CNN sports | ‘When Lewis is gone, who have you got to look up to?’ asks Hamilton’s half-brother
(CNN) – This season, Lewis Hamilton’s fight has been as much off the track as on it.
The 35-year-old has been using his platform as the world’s best Formula One driver and one of the most famous athletes on the planet to fight for racial equality and justice, in particular through his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Earlier this month, Hamilton stood atop the podium after victory at the Tuscan Grand Prix with the words “ARREST THE COPS WHO KILLED BREONNA TAYLOR” emblazoned on his shirt. —more—
CNN health | A healthy sex life boosts long-term survival hopes for heart attack victims
(CNN) – People who have had heart attacks can boost their chances of long-term survival by returning to normal levels of sexual activity, a new study shows.
Many people stop having sex after a heart attack in the belief that it could trigger another episode, but research published Wednesday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology says sex is good for survival rates.
Researchers followed 495 couples for around 20 years and found that those who maintained or increased their frequency of sexual activity in the first six months after a heart attack had a 35% lower risk of death than those who stopped having sex or reduced their frequency. —more—
CNN BUSINESS | These states are voting on cannabis legalization this November
San Francisco (CNN Business) – In 2016, the US election resulted in a green wave as cannabis legalization measures passed in eight out of nine states.
Now, the industry and its supporters are hoping for another big win in November.
This year, voters in five states will decide whether to adopt either new medical or recreational cannabis laws — or, perhaps, both in the case of one state.
As it stands now, 33 states have legalized medical cannabis, and of those, 11 states have legalized cannabis for adult recreational use. —more—
CNN | Architect’s innovative shipping container homes could help solve Puerto Rico’s housing crisis
KONTi’s vision is to turn shipping containers into safe and affordable homes.
(CNN) – Puerto Rican architect Carla Gautier Castro stands overlooking the remains of a home after a string of earthquakes hammered the town of Yauco, on the southwest of the island.
It’s a painful scene she has seen again and again. It is also the reason she now dedicates her life to ensuring everyone on the island has a safe dwelling.
The pillars of this concrete house collapsed, crushing three vehicles underneath. Furniture and personal belongings are strewn around, unreachable, unsalvageable.
“I’m traumatized,” homeowner Luz María Morales Vargas tells Gautier Castro. “We’ve lived here for 27 years.” —more—
CNN BUSINESS | Home sales reach a 14-year high in August, with prices hitting a new record
Home sales surged to a 14-year high in August as record low interest rates brought homebuyers out in droves and pushed prices to a new record high.
Existing home sales — which includes sales of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops — were up 2.4% in August from July, to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 6 million transactions, according to the National Association of Realtors. That was a 10.5% increase from the year before and the highest level since December 2006. —more—
CNN BUSINESS | Commercial real estate flounders as housing market booms
New York (CNN Business) – The housing market is red hot thanks to record-low mortgage rates and consumers looking to flee cities for the suburbs. But offices, shopping malls and other commercial real estate properties have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
The rise of Zoom (ZM), Slack (WORK) and other productivity tools has made it easier for people to set up home offices and still get their jobs done. Meanwhile, Amazon (AMZN) and other digital retailers are flourishing amid the Covid-19 pandemic as the shift from bricks to clicks has accelerated.
“There will likely be less demand for commercial real estate due to the rising popularity of online shopping and working from home,” said Ivy Investments global economist Derek Hamilton in an e-mail. —more—
CNN BUSINESS | Fed pledges to keep interest rates near zero for years
New York (CNN Business) – The Federal Reserve committed Wednesday to do more to help the US economic recovery, promising more asset purchases and lower interest rates for even longer than it previously expected.
The Federal funds rate remained unchanged at zero to a quarter percentage point, and will stay there until America’s labor market has recovered “consistent with the Committee’s assessments of maximum employment” and the inflation rate has risen to 2%, and is on track to exceed that level for some time.
Given the country is still down 11.5 million jobs since February and the consumer price inflation rate over the past 12 months stood at 1.3% last month, this seems like a long way off. —more—
CNN BUSINESS | SoftBank is selling British chipmaker ARM to Nvidia for $40 billion
Hong Kong (CNN Business) Nvidia is buying British chipmaker ARM from SoftBank for as much as $40 billion — a total that would make it the largest semiconductor deal ever.
The agreement, announced Sunday, will be financed through a mix of cash and stock, the companies said in a joint statement.
The move would allow Nvidia (NVDA) — which mainly makes graphics processors for computer games and self-driving cars — to become an industry leader across more connected devices, including smartphones, PCs, robotics and 5G, CEO Jensen Huang wrote in a letter to employees Sunday. —more—
CNN Sports | Lewis Hamilton evokes Breonna Taylor at Grand Prix win
(CNN) – Lewis Hamilton wore a T-shirt remembering Breonna Taylor on the six-month anniversary of her death when he took to the victory podium Sunday after winning the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello, Italy.
The six-time Formula One champion’s shirt had “ARREST THE COPS WHO KILLED BREONNA TAYLOR” written on the front and “SAY HER NAME” above a photo of Taylor on the back. He wore the shirt before the race and at the podium ceremony. —more—
CNN Business | What Android gets right that the iPhone gets so wrong
New York (CNN Business)It’s hard to find a better smartphone than the iPhone. It’s beautiful, it’s fast, it’s easy to use and as Steve Jobs would say, “It just works.” But Android is no slouch, and it gets one crucial feature so right — and it’s a feature that Apple keeps screwing up.
Android is just better at notifications.
And this week, Google (GOOGL) widened the gap between Android and iOS when it introduced Android 11. The new smartphone operating system makes the most annoying, intrusive thing about your phone easier to manage. —more—