The Nasdaq surged on Thursday, with Alphabet and Advanced Micro Devices sparking a megacap rally on fresh optimism about artificial intelligence. Shares of Alphabet jumped over 5% as analysts cheered the launch of the Google-parent's newest AI model, while AMD soared more than 9% after the company estimated the potential market for its data center AI chips could reach $45 billion this year.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The dangerous bacteria that sparked powdered formula recalls and shortages last year has infected two babies this year, killing a Kentucky child and causing brain damage in a Missouri infant. Federal health officials confirmed Thursday that two cases of invasive infections caused by cronobacter sakazakii have been reported in 2023, both in infants who consumed powdered infant formula made by Abbott Nutrition, the company at the center of the 2022 crisis. Food and Drug Administra
A Moscow court extended on Thursday pre-trial detentions for three lawyers who once represented imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The three were arrested in October on charges of participating in an extremist group, a case widely seen as a means to ramp up pressure on the politician. The Basmanny District Court ruled that Vadim Kobzev, Igor Sergunin and Alexei Liptser will remain behind bars at least until March 13.
Paris Saint-Germain owner Qatar Sports Investments agreed to sell a minority stake to U.S. private equity platform Arctos Partners on Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the French league club. Arctos will own up to 12.5% of the club, valuing PSG at between 4 billion euros ($4.32 billion) and 4.25 billion euros, two people familiar with the deal who were not authorized to speak publicly told The Associated Press. The French league champion said Arctos' investment will go
Several new teachers hired in the Robson Valley and North Thompson regions received a provincial incentive aimed at bolstering the recruitment and retention of teachers in rural and northern communities. School District 57 Director of Human Resources Andrea Born confirmed the district hired a teacher in the Robson Valley under the incentive. The amount of the incentive could not be disclosed due to privacy concerns, but the program offers incentives ranging from $4,000 to $10,000. The Province s
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence returned to practice in a limited capacity Thursday, taking another step toward playing at Cleveland despite a high ankle sprain. Lawrence took snaps, moved around on his right ankle and threw passes during the portion of practice open to reporters. It came a day after he said he felt a lot better than he thought he would after left tackle Walker Little stepped on his ankle late in Monday night's loss to Cincinnati.
OTTAWA — The official Opposition continues to force the delay of government bills and billions in spending, in an attempt to get the Liberal government to remove the federal carbon-pricing plan from all home heating by the holidays. The Conservatives are doing this by prompting 135 votes in the House of Commons today, most of them on the government's estimates. The party says this will result in round-the-clock voting that will likely last until Friday evening and stall the Liberal agenda as the