Hurricane Florence weakens slightly as it churns toward the Carolinas, but ‘life-threatening’ storm surges and flooding remain likely

NASA via AP Hurricane Florence, weakened to a Category 2 storm late Wednesday night on its way to the shores of the Carolinas, the National Hurricane Center said. The National Hurricane Center warned that a “life-threatening storm surge and rainfall” to the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic states remains likely with tropical-storm-force winds arriving Thursday. Hurricane and storm […]

Berkshire Hathaway profit surges as economy gives Buffett a boost

Dennis Van Tine/AP Berkshire Hathaway reported a 67% jump in second-quarter profit, boosted by a growing economy. Underwriting profit at the Geico auto insurance unit more than quintupled. Berkshire ended June with $ 111.1 billion of cash and equivalents, some of which Buffett could use to repurchase stock under a new policy giving him and […]

Russian dating app traffic surges as football World Cup fever rises

The Moscow fan area set up in the iconic Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) for the World Cup has been dubbed the “flirt-zone” with both Russian and foreign fans vying for each others’ attention. Dating apps have seen a significant surge in users since the tournament kicked off in the Russian capital last week.Tinder experienced a […]

Anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party surges in polls amid EU’s Eurosceptic wave

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats have gained ground in a recent poll, pulling almost even with the ruling Social Democrats, ahead of an election in September. Similar parties have won recent elections in Slovenia and Italy. The poll, conducted for Sweden’s Expressen newspaper and published Monday, has put the Sweden Democrats in second place, with 21 […]

Tesla surges after Elon Musk says the first ‘full self-driving features’ are coming in August (TSLA)

YouTube / SpaceX Tesla‘s version 9 software should arrive in August, CEO Elon Musk said over the weekend. The first update since 2016 “will begin to enable full self-driving feature,” he tweeted. Musk also gave updates on the Roadster’s “SpaceX” package, which will include compressed air “thrusters” Follow Tesla in real-time here.  Tesla surged more […]

Stocks slide as 10-year Treasury yield surges to its highest level since 2011

Lucas Jackson/Reuters Stocks fell on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing in the red for the first time in eight sessions, as bond yields spiked to multi-year highs on the back of strong economic data and the US entered another round of trade talks with China. The dollar rose against its major peers.  […]

Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling surges to highest in almost a YEAR

The pound has reached new highs against the euro in almost a year. Currently trading at 1.154, the surge follows a steady week when it struggled between 1.147 and 1.148. The exchange rate has been affected by the European Central Bank’s latest policy meeting. This saw the euro fall as they discussed the Eurozone inflation […]

NHS prescriptions for 'seductive' opioid painkillers surges by 80 per cent in ten years

The majority were for chronic and prolonged ailments like back pain, but some say they are ineffective in as many as 90 per cent of cases. Opioids, mainly fentanyl, oxycodone, tramadol, morphine sulfate, buprenorphine cost £263million a year, NHS Digital figures show, but there is controversy over their “seductive” effect. The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, […]

Ratings: This Is Us Surges With Finale, Leading Rise to Solid Start

NBC’s This Is Us closed its sophomore run on Tuesday night with 10.9 million total viewers and a 2.7 demo rating, surging 23 and 17 percent to equal and hit its best numbers since Nov. 28. TVLine readers gave the wedding/flash-forwardy episode an average grade of “A-.” RELATEDNBC’s Rise Premiere: We’ve Got Burning Questions! Opening NBC’s […]