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Dogecoin tumbles after Elon Musk jokes about it on ‘SNL’

Investors bet right: Elon Musk mentioned dogecoin on “Saturday Night Live” during his opening monologue. Well, actually, his mom did. Maye Musk appeared at the end of her Tesla CEO son’s SNL monologue to ask what he got her for Mother’s Day. “I’m excited for my Mother’s Day gift,” Maye Musk said. “I just hope…MORE

Dream job: This company will pay you to nap

Dream job: This company will pay you to nap

Sleeping on the job is one thing, but getting paid to do it? That’s what eachnight, a company focused on sleep health, is offering: $1,500 for taking a nap every day for 30 days. Eachnight, which offers mattress reviews and sleep guides and tips, is hiring a team of “Nap Reviewers” to “test a few…MORE

As the pandemic eases, the media’s coverage of it is shifting

As the pandemic eases, the media’s coverage of it is shifting

How can the average American minimize risk while resuming normal activities after one year plus of pandemic disruptions? That’s the ultimate example of “news you can use” right now. Here’s what I am seeing across the media landscape. One: Articles and TV segments are helping to shift the conversation about Covid-era restrictions, especially among vaccinated…MORE

Trump’s DOJ secretly obtained phone records of Washington Post reporters

Trump’s DOJ secretly obtained phone records of Washington Post reporters

President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice secretly obtained phone records of multiple Washington Post reporters, the newspaper reported on Friday. According to The Washington Post, the three reporters, who were looking into Russia’s role in the 2016 election, each received a letter from DOJ dated May 3. The letters informed them that they were “hereby…MORE

Supply chain interrupted: Here’s everything you can’t get now

Supply chain interrupted: Here’s everything you can’t get now

Chicken, lumber, microchips, gas, steel, metals, chlorine and ketchup packets: What do they all have in common? They’re all (nearly) impossible to find. Shortages are popping up across the supply chain as the pandemic messes with shipping, demand, supply and all the other levers of the global economy. Here’s what’s hard to get, why and…MORE

Elon Musk is an odd choice for SNL host. Here’s why he was picked

Elon Musk is an odd choice for SNL host. Here’s why he was picked

“Saturday Night Live” has made some odd host picks over its history. The long-running NBC variety show’s Studio 8H stage has been graced by the likes of Ralph Nader, Steve Forbes, Rudy Giuliani, George Steinbrenner and, famously, Donald Trump. That off-kilter tradition continues Saturday when Elon Musk, the eccentric tech billionaire, will host the show.…MORE

Fight for $15 minimum wage heats up after Biden’s endorsement

Fight for $15 minimum wage heats up after Biden’s endorsement

After two decades working for Walmart, Cynthia Murray says she only recently saw her pay go above $15 an hour. “They gave me a 30 cents raise,” she said. “That’s how you feel about me after 20 years?” But Murray, a 64-year-old founding member of the United for Respect labor rights group, says she and…MORE

Private equity is targeting sports. Now fans and players are pushing back

Private equity is targeting sports. Now fans and players are pushing back

In New Zealand, rugby isn’t just a sport. It’s a national obsession, a major cultural force and a huge source of pride. So news that Silver Lake, a private equity firm based in California, is looking to buy 12.5% of the revenue generated by the All Blacks, the fearsome national team that’s dominated the global…MORE

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