CDC urges older Americans to get booster shots as hospitalizations soar

CDC urges older Americans to get booster shots as hospitalizations soar

Shana Alesi administers a second COVID-19 booster shot to Army veteran Robert Hall at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on April 01, 2022 in Hines, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week urged older Americans to get a Covid booster shot to increase their protection against the … Read more

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says rising monkeypox cases suggest it’s spread ‘pretty wide’

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says rising monkeypox cases suggest it's spread 'pretty wide'

The rising number of monkeypox cases in the US and Europe suggests the virus has already spread widely across communities, but it won’t likely cause a major epidemic like Covid, Pfizer board member and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. “Now that there’s been community spread, it may be hard to … Read more

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 launch: What’s at stake

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft aboard is seen as it is rolled out to the launchpad for the OFT-2 mission scheduled to lift off on May 19, 2022. Joel Kowsky | NASA Boeing is set to make another attempt to reach the International Space Station with its Starliner vsassume … Read more

McDonalds to sell its Russian business but try to keep its workers

A McDonalds store is lit up at night surrounded by snow in Russia.

McDonald’s has started the process of selling its Russian business, which includes 850 restaurants that employ 62,000 people, making it the latest major Western corporation to exit Russia since it invaded Ukraine in February. Key points: McDonald’s plans to sell its stores that have been temporarily closed since March in Russia The franchise seeks to … Read more

Supercheap Auto worker in confrontation with alleged shoplifter using pram leaves company

Supercheap Auto worker in confrontation with alleged shoplifter using pram leaves company

A Supercheap Auto worker who confronted a woman as she allegedly used a pram to steal from a Gold Coast store has left the company. The employee was stood down from his position this week as the retailer conducted a review into the incident. The decision to stand him down sparked a backlash against the … Read more

Google unveils new smartphone, watch and tablet as part of suite of new products

Google has unveiled an expanded lineup of hardware products in the latest sign it remains committed to moving beyond its core advertising business and competing with the likes of Apple. Google, at its first in-person developer conference in three years, announced three new smartphones and its first in-house smartwatch, as well as plans to release … Read more

Avocado prices: Why Australia farmers are dumping truckloads of the fruit despite massive food inflation

Avocado prices: Why Australia farmers are dumping truckloads of the fruit despite massive food inflation

It’s a scenario that would confuse and frustrate any Australian consumer – thousands of avocados being dumped amid the highest food price inflation in years. But farmers have defended the measure, saying it’s a necessary evil to prevent them going into the red. See in the video above: Staggering number of avocados found at Queensland … Read more

Your bank might be putting its interest rate up by more than it needs to. Here’s why

Australian currency

Amid real cost of living pressures, how would you feel if you knew the big four banks were raising the cost of your mortgage to pump up their profit margins? It appears the banks are using a lack of understanding about how monetary policy is implemented to charge mortgage borrowers more than their costs are … Read more

Baby boomers under fire as younger generations hit back over rate hike and suggestion they’re too soft

Baby boomers under fire as younger generations hit back over rate hike and suggestion they're too soft

The generation divide has been well and truly exposed when it comes to Tuesday’s interest rate hike. The West Australian’s front page on Wednesday, where an 85-year-old retired scoffs at the Reserve Bank of Australia’s first rate increase in nearly 12 years, has been flooded with comments from millennials and baby boomers to those in … Read more