Tech stocks fall as the Dow and S&P 500 drop in volatile session

US stock indices fell and the sell-off in tech stocks deepened as investor worries about economic growth and rising interest rates continued to weigh on markets. The S&P 500 fell 2% on Tuesday afternoon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite slipped 3.3%. Investors are eyeing a series of signals … Read more

As monkeypox panic spreads, African doctors see double standard

Placeholder while loading article actions DAKAR, Senegal — In a part of Nigeria that has been dealing with monkeypox outbreaks for years, a doctor saw the photos circulating in Western media this week and laughed. ” Those are the very serious cases,” said Oyewale Tomori, a virologist in the southwest of the country. “Like, ‘Ahh! … Read more

Tech futures sell off as Snap plunges on profit warning

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell Tuesday morning, while tech stocks plunged, as Instantaneous (SNAP) plunged 39% after warning that its second-quarter earnings and revenue would fall below the low of its own previous outlook. Meanwhile, Enlarge video (ZM) climbed about 5% after reporting better-than-expected first-quarter results on Monday night. X With Zoom, Automatic Advance … Read more

Map: Where has monkeypox been detected so far?

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it expects to find more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease has not yet been identified. Between May 13 and May 21, at least 92 laboratory-confirmed and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox were reported to WHO from 12 countries where the virus is … Read more

Big resignation? Why it’s not a good idea to quit right before a possible recession

The big quit — a term coined at the height of the coronavirus pandemic as employees quit their jobs in their strips — is still in full swing. But as signs of a coming recession, you might want to think twice before jumping ship. Four million workers left their jobs in April in the United … Read more

What is “Paxlovid Mouth” and why is it so unpleasant?

Loss or alteration of taste (dysgeusia) is a common symptom of COVID. It is also a side effect of several diseases and drugs, including Paxlovid, the new antiviral drug to treat COVID infection. Although it affects less than 6% of people who receive Paxlovid, some report an “awful” taste that appeared shortly after starting the … Read more

What is “Paxlovid Mouth” and why is it so unpleasant?

Loss or alteration of taste (dysgeusia) is a common symptom of COVID. It is also a side effect of several diseases and drugs, including Paxlovid, the new antiviral drug to treat COVID infection. Although it affects less than 6% of people who receive Paxlovid, some report an “awful” taste that appeared shortly after starting the … Read more

New research could explain the unexpected effects of common painkillers, including ibuprofen and aspirin

A new study has uncovered a previously unknown process by which some NSAID painkillers affect the body. This may explain why different NSAIDs can have unexpected effects on many diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Pain and inflammation are usually treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin. However, even at similar … Read more

Futures contracts: what to do when the stock market rebounds; 6 stocks to watch

Dow Jones futures were lower, while technology futures sold late after Monday’s stock market rebound. Enlarge video (ZM) briefly jumped more than 17% after better-than-expected first-quarter results. Automatic Advance rooms (PAA) and Heico (HEI) also reported late. And Instantaneous (SNAP) slumped 30% after warning that its second-quarter revenue would fall below its low target. X … Read more

Passengers stayed on planes for hours at Reagan National after storms

Placeholder while loading article actions Thais Austin wanted to return home to the District after a weekend visit with her family to Jacksonville, Florida. Instead, she said she and other passengers were stuck in the taxiway at Reagan National Airport for three hours Sunday night, unable to get out of their plane. “At first they … Read more