GM advising some Bolt EV owners to park 50 feet away from other cars in case of fire

The Vermont State Police released this photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV that caught fire on July 1, 2021 in the driveway of state Rep. Timothy Briglin, a Democrat. Vermont State Police DETROIT – General Motors is advising some Chevrolet Bolt owners to not park their electric cars within 50 feet of other vehicles … Read more

FDA staff declines to take stance on Pfizer’s Covid booster shots, citing lack of verified data

A person receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mobile inoculation site in the Bronx, New York, August 18, 2021. David ‘Dee’ Delgado | Reuters The staff of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday declined to take a stance on whether to back booster shots of Pfizer‘s … Read more

Walmart to test self-driving cars in multiple cities with Ford and Argo AI

Ford Motor plans to launch its self-driving vehicle businesses in 2022 with vehicles based on its Escape Hybrid crossover. Ford Walmart is expanding its self-driving vehicle program to include Ford Motor and Argo AI, an autonomous car start-up backed by the automaker. The companies said Wednesday that the collaboration will use Ford Escape hybrids with … Read more

Walmart+ is gaining momentum, hits 32 million members, Deutsche Bank estimates

The Walmart+ home screen on a laptop computer in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walmart‘s membership program, Walmart+, is gaining momentum and attracting younger, higher-income shoppers, according to a research note published Tuesday by Deutsche Bank. The subscription service — which launched almost exactly one … Read more

Solar prices jumped in the second quarter, reversing recent trends, on material costs and supply chain issues

Peter Cade | Stone | Getty Images The solar industry is among many sectors feeling the pinch of higher prices, according to a report released Tuesday by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie. Prices rose quarter over quarter and year over year across every solar segment during the period. It’s the first time … Read more

Covering 9/11 taught me how to remain calm in the middle of panic and misinformation

Like many Americans, I remember every detail of Sept. 11, 2001, like it was yesterday. I was a congressional reporter in Washington, D.C., for Dow Jones Newswires and was getting ready that Tuesday morning to cover a hearing when I noticed a shot of the twin towers on CNBC instead of the usual market news. … Read more

Disney’s remaining 2021 films will all have exclusive theatrical releases

(L-R) Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Angelina Jolie, and Barry Keoghan of ‘The Eternals’ took part today in the Walt Disney Studios presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, Calif. Jesse Grant | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images The rest of Disney’s 2021 slate will all … Read more

Cancer cases, medical complications surge for 9/11 survivors, CDC report says

Former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart (2nd R) looks on as US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R), D-NY, speaks with John Feal (C), a 9/11 health advocate, and 9/11 first responders, survivors and their families, during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2019, to discuss the introduction … Read more

What you need to know about President Joe Biden’s new Covid vaccine mandates

Freeport, N.Y.: Daniel Merlos, 15, of Freeport, New York, is administered a Covid-19 vaccine at Freeport High School where Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital provided COVID-19 vaccinations to all eligible students, staff and community residents, on July 15, 2021. Steve Pfost | Newsday | Getty Images President Joe Biden’s latest vaccination push is the most … Read more

CNBC poll shows very little will persuade unvaccinated Americans to get Covid shots

A man wears an ‘UNVACCINATED’ t-shirt ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Save America” rally at York Family Farms on August 21, 2021 in Cullman, Alabama. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Americans who are unvaccinated against Covid-19 are largely driven by a mistrust of the government and fears over vaccine side effects, and there is … Read more