns are growing that a strong economic recovery later this year will cause a spike in inflation. In recent days, Wall Street has become laser-focused on one big question: If significantly higher prices do materialize, will Federal Res...

LeBron James' political group turns focus to GOP-backed bills restricting voter access

March 05, 2021 at 12:01

Washington (CNN) The political organization founded by NBA superstar LeBron James and a host of other Black athletes and artists will kick off its post-2020 work with a focus on the wave of Republican-backed legislation aimed at restricting voter access in...

How TikTok made 'WandaVision' must-see TV

March 05, 2021 at 11:23

Not only are they easily digestible content, these fan-made clips also act as advertisements for "WandaVision." Their 15- to 60-second TikTok videos are the type of grassroots marketing and organic buzz that's valuable to streaming services like Disney+. A...