Start-up investor Jason Calacanis raising millions for Twitter stake

Start-up investor Jason Calacanis raising millions for Twitter stake

Jason Calacanis Adam Jeffery | CNBC Angel investor Jason Calacanis, an early backer of Uber and Robinhood, is seeking to raise tens of millions of dollars for a stake in Twitter as part of Elon Musk’s $44 billion agreement to buy the social media company. “We are now collecting interest to invest in Twitter with … Read more

National avian flu outbreak detected in Utah wild birds for 1st time

A photo of a great horned owl in Utah's wild taken in 2018. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said a great horned owl found dead in Cache County died from the avian flu breakout across the country.

A photo of a great horned owl in Utah’s wild taken in 2018. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said a great horned owl found dead in Cache County died from the avian flu breakout across the country. (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — A great horned owl … Read more

Utah scientists revive cells in human donor eyes, transforming brain and vision research

Utah scientists revive cells in human donor eyes, transforming brain and vision research

Fatima Abbas and Frans Vinberg are scientists at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. The pair have published a study showing how they were able to revive light-sensing neuron cells in organ donor eyes and restore communication between them as part of a series of discoveries that stand to transform … Read more

Tesla’s China sales dive 98% in April amid Shanghi lockdowns

Tesla's China sales dive 98% in April amid Shanghi lockdowns

The EV maker sold 1,512 vehicles in mainland China last month, down 98% from March, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association. Tesla’s production in the country also slides 81% to 10,757 vehicles in April, compared with 55,462 in March. Tesla didn’t export any Shanghai-made vehicles in April, compared with 60 exported in … Read more

GM’s new Cadillac Escalade is the most expensive, powerful yet at $150,000

GM's new Cadillac Escalade is the most expensive, powerful yet at $150,000

2023 Cadillac Escalade V-Series Cadillac DETROIT — General Motors’ newest Cadillac Escalade will be the most powerful and expensive version of the full-size SUV ever when it goes on sale this summer, starting at about $150,000. The Detroit automaker unveiled the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V on Wednesday with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine that delivers 682 … Read more

Mercedes Says It Can’t Make EVs Fast Enough

Mercedes Says It Can't Make EVs Fast Enough

Photo: mercedes Mercedes isn’t having trouble selling electric cars, Tesla has a new recall, and Lucid is going to Europe. All that and more in The Morning Shift for May 10, 2022. 1st Gear: Mercedes’ EV Business Is Strong I’m not really sure what to make of this, other than virtually any new car today … Read more

Uber to cut down on costs, treat hiring as a ‘privilege’: CEO email

Uber to cut down on costs, treat hiring as a 'privilege': CEO email

Uber will cut back on spending and focus on becoming a leaner business to address a “seismic shift” in investor sentiment, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told employees in an email obtained by CNBC. “After earnings, I spent several days meeting investors in New York and Boston,” Khosrowshahi said in the email, which was sent out late … Read more

CDC probing 109 liver illnesses in kids, including 5 deaths

U.S. health officials are now looking into more than 100 possible cases of a mysterious and severe liver disease in children, including five deaths.

US health officials are now looking into more than 100 possible cases of a mysterious and severe liver disease in children, including five deaths. (Steve Allen, Alamy) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes NEW YORK — US health officials are looking into more than 100 possible cases of a mysterious and severe liver disease in children, … Read more

SpaceX brings 4 astronauts home, then launches 53 satellites

SpaceX brings 4 astronauts home, then launches 53 satellites

Four commercial crew astronauts, from left, European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer, and NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn, Raja Chari and Kayla Barron, pose for a photo in their Dragon spacesuits during a fit check aboard the International Space Station’s Harmony module on April 21. (NASA via AP) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. … Read more

Parents guide: Darker ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ earns its PG-13 rating

Dr. Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, stands in the secret sanctum during the trailer of "Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness."

Dr. Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, stands in the secret sanctum during the trailer of “Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.” (Disney, Marvel Studios via AP) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — If you were expecting “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” to be similar to the first Doctor Strange … Read more