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More Americans are identifying as LGBTQ than ever before, poll finds

More Americans are identifying as LGBTQ than ever before, poll finds

A new poll shows that an unprecedented number of US adults identify as LGBTQ — and that young people, especially Generation Z, are driving the increase. Gallup reported a jump from 4.5% to 5.6% of Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer since its last poll in 2017. The finding proves a…MORE

GameStop shares surge more than 100%

GameStop shares surge more than 100%

GameStop shares climbed rapidly and were halted twice for volatility ahead of the closing bell Wednesday. The gaming retailer’s stock was priced at $91.71 at market close, up nearly 104% from the previous day. Shares were halted once around 3:40pm ET after climbing nearly 74%, and again just over 10 minutes later after gaining 104%.…MORE

FAA met to discuss more frequent engine inspections days before Denver incident

FAA met to discuss more frequent engine inspections days before Denver incident

Only days before a dramatic engine failure on a United Airlines flight, federal regulators had met about requiring more frequent inspections of the same type of engine, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. The Federal Aviation Administration review board meeting late last week, which has not been previously reported, is in line with…MORE

TJ Maxx hopes customers will ‘revenge shop’ to make up for a lost year

TJ Maxx hopes customers will ‘revenge shop’ to make up for a lost year

TJ Maxx has taken a hit from the pandemic with fewer people visiting stores and picking up clothing. But the discount giant is betting that customers will re-emerge once they get the Covid-19 vaccine and “revenge” shop to make up for the lost year. TJX, the owner of discount chains TJ Maxx and Marshalls, said…MORE

Georgia counties seek legal fees for ‘frivolous’ Trump voter-fraud lawsuit

Georgia counties seek legal fees for ‘frivolous’ Trump voter-fraud lawsuit

Two counties in Georgia are seeking to recoup attorneys’ fees from former President Donald Trump and Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer stemming from their lawsuit that made “frivolous” and “baseless” claims of voter fraud in Georgia’s count during the presidential election, according to court filings. DeKalb County said its legal costs to fight the…MORE

The Federal Reserve suffers widespread disruption to payment services

The Federal Reserve suffers widespread disruption to payment services

The Federal Reserve suffered a widespread disruption in multiple payment services Wednesday, including a system that banks and businesses rely on to zip trillions of dollars around the financial system each day. After experiencing problems for several hours, the crucial payment system, known as Fedwire, resumed normal operations shortly before 3 p.m. ET, according to…MORE

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