For many neurodiverse people, ‘The Sims’ has been a lifelong comfort

For many neurodiverse people, 'The Sims' has been a lifelong comfort

Pixel by pixel, life-simulation game “The Sims” has been providing that experience for more than 20 years. Since its first release in 2000, “The Sims” has become one of the best-selling PC games in the world. Time has not dulled its shine, either. “Sims” creators on Twitch and YouTube put the game through its paces, … Read more

Why world’s first malaria shot won’t reach millions of children who need it

Why world's first malaria shot won't reach millions of children who need it

LONDON/KISUMU, Kenya, July 13 (Reuters) – After decades of work, the World Health Organization endorsed the first-ever malaria vaccine last year – a historic milestone that promised to drive back a disease that kills a child every minute. In reality, efforts are falling well short of that, with a lack of funding and commercial potential … Read more

NYC monkeypox cases double again; officials hold town hall

NYC monkeypox cases double again;  officials hold town hall

Monkeypox town hall Health officials are looking to work with organizations, representatives, and advocates from LGBTQ community to share resources, answer questions, and get feedback. Dr. Mary Bassett, the state’s health commissioner, and Dr. Ashwin Vasan, the city’s health commissioner, hosted a joint virtual town hall to update the public on the monkeypox outbreak. NEW … Read more

Exclusive: Binance served crypto traders in Iran despite US sanctions, customers say

Exclusive: Binance served crypto traders in Iran despite US sanctions, customers say

Seven Iranians say used Binance for crypto after US reimposed Iran sanctions Weak background checks, deep liquidity drew Iranians to Binance, traders say News of Iranian trading on Binance could draw US regulatory scrutiny, lawyers say LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – The world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, continued to process trades by clients in Iran … Read more

Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Average age of vessels up more than two years since 2017 New emissions rules may force older ships to go slower One-fifth of ships fitted with energy saving devices New vessels and alternative fuels the long-term solution LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – If shipping is the beating heart of global trade, its pulse is about … Read more

Shares slide ahead of US inflation data, earnings hurdles

Shares slide ahead of US inflation data, earnings hurdles

People pass by an electronic screen showing Japan’s Nikkei share price index inside a conference hall in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register European shares down 1.3%, S&P 500 futures off 0.8% Dollar tops 137 yen before US CPI, inflation expectations Banks kick off earnings … Read more

Recession? What recession? Just don’t quit before lunch!

Recession?  What recession?  Just don't quit before lunch!

A restaurant advertising jobs looks to attract workers in Oceanside, California, US, May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 8 (Reuters) – Jay Baker is not worried about a recession. He worries about whether his new workers will keep leaving before the end of their first … Read more

Mars, birth rates, but no Twitter: Elon Musk captivates Sun Valley moguls

Mars, birth rates, but no Twitter: Elon Musk captivates Sun Valley moguls

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, US, June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 9 (Reuters) – Elon Musk avoided discussing the collapsed Twitter deal, only repeating allegations of fake account issues at the social media … Read more

Twitter vows legal fight after Musk pulls out of $44 billion deal

Twitter vows legal fight after Musk pulls out of $44 billion deal

July 8 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, the chief executive officer of Tesla (TSLA.O) and the world’s richest person, said on Friday he was terminating his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter (TWTR.N) because the social media company had breached multiple provisions of the merger agreement. Twitter’s chairman, Bret Taylor, said on the micro-blogging platform that … Read more

US dollar flat in choppy trading after payrolls beat expectations

US dollar flat in choppy trading after payrolls beat expectations

US payrolls exceed expectations in June Rate futures price in 75-bps hike Yen in focus as former PM Abe gunned down NEW YORK, July 8 (Reuters) – The US dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies on Friday ahead of the weekend following a choppy session that saw the greenback posting both gains … Read more