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Gordon Gekko of ‘Wall Street’ may be the fictional face of insider trading. Ilona Gaynor/flickr

What’s insider trading and why it’s a big problem

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is pushing for a ban on active trading by members of Congress following accusations that some of their colleagues may have engaged in insider trading.
All eyes are on Fed Chair Jerome Powell as the central bank prepares to raise rates for the first time in three years. Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP

Federal Reserve plans to raise interest rates ‘soon’ to fight inflation: What that means for consumers and the economy

The US central bank said surging inflation is guiding its decision about when to lift interest rates. Two experts on financial markets explain what might happen next.
Bob Saget, top left, was affectionately called ‘America’s Dad’ for his role as Danny Tanner in the sitcom ‘Full House.’ Lorimar Television/Fotos International via Getty Images

What made Bob Saget’s Danny Tanner so different from other sitcom dads

A contrast to the bumbling and immature fathers commonly found on sitcoms, Bob Saget’s character on ‘Full House’ reflected a shift in expectations of fatherhood that began in the late 1970s.
Du fait de leur système immunitaire encore en cours de maturation, les enfants reçoivent des doses de vaccins adaptées. Prostock-studio / Shutterstock

Pourquoi les dosages des vaccins sont différents chez les enfants et les adultes

Obtenir la meilleure protection avec le minimum d’effets secondaires à chaque âge : voilà l’équation à résoudre pour bien doser d’un vaccin. Le niveau de maturité du système immunitaire est la clef.
The majority of fire-related deaths that occurred in 2020 took place in people’s homes. Ty O'Neil/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

10 fire safety tips to help keep you and your kids alive and safe

Last year, 3,500 Americans were killed by house fires. A former fire and explosion investigator has 10 tips to keep you and your children safe this holiday season.
Mark Zuckerberg’s public comments contradict some of the information reported by The Wall Street Journal. AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Why Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg may be in hot water with the SEC

Recent reporting suggests Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg presented different versions of the company’s policies in private and public. That could draw the scrutiny of regulators.
Mysterious blasts of radio waves from across the universe called fast radio bursts are getting more attention from astronomers. ESO/M. Kornmesser

535 new fast radio bursts help answer deep questions about the universe and shed light on these mysterious cosmic events

Fast radio bursts are the focus of a young and fascinating field of astronomy. Researchers just released data on more than 500 new bursts, quadrupling the total number of detected events.
The pandemic has spurred many workers to contemplate their futures – and whether they ever want to return to office life. Edward Hopper, 'Morning Sun' (1952) via hermien_amsterdam/flickr

What inspired digital nomads to flee America’s big cities may spur legions of remote workers to do the same

The pandemic exposed the contradictions and tensions at the heart of ‘creative class’ cities and jobs.

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