Consumer Agency Moves to Ban Medical Debt From Credit Reports

The agency’s proposed changes come as it faces a legal challenge to its authority before the U.S. Supreme Court. Arguments in the case are expected to be heard this coming week, with a decision sometime next year. Here are some questions and answers about medical debt: What should I do if I can’t afford to … Read more

JPMorgan Chase UK shouldn’t ‘deplatform’ crypto industry

Brian Armstrong, chief executive officer of Coinbase Global Inc., speaks during the Messari Mainnet summit in New York, on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong is unhappy with JPMorgan Chase’s decision to block crypto-related transactions at its U.K. digital banking subsidiary, Chase UK. Chase UK earlier … Read more

Antarctic sea ice is at a record low

WINTER IS COMING to an end in Antarctica, while summer is wrapping up at the other end of the globe. During this time, sea ice in the south reaches its highest yearly extent, whereas in the north it drops to its annual minimum. Listen to this story.Enjoy more audio and podcasts on iOS or Android. … Read more

A Silver Lining From the Pandemic: A Surge in Start-ups

The Covid-19 pandemic hurt the U.S. economy in a lot of ways. It choked global supply chains, sent consumer prices soaring and briefly knocked millions of people out of work. But it might have also broken America out of a decades-long entrepreneurial slump. New research from economists at the University of Maryland and the Federal … Read more

Brad Gerstner says AI will be bigger than internet, bigger than mobile

Brad Gerstner, Altimeter Founder and CEO, speaks at the Delivering Alpha conference in NYC, Sept. 28, 2023. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Altimeter Capital Chair and CEO Brad Gerstner is massively bullish on artificial intelligence, saying the power of the advanced technology could even trump the internet. “AI is going to be bigger than the internet, … Read more

Eurozone Inflation Rate Drops to 4.3 Percent

Country by Country: A big drop in Germany but rises in Italy and Spain. Inflation in the eurozone, after peaking at an annual rate of 10.6 percent last year, has been on the decline over the past year. Core inflation, which strips out the volatile categories of food and energy and is considered a more … Read more