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This is the last year writers can select Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens for the baseball Hall of Fame. Will they make it?

This is the last year writers can select Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens for the baseball Hall of Fame. Will they make it?

There was a time when seven-time National League MVP Barry Bonds and seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens were considered sure-fire, first-ballot Hall of Famers. But now, in their 10th year of eligibility, the two baseball legends have yet to be invited to the National Baseball Hall of Fame — and it’s far from…MORE

Starbucks is launching an energy drink

Starbucks is launching an energy drink

Starbucks is giving customers new ways to perk up: a line of energy drinks called Starbucks Baya Energy and a bunch of fresh flavors in the grocery aisle. Baya will be available for purchase at stores and online starting this week, and will go on sale at US Starbucks stores on March 1. The drink…MORE

Faltering global economy faces total pandemic hit of $14 trillion

Faltering global economy faces total pandemic hit of $14 trillion

The pandemic will continue to stoke uncertainty and inflation in its third year, undermining the global recovery from the coronavirus and pushing total economic losses toward $14 trillion. That’s according to the International Monetary Fund, which on Tuesday slashed its global growth forecast for 2022 by half a percentage point to 4.4%. The group said…MORE

Get ready for more wild swings. Volatile markets are back

Get ready for more wild swings. Volatile markets are back

After a long period of calm, market volatility has returned in dramatic fashion. What’s happening: US stock markets went on a rollercoaster ride Monday, plunging and then rallying all within the span of a single trading session. The S&P 500 index, at one point down almost 4%, finished the day 0.3% higher. Markets remain nervy…MORE

Sarah Palin allegedly flouted Covid-19 rules by dining indoors unvaccinated ahead of trial
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Sarah Palin allegedly flouted Covid-19 rules by dining indoors unvaccinated ahead of trial

A Manhattan restaurant is looking into its enforcement of vaccine requirements for indoor dining, after Sarah Palin allegedly dined there indoors while unvaccinated. Palin is in New York City for her defamation trial against the New York Times, which was delayed Monday morning after she tested positive for Covid-19. “She is, of course, unvaccinated,” said…MORE

State lawmakers move to confront threats against election workers

State lawmakers move to confront threats against election workers

Lawmakers in at least three states are considering measures to counter the onslaught of threats that state and local election officials have endured in the aftermath of the 2020 election. In Maine, a bill slated for debate in a legislative committee later this week would increase the penalty for threatening an election official with violence.…MORE

Schools in Flint, Michigan, are sticking with remote learning indefinitely. Families say they’re struggling to keep it up

Schools in Flint, Michigan, are sticking with remote learning indefinitely. Families say they’re struggling to keep it up

Students in Flint Community Schools have only been in the classroom about six months over the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and after the district’s announcement last week that distance learning would continue until further notice, some families — including some still dealing with the city’s water crisis — aren’t sure how…MORE

Elon Musk is about to get a lot richer

Elon Musk is about to get a lot richer

It’s been a rough start to 2022 for the world’s richest person. He’s not too worried, though. Elon Musk’s holdings of Tesla stock have lost about $30 billion this year through Monday’s close, as the stock slid 12%.But the next 12 months could be the most lucrative ever for Musk. If analysts are correct, Tesla…MORE

Biden administration to brief congressional staff on Ukraine crisis
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Biden administration to brief congressional staff on Ukraine crisis

The Biden administration will hold two classified bipartisan briefings Tuesday for House and Senate leadership aides and committee staff on the crisis with Russia and Ukraine, a White House official told CNN. The briefings come as up to 8,500 US troops have been put on heightened alert for a possible deployment to Eastern Europe as…MORE

Exclusive: Simply Lemonade is becoming a boozy beverage

Exclusive: Simply Lemonade is becoming a boozy beverage

Coca-Cola is turning another one of its drinks into an alcoholic alternative. It’s the company’s third boozy beverage as it taps into the growing canned cocktail craze. In a partnership between Molson Coors and Coke, the companies are launching Simply Spiked Lemonade, an alcoholic drink featuring the Simply brand’s fruit juice. Flavors include strawberry lemonade,…MORE

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