CDC officials sound alarm for gay and bisexual men as monkeypox spreads in community

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday alerted gay and bisexual men that monkeypox appears … Read more

Tax breaks aren’t prime reason for high-net-worth philanthropy

Maria Teijeiro | OJO Images | Getty Images Tax breaks aren’t the primary incentive for philanthropy among the ultra-wealthy, according to BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s inaugural Charitable Giving Study. The report, polling 200 individuals with wealth ranging from $5 million to more than $25 million, found the top three motivators were personal satisfaction, connection to … Read more

Monkeypox outbreak is primarily spreading through sex, WHO officials say

An outbreak of the monkeypox virus in North America and Europe is primarily spreading through sex among men with about 200 confirmed and suspected cases across at least a dozen countries, World Health Organization officials said Monday. The outbreak has quickly advanced across Europe and North America over the last week and is expected to … Read more

JPMorgan Chase, Gap, VMWare & more

People pass the JP Morgan Chase & Co. Corporate headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Mike Segar | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. JPMorgan Chase – JPMorgan rose 7% after the bank said it expects to reach key return targets sooner than planned thanks to rising interest … Read more

Starbucks will exit Russia after 15 years, closing 130 licensed cafes

A woman drinks coffee in a Starbucks in a mall in Khimki outside Moscow. Alexander Natruskin | Russia After 15 years operating in Russia, Starbucks will exit the market, joining companies like McDonald’s, Exxon Mobil and British American Tobacco in withdrawing from the country completely. The coffee giant announced Monday that it will no longer … Read more

This advisor uses FinTok to reach next-generation of female investors

Brittney Castro Source: Brittney Castro Brittney Castro began her career as a financial advisor at just 22. For her, being a young woman in an older, male-dominated profession, was an asset, so to speak, rather than a liability. Less than 33% of financial advisors are women, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even … Read more

Belgium introduces mandatory monkeypox quarantine as global cases rise

In this 1971 Center For Disease Control handout photo, monkeypox-like lesions are shown on the arm and leg of a female child in Bondua, Liberia. CDC | Getty Images Belgium has become the first country to introduce a mandatory 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients as cases of the disease — typically endemic to Africa — … Read more

Pfizer says third Covid vaccine shot for kids under 5 is 80% effective against omicron

A healthcare worker administers a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a child at vaccination site in San Francisco, California, US, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pfizer and BioNTech’s three-dose Covid vaccine for children six months to 5-years-old was 80% effective at preventing illness during the omicron wave, according … Read more

Meet the veteran growth investor who picks stocks like Warren Buffett

Michael Li, the veteran portfolio manager at American Century Investments, is drawing comparisons with Warren Buffett even though his bread and butter is growth investing. The Kansas City, Mo.-based manager has been picking stocks for the firm since the early 2000s, focusing on high-quality growth companies. The biggest mutual fund it oversees — American Century … Read more

Google, Meta, Amazon to benefit from Ukraine war, Martin Sorrell says

Martin Sorrell, founder and chairman of media firm S4 Capital, believes the war in Ukraine has the potential to benefit three of America’s biggest tech firms. “I’m very bullish on the tech giants … because the war will have an impact on them,” Sorrell told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos Monday. He … Read more