Nasdaq declines, Japan inflation, oil prices

SINGAPORE – Asia-Pacific markets fell on Friday, following falls on Wall Street overnight. Meanwhile, oil prices fell from their 2014 highs earlier in the week, falling around 2%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 2%, while the Topix fell 1.54%. Auto and technology stocks fell across the board but pared some losses. Toyota was down more than … Read more

Ngannou, Gane verbally spar over memory of actual sparring

ANAHEIM, California — For Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane, much of their beef may come down to a matter of semantics. For example, Ngannou said on Thursday that he was never teammates with Gane, but that he had already moved from France to Las Vegas and was only going back through the MMA factory in … Read more

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer wants to ‘keep Call of Duty on PlayStation’

The games industry is reeling from the potential ramifications of Microsoft’s massive deal to acquire Activision, and some of the biggest questions have centered around the future of the game. Call of Duty franchise, which is a big hit on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Although we still don’t know for sure where you can play … Read more

World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga amid water, food shortage | Tsunami News

According to the UN, some 60,000 people have been affected by damage to crops, livestock and fisheries from ash fall, ingress of saltwater and possible acid rain. More ships and planes carrying relief supplies will arrive in Tonga in the coming days as the international community responds to calls for urgent help from the Pacific … Read more

UCSF scientists detect anomalies in people with post-COVID ‘brain fog’

Scientists studying the persistent “brain fog” that afflicts many people after a bout with COVID-19 are reporting, for the first time, abnormalities in the clear fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord of several patients. Finding high levels of protein in cerebrospinal fluid suggests the presence of inflammation, while unexpected antibodies may reveal an abnormally … Read more

Jim Cramer says the stock market is getting closer to forming a bottom

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday that he believes the stock market is nearing a bottom after a challenging start to the new year. The “Mad Money” host’s comments mark a change in perspective from two weeks ago, when Cramer said it was too early to buy aggressively based on a 10-item checklist he uses to … Read more

Bruins beat Caps 4-3

The Washington Capitals shipped to Boston on Thursday night for a road date with the Bruins. I missed the first 90 seconds of the game because I forgot the game was only streaming. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored first with a perfect wrist shot from close range. David Pastrnak reacted quickly and found a clearing in the … Read more