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‘SNL’ has Dr. Fauci hand out coronavirus vaccines on a game show

As more coronavirus vaccines begin to roll out, it may be difficult to know if you’re eligible or not, so “Saturday Night Live” tried to help a few lucky folks on Saturday. The NBC variety show opened with Kate McKinnon’s Dr. Anthony Fauci hosting a new game show called “So You Think You Can Get…MORE

Peppa Pig is getting her own Orlando-area theme park, complete with muddy puddles

Peppa Pig is getting her own Orlando-area theme park, complete with muddy puddles

Peppa Pig is looking to hog some of the Florida sunshine enjoyed by Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter. The animated British piglet popular with preschoolers is getting her own tourist attraction — complete with muddy puddles — that developers say will be “perfect for a first theme park experience.” Children everywhere should be squealing to…MORE

Manufacturing CEO: Before Biden, it felt like we were fighting the pandemic alone

Manufacturing CEO: Before Biden, it felt like we were fighting the pandemic alone

A former Republican operative who now leads one of the nation’s most powerful business groups is praising President Joe Biden’s efforts to defeat the coronavirus pandemic. “It is fantastic to have a partner in the White House,” Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, told CNN Business. “We felt like we…MORE

What Australia’s new law might mean for the news you see in the future

What Australia’s new law might mean for the news you see in the future

Facebook has turned the news back on. In Australia, the websites that were previously blocked by Facebook are now accessible and sharable once again. But the battle involving social networks and news is just beginning. This week Australia’s government passed a law this week that offered a glimpse at the future for Facebook and media…MORE

Warren Buffett admits to a rare ‘mistake’

Warren Buffett admits to a rare ‘mistake’

The Oracle of Omaha said he made a mistake. In his annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, investing guru Warren Buffett disclosed that the company took an $11 billion writedown last year on its 2016 purchase of Precision Castparts, describing it as “a mistake.” The 90-year-old billionaire, Berkshire’s chairman since 1970, said in the…MORE

McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Burger King heat up chicken sandwich wars

McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Burger King heat up chicken sandwich wars

January was huge for the fried chicken sandwich wars, but February was somehow even bigger. This month, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Burger King and McDonald’s all debuted new spins on the old favorite. Those sandwiches join KFC, Shake Shack and even Boston Market in an ever-growing list of fast food chicken choices. Cheap, tasty and growing…MORE

Nikola: Former executive chairman misled investors numerous times

Nikola: Former executive chairman misled investors numerous times

Electric truck company Nikola is throwing its founder and former executive chairman Trevor Milton under the proverbial hydrogen-powered bus. In a filing late Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nikola acknowledged seven “inaccurate” statements that Milton, who left the company in September, allegedly made between July 2016 and July 2020 about the company’s progress…MORE

Oil is up nearly 70% since the election, a record in the modern era

Oil is up nearly 70% since the election, a record in the modern era

The oil market is starting the Biden era with a bang. And that means Covid-weary Americans returning to the roads this spring and summer will be greeted with higher prices at the pump. US oil prices have skyrocketed 69% since November’s election based on Thursday’s close at $63.50 a barrel. That’s easily the biggest post-election…MORE